Wednesday, November 21, 2012

DIY Striped Dress + Pattern & Fabric Options!


Hello Darlings! It is almost Turkey day and I am ready to eat and spend my non cooking time this year sewing! I will not be posting tomorrow but will be back Friday so happy thanksgiving to you all! I am so thankful to have such amazing support from all of you! 


REMINDER: If you have not yet visited SA Curves and you are a seamstress you need to high tail it over there. The products they have available to us are invaluable and the 20% off "Turkey" coupon expires Friday. Ya'll know I love a coupon!

Pattern Used + Fabric


Last night I needed a little sewing mojo kick start and so I always pull out the easy 1hr or less sewing patterns I have on hand and last night I grabbed for Butterick 5247 which is no longer available through Butterick but McCalls 6161 is an even better option for you guys because it is EASY! FAST! and the neck cowl is removable. I totally recommend this pattern which is ON SALE FOR .99 YES! less then a dollar and is GREAT for beginners. The Ultra Soft Striped Knit I used is amazing! Its not only soft but it sews up like a dream. You can get it HERE and they have 3 color ways (scroll to bottom)! Don't forget to use your COUPON CODE "MIMI10" @ Michael Levin Fabrics to get 10% off ;-)







xoxo
Mimi G







16 comments:

  1. AWESOME! i love, love, love your style! this dress is amazing, just when I think I have a favorite look, you prove me wrong-daily, LOL! Happy Holiday!

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  2. Love it! Love the fabric and those shoes are too cute!!!

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  3. Hi Mimi,

    Enjoy your Thanksgiving :-) I love this look. But, I love all your looks...lol. You are the BOMB!!!!

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  4. Love that top. And that McCalls pattern is just what I've been looking for!

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  5. Hey Mimi I have that pattern and was about to garbage it. I made (2) dresses last year that is in the trash now. I will have to revist this pattern with a different fabric selection. I think I will continue to hang onto it. I love stripes :)

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  6. Really cute! I love the fabric. I really need to start sewing more for myself. With a really cute 3 year old on the house I tend to neglect sewing for me, lol.

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  7. wow mimi gorgeous love the leggins with those fab shoes they make the shoes stand out perfection!

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  8. What a pretty dress and a sexy look!

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  9. This is such a great pattern, I really like this dress and those heels!!!



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  10. Fabulous look!! As expected of course. Mimi dear, I adore your shoes and bag where did you find?

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  11. I love the dress, you wear it well (as always). I especially love the way you use 'impossible' fabric designs in a rather stylish way. Interestingly I am making a crochet vest with those exact colours and wondered what it would look like on an actual person. Now I feel confident and can't wait to blog about it.

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  12. Hi Mimi, love this dress! It's funny, I looked at that fabric but I am so scared of sewing with stripes (even worse plaids). I put some effort into sewing a striped shirt once and it was still off, boo hoo.

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  13. Such a great fabric and the style is so 70's retro, love it.

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  14. Mimi, can you suggest another pattern? Neither of the ones that you recommended are available.

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.