Monday, April 2, 2012

DIY Maxi Skirt.....AGAIN



SKIRT AVAILABLE HERE



Hello!!

What an insane weekend this was, I had no time for anything! I am almost done with the maxi tut but unfortunately I couldn't get it finished this weekend but you will have it soon. I wanted to show you what I wore today and my slight variations on the same pattern I used for the print maxi I wore last week, B5650.

I wanted a wider waistband so I added 2" to the pattern and added belt loops so I could belt it and use it with my sash. I wanted the ties to be wide enough to create a big bow ;-) aside from those few changes the skirt pattern itself wasn't changed.

I added the pockets in this one and used a poly shantung for the fabric. I love that I can wear it casual and dress it up. I wore my American Eagle Denim Jacket, White Tee & My necklace is from Charlotte Russe


xoxo
mimi g.


187 comments:

  1. Omg ssoo cute!! I would buy it, since I've lost my patience to sew at the moment lol.

    I love your blog btw. Thank you for always updating. I really dont follow blogs, your is the only one I will follow.

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    1. Thank you! I feel special, LOL

      xoxo
      mimi g.

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    2. Mimi! Can I pay you to make one of these for me!?

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    3. Me too, me too! I want one!

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    4. Me too, me too!!! I must have one!! ADORABLE!!!

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    5. So cute... I would totally buy one!

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    6. I want one too how can I get one jackiedelreal@yahoo.com

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    7. This skirt is fantastic. I would love to own one, or two, or three... You should sell them. :)

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    8. HELLO I Am New and THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU!!! I would Love some help finding the pattern to make this skirt!!! Or if you are willing to teach me, I am willing to learn. Thank you For your time Kirah

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    9. Hello I am new here, and your are SUPER AMAZING!!!I wanted to know where did you find the pattern for this Skirt?? I would love to try to make it, and if you can share some pointers, I am here to listen and learn. Thank you Shakirah

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    10. I don't have the patience for it but I love it!!

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  2. OMG!!! This skirt is giving me LIFE right now!!!! Hot!!! I...MUST...MAKE...THIS...

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    1. What type of fabric is used for this?

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    2. http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/p/SW3076/Shantung-Black

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  5. <3 the skirt! The whole look is awesome!

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  6. I want one! This is a cool outfit to wear to an after five event and truly stand out. Love it!

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    1. Where can I get this skirt LOVE LOVE LOVE PLEASE

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  7. I love that skirt so much! You did an AMAZING job! I'll take one in yellow please :-)

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  8. OMG, this is a gorgeous skirt!!!


    Carsedra of:

    http://www.embracingtherealme.com/

    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love you maxi skirt what pattern did you use to create it? I would love to see my skills put to the test I actually wanted to just buy one but it appears it's not for sale and this is a DIY thing :) hope to hear which pattern you used did you find it on line?

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  9. My first time commenting. I am a new to your blog. Found you through your Fashion Bomb entry. Totally love this skirt and how you styled the entire outfit.

    Natasha

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    1. Thanks for commenting and visiting ;-D

      xoxo

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  10. Great skirt! I'd wear it dressy with a crisp white shirt -- very Carolina Herrera style.

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    1. Exactly! I had the crisp shirt our this morning and then they said it was gonna be 85 degrees, I said "where is that t-shirt" BWHAHAHA

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  11. Wow Wow loving the changes you made!!

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  12. Love, Love, Love... I'll have what you're wearing.. thanks

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  13. Hot Damn! I am so glad I found your blog! Everything I have seen you make so far I am dying for! I believe I have this pattern in my stash and must make it up soon!

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  14. Ok...see...you better go head' (^_^)
    Eat your heart out J. Crew!!! http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/188655

    Btw...I finished my skirt. I'll send you a pic

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    1. Cant wait to see the skirt!!!!

      xoxo

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  15. Gorgeous skirt. I really love your styling.

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  16. How much would you charge to make this skirt and is the pattern hard to make. It look like it is. Please let me know about prices for some of the work that you do.

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    1. LOL, Thanks I just posted about sewing for others :-)

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  17. I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!! SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  18. Wow I need that skirt in my life you're amazing !!!

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  19. VERY BEAUTIFUL----YOU INSPIRE ME GREATLY---I LOVE THIS SKIRT--TOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!

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  20. Both skirts are absolutely stunning!!! Thanks also for the tut on making the obi belt. You're awesome. Thank you so much for the inspiration. Got to pull this pattern out.

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  21. OMG!!! this skirt is insane!!! it is SICK!!! your skills are the bomb!!!!! looooooove this look... im totally speechless.... this skirt is FABOULUS!!! keep up the good work!!

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  22. WOW! That skirt is absolutely STUNNING!!!!! Glad I found your blog...you have some lovely pieces...

    Roni

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  23. Discovered your blog about two weeks ago and I've been on it everyday since then! Now I suspect my boyfriend has a little crush on you lmbo! You inspire me to up my sewing skills, I'm just starting out. Keep blogging ma, this is our fave blog! xx

    designerdrop.wordpress.com

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    1. LOL!!! awww *blushing*
      Thanks for stopping by and visiting me! So excited you are sewing, keep going and I am ALWAYS here if you have questions ;-)

      xoxo to you and your boyfriend, LOL

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  24. You're really selling this pattern! Both versions are so adorable that the pattern company should pay you for such a nice publicity! :D

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    1. I agree! LOL they need to send me a check for making their patterns look usable, LOL

      xoxo

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  25. Your skills are amazing! I LOVE this skirt!

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  26. Your skills are amazing! I LOVE this skirt!

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  27. I love this skirt and yes I would pay $185 for that skirt. My Mother had a business making custom drapes and I know that anything custom is going to cost and last you are paying for that person time and quality piece. I love blog! You have inspired me to pull out my sewing machine and get busy!!! Thanks :)

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    1. Pull out that machine! and Thank you!!

      ^_^

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  28. A M A Z I N G!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!

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    1. MiMi how can I get this skirt I love love love it you are so talentd

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  29. Saw this on pinterest and HAD to see the blog that it came from!! This skirt is fabulous!!!

    Chocolattesbox.blogspot.com

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  30. I wanna know if this skirt will work on a chubby gal like myself? with the waist being kinda high could it handle/disguise the love I've got going on in the middle??? I REALLLy LOOOOVEEEE this skirt...

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  31. I absolutely love this!! Do you have a tutorial?

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  32. Hello I would love this in black, khaki, and the denim!
    How can I purchase do make them yourself or what? And if not how can I get the pattern?

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  33. how can I get this skirt MiMi I love it so much you are so talented

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  34. LOVE LOVE the skirt. Do you take orders?

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  35. Would sincerely adore it if you sold these. I enjoy sewing, but can't find the time and this skirt is simply a must have. You have FAB talent. If you do sell give me the info please.

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  36. Would sincerely adore it if you sold these. I enjoy sewing, but can't find the time and this skirt is simply a must have. You have FAB talent. If you do sell give me the info please.

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  37. What fabric did you use?? Is it a taffeta??

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    1. Shantung fabric
      Mimi posted a link where she got it.
      Here it is.

      http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/p/SW3076/Shantung-Black

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  38. I found your blog via pinterest and I'm in love. As a novice sewer, this is a really good project for me to enhance my skills. Question: did you use a lining with the shantung? I saw the other version of the maxi skirt you made and you said you used a lining with that one. What do you think about a black linen instead? I believe either one would give the structure you created so beautifully.

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  39. Came across the photo on pinterest. You and your creations are adorable. I have made plenty of maxi dresses and I plan on making your maxi skirt. But I have one question, how do you get it on? Is there elastic in the band underneath the belt, or a hidden hook and eye closure? Thanks in advance for the reply.

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  40. I love your style! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  41. is there anyway you could publish this pattern? i would love to make this skirt!

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  42. is there any way you could publish this pattern? i would love to make this skirt!!

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  43. If I get the measurements and send them to you will you make me one PLEASE??

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  44. If I get my measurements will you make me one PLEASE?? I love this skirt. This is so me. Keep up the good work.

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  45. Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog and I have to say: This is soooo cool! You are really talented. I love it!!! God Bless your work

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  46. Do you mind sharing the source for your fabric?

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    1. Of course ;-) I got it here: http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/p/SW3076/Shantung-Black

      xoxo

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    2. Is it possible that I can pay you to make me one? Lisachloeharris@yahoo.com

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  47. Would you please share the source for your fabric?

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  48. Yes so, I would like to make one.. do you have the tutorial on how to add the pockets?

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  49. Just bought the fabric and pattern :) I wanted to make sure you used skirt A on the pattern? and did you add length to make it floor length? thanks :)

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  50. just bought the pattern and fabric :) i was wondering if you added length to make it floor length? and did you use skirt A from the pattern?

    Thanks! love your blog :)

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    1. Where did you find the pattern? Plz and thank you !!!!

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  51. I'm jumping on the bandwagon of paying you and having this made for me!! please please please!! If you are interested, my email address is info@nu-bodi.com =)

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  52. Love this skirt! Where can I get the pattern for it and do you have instructions for this one? I have a fabric I'd like to use but I can't sew to save my life but I am determined to find someone who can!

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  53. Saw this on Pinterest. So many pieces that you wear are just like my taste! I have always wanted to sew. And you have inspired me! Just had my last baby 18 months ago so I am ready to get my game back on point. LOL!

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  54. I love, love, love, your style. Have fallen in love with that skirt and I love the adjustments you have done to it it gives the skirt such class job well done.

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  55. I will be following your blog because I love your style.

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  56. I stumbled across your blog today and it was instant love. I watched the vid for the maxi skirt tutorial and was wondering if you plan on adding a vid tutorial for how to make the sash and add the pockets - it would be quite generous of you if you did. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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  58. this is wonderful! did you add a zipper then?

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  59. I saw your skirt on pinterest, would love to wear this to a wedding. Where did you get the pattern to make this? I found the fabric but need big help with the pattern :) Thanks.

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  60. Where exactly is the tutorial for this? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

    My cousin and I are planning a "sewing party" (she has a sewing machine and I don't). I'd love to make this!!

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  61. Hi Mimi,i just finished sewing the same skirt pattern using the same fabric.
    The problem with the fabric is that it frays like crazy. And did you lined the skirt? mine is too sheer. Yours look quite solid.

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  62. Ok - I also LOVE AND HAVE TO HAVE THE BLUE SKIRT! Seriously, can I pay you to make me one? Email me please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lisachloeharris@yahoo.com

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  63. Did you finish the tutuorial? Could you send me the link?

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  64. I LOVE LOVE this skirt! ... Do u have the pattern for it? or a site were I could get it?

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  65. OMG!!! This skirt is THE BUSINESS!! I am on a fabric search RIGHT now. I just had a baby and this will be the perfect look to hide the baby weight through the summer...

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  66. I am absolutely in love with this skirt. I love long skirts! I would love to find fabric like this. I just bought a sewing machine so I'm learning how to sew. You are an inspiration for me! I hope I can be as good as you are one day and make something this beautiful!

    Jess
    http://thedelightfulcrafter.blogspot.com/

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  67. This skirt is so beautiful, I am definitely inspired to sew one myself...my next project

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  68. I love your blog. I LOVE this skirt! I want to make it in several colours. My fabric is ready, my machine is ready, my brain is ready, my patience is ready, the pattern's on it's way BUT...

    I'm a VISUAL person.

    PLEASE, please..... pleaaaaase a video tut especially on the belt hoops and sash! I have no experience altering patterns and I'm terrified! LOL. Thanks so much for sharing al your sewing knowledge!

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  69. I do not know how to sew but if I keep looking about your blog I am going to take class and learn how lol!!!! You inspire me ;)

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  70. i love how your style is so effortlessly, casually, elegant! so well put together. i look at a pattern and don't even see how i can tweak it just a little. but wow, you make the simple skirt pattern look amazing. you inspire! and thank you for sharing.

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  71. I am going to ask my Mother-in-Law to make this for me. Are there any instructions I can give her?

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  72. I finally found you!!! I've saw your picture on pintrest!! :) like the many others asking are you going to sell this beautiful skirt of yours?? If so how much??

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  73. I finally found you!!! I saw your skirt on pintrest... I have to have it. Like the many others asking, are you going to sell this beautiful skirt of yours?? Of so, how much?? Thanks!!!

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  74. I LOVE your style! Keep it up!

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  75. You are amazing! I just found you'r blog and I can't stop reading. I'm not a beginer sewer but I'm always in for new ideas :)

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  76. I have loved very few things in my life the way I love this skirt. I can't make it, but I assure you that I will find somebody who can make it for me!!

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  77. Okay, so this skirt is cute. But your body is banging Mimi #nohomo :)

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  78. Is it too late to order a maxi skirt? I would love love love to own this skirt. I need it in my life.
    Thanks in advance.

    Tamika

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  79. Hello! I discovered your lovely skirt on Pinterest today at 2:18 pm EST. I ran out to the fabric store, bought my material and am preparing to complete my sewing right now at 7:11 pm EST. I haven't sewn anything since college (2 decades ago)! Thank you so much for inspiring me with your love design.

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  80. Hello! I have fallen in love with your blog. I made this skirt for a friend of mine after she sent me the link to your blog. I am making tons more as we speak. Love! Love!

    andreafenise(dot)com

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  81. OMGosh, I must have this skirt! Someone please point me in the direction of a fabulous seamstress here in Atlanta.

    Mek

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  82. I really need to learn how to sew. I love this blog!

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  83. Can someone send me the link on how to make this..can't find anywhere on this site?! :(

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    1. It is under the tutorials tab, clearly marked and its $10.99 for the tutorial.

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  84. I was defeated by an INVISIBLE ZIPPER. I spent HOURS trying to get it right to no avail and was so disappointed I couldn't rock my skirt to the Bedroom Kandi launch party last week. I'm going to try it again this week and pray that I can figure it out so that I can wear it on my birthday next Saturday. I'm in the home stretch!!!!!

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  85. I want to learn how to sew! after I graduate but until then I shall just buy and thrift lol. Mimi how much would it be for you to make one of these for me and ship it to me? I know fall is about to come up so I was wonderigb if you could help me choose a nice color as well. please email me! :) joreid27@yahoo.com

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  86. Im in love!!! I bought some dark blue fabric to make this beautiful skirt. Cant wait 2 were it! Thanks!

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  87. Absolutely love this...wish I could sew, but most definitely willing to purchase lol!

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  88. this skirt gives me sleepless nights! tres haute

    Karabelo
    South Africa

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  89. You may be my favorite new sewing website. Love all of this!

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  90. Maybe I'm looking over it, but do you provide instructions on how to make these items?

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  91. I was thinking of getting your tutorial but I was wondering if it's a video like the free ones or the kind of tutorial you print up? your videos with all the tips are soooo helpful! also do you give suggestions for fabric choices etc? I like to have all my ducks in a row before I get started on a project :D

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    1. Its a video. Under Tutorials Tab you will find the links ;-)

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  92. Mimi. I really need this skirt for Christmas. Please please please. I would like to purchase one in navy

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  93. Hello, The first time I saw this post was on pinterest and I promptly pinned it. Now I am adding your blog onto my reading list. Nice blog btw.

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  94. Absolutely LOVE this and all of your pieces! Do you think this pattern would work with a Faille fabric? And is it appropriate for a beginner sewer like myself?

    Btw my grandmother is "Mimi Godwin" -close! ;)

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  95. Please, Please, Please tell me what the pattern is for this!? I'd love to wear it to my sister's rehearsal dinner and my mom has offered to make it for me. Thank you! kaley.hasstedt@gmail.com

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  96. I absolutely love this skirt. I see two different colors for this skirt (blue and black), if indeed this is a blue denim, what type of material is this? Also, I see the yellow, what type of fabric is this? Thanks

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  97. I absolutely love this skirt, on your blog. I see a blue and a black colored skirt. If indeed this skirt is blue, what type of fabric is this and where can it be purchased. Also where can I purchase they yellow fabric?

    Thanks

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  98. How do you purchase the pattern? I have been looking around for a pattern like this for some time. Could you point us towards one that is like the one you made?

    I just stumbled upon your site.... It would be nice if you put together a page directed towards amazon with links to your favorite patterns...

    Thank you

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    1. If there is no pattern listed then there is NO pattern. I made it from scratch, I ALWAYS link to EVERYTHING on my posts so if you read a post and there are links for a pattern then they will be there. You are free to purchase the tutorial on how to make my skirt by going to the tutorials tab.

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  99. Hi Mimi, I fell in love with this skirt because it is the perfect piece to a summer OR better yet all winter wardrobe.
    Meranda, I actually found some patterns that you can tweak to make it look like the skirt and or your own. If you want I can list them for you. Obviously if its ok with Mimi??

    I am soo happy I came across your site!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  100. As soon as I saw this skirt I had to have it. I was finally able to buy the tutorial and when I started I couldn't stop. I think it came out well. I know where I made some mistakes but I love the skirt and I am definitely trying to make myself another in another color.

    Thank you!!

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  101. Mimi seriously, since you dont want to saw for all of us, you should go to fashion start, that way we all get a chance to have a piece of your closet..i Luuuvvv your style...now i want the skirt lady..

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  102. Hi,
    I see it's a year later since you offered these for sale, but would you offer them again? How much? I would love a couple of them. Love the Yellow and Blue!!!!!

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  103. will this be available for sale again? if so will you offer a discount on multiple purchases? i don't know how to sew :-(

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  104. I LOVE THIS SKIRT. WHAT FABRIC DID YOU USE FOR THIS?

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  105. OMG! I am so in love with that skirt, it is so cute.

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  106. I want itt!!! Is so unique!!!! I hope it is going to look so nice on tall woman!

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  107. I want to use this skirt for my bridesmaid dress how do you get the pattern for it?:)

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  108. Hi, I love this skirt!! Are they available to buy?? Thank you!!

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  109. Where do you sell your skirts?? This is so cute!

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  110. Beautiful Mimi you are inspiring me to show again. What is the new schedule for classes? I am interested. Thanks....Talein

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  111. Will you please make and sell this to those of us who dont sew?? Pretty Please :)

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  112. Im with Jaclyn-- I sooo want this skirt!! any possibilities of making again!!

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  113. I want this skirt so much, am going to have to get it made elsewhere unless of course you decide to make them again!!! ;) x

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  114. where do you sell the skirts at???

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  115. The link to the tutorial no longer works. I'd love to have it...or even to let you make several for me for my wedding party! - Cara

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  116. what kind of fabric did you use for this amazing skirt and where can I get a pattern. I would love to try and make it or get my aunt to make it.

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  117. Love this look. I would also buy this. Your great to follow. Your so creative and talented!

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  118. Hi Mimi,
    I purchased your tutorial and it explained how to make the shorter skirt. I prefer length on my dresses and skirts. Can you explain to me how to calculate the measurements for the floor length version of the skirt, and also would I fold the fabric in the same direction? Thank you, you really inspire me!

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.