Thursday, May 10, 2012

DIY LBD + Aldo Heeled Sandals

Happy Thursday! 

I can almost reach Friday! and boy can I tell ya I have a lot going on. I have started the sewing on the skirts ordered and should be shipping the first few by Wednesday so that is awesome, I also have a project I am working on with another blogger (I'll disclose that soon enough) and to top it all off my baby's birthday is tomorrow and he turns 5 and Sunday is Mothers Day! 

I made this dress before in a wine color and loved it so I made another one in black months and months ago but never got around to wearing it. The pattern is McCall's 5705 which is out of print BUT I think you can still order it on the website. Speaking of McCall's....Hobby Lobby has McCall Patterns on sale for .99 cents so if you live near a Hobby Lobby you may want to stop in and grab a few patterns.

In Store Only Until 5/12

What I Wore: Pattern Review

Pattern Description: Short dresses have elastic casings at waist; dresses

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 4 on top and 8 on the bottom


Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes


Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are easy to follow and if you have made any of my maxi dresses or skirts you can make this.


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how easy this pattern is because sometimes I like to make no brainer items that take little effort or brain power, lol

Fabric Used: ITY Knit Black

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Would you sew it again? No, I have already made it once before so I think I will retire it.


Would you recommend it to others? Yes

  H&M Necklace, Kate Spade Sunnies (old)
Aldo Heeled Sandals (old) Similar here 


xoxo
mimi g.

35 comments:

  1. Loveeeeee! You are so inspiring, if I could I would have everything you sew turn into a DIY - seriously! FEE-YUS! (Fierce in a major way)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Mimi,
    You look very pretty. Tyna

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mimi, I didn't know you made clothing for sale? How can I order? Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I dont in general hun, the skirt was a one time thing, LOL

      Delete
  4. Nice! I was afraid we wouldn't get many DIY's with all those skirt orders you have to fill lol.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL, I will still work a few in for you ;-)

      Delete
  5. Killer LBD ensemble! Love it :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. You look great! I have a guess as to who the other blogger might be.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Mimi, what's up, you make even the simplist thiings look AMAZING!!! I showed your blog to my sister, she's 5'2" and you two are SO much alike. You both can make even an old thrift find look trendy and fashionable.
    Love your blog!!!
    Andrea

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you pumpkin! shout out to your sis ;-)

      Delete
  8. Girl, you are working that dress! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Stylebaby says:

    On my way to hobby lobby as soon as they open. What is ITY Knit. Tried to look it up, but got no answer.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ITY stands for Interlock Twist Yarn and It's usually a polyester ;-)

      Delete
  10. This dress is gorgeous and love the shoes! Can't wait until you reveal your 'secret' project.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Shut the front door! U R KillN IT IN THIS OUTFIT! Go head mama!

    ReplyDelete
  12. OMG! I love those shoes!!

    i hope your son has a great birthday.

    ReplyDelete
  13. As usual you are fabulous...I love the outfit!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great little black dress, you look fabulous!!


    Carsedra of:

    http://www.embracingtherealme.com/

    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  15. You look fab!!!! Girl you really do be killin em!!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is beautiful on you. You make everything look so great on your body. I think all the patterns you do are easy for you because you have a gift.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Would you consider selling this pattern?

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.