Wednesday, January 16, 2013

DIY Pocket Pencil Skirt & DIY Blouse + Pattern Review M6650

Hi Darlings! I hope you guys are having a great week. I am have been trying to deal with the braces thing so I have been hungry and achy for two days, LOL but I am hoping to get use to it pretty quickly.

Later today I will be posting the scheduled itinerary for the 2nd Annual Mimi G Event "Sewing, Fashion + Style Workshops 2013" and you wont want to miss it, Registration opens on Friday. We will be giving one lucky attendee a Brand New Sewing Machine! along with s a few other giveaways!! so make sure to check back this afternoon to see what i have planned.

I made this skirt last week using an OOP pattern that I had been meaning to try for some time and a new pattern by McCall 6650 (review below) which is now one of my top 5 blouse patterns. I love this blouse, the details are nice like the 3 button closer in the back and the functioning cuffs with button holes and the gathered CF make this blouse super cute and I can see making it over and over because it works with skirts, pants, under blazers etc. and the fabric possibilities are grand.

I am already looking to make it in this Linen/Knit Blend (have you worked with it before? it is yummy) the linen/knit blends holds it structure really well so although the patter calls for a woven you can easily use a stable knit. It also would be amazing in this PRINT and this ONE I have ready to cut.




Pattern Description: Misses Top M6550 View C / Skirt is M5590 is Out of Print

Pattern Sizing: I cut the Small

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they are very clear and this came together very quickly.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved the cuffs with functioning buttons and the back closure/placket and the gathering at the CF and Wrists.

Fabric Used: Rayon Challis (similar HERE and HERE) / Lightweight Interfacing used for cuffs HERE / Skirt Fabric HERE

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None on the shirt but I did add 1.5" to the skirt length and I pegged it at the knee too.

Would you sew it again? I plan on it

Would you recommend it to others? Yes





DIY Black Pencil Skirt (similar) HERE / Print Blouse similar HERE / Steve Madden T-Strap Heels (old) similar HERE









73 comments:

  1. Ooohh Myyyy!!! I luv this look....You look great. Im making it...lol. Thxs Mimi

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  2. Love love love this outfit. I really think you should start a line of clothing. Even though you use patterns, you always add a twist to it and that twist creates something that you can never find in stores. I'd quit my job to help you.

    Tiffany Brickhouse

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    1. Thanks!!! Ill look you up if and when I do, lol

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  3. Ok first of all, HAWT!!! SO HOT! Second, I MUST MAKE THAT SKIRT! Any suggestions on how I can make it since the pattern is out of print? DANG Mimi, you killing it today.

    "You are the truth sista"

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  4. Ok, so HOW can I make this skirt? Do you have a tute?

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  5. Dang! You are looking fly! I love tops like that...they are flattering for busty gals like me.

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  6. You murdered this look! It fits you like a glove.

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  7. What Karima said
    "You are the truth sista"

    x2!!!

    And you look great smiling!

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  8. What an amazing look!!!! I love this outfit!!! I have that skirt pattern. I may need to give it a second look. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Another fabulous creation! Love the print!!!

    PS - you look adorable with your braces!!

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  10. First Mimi~I love this outfit!! Fits you perfectly and is a great combo!! Second-I can not wait for your event in July~I am really excited to see what you have planned!! I am saving my pennies now!

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  11. FierceSouthernBelleJanuary 16, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Super Duper Cute!!!

    PS...Can I have your teeny waist and big legs?!?

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  12. You look great with your braces...can hardly tell you have them on. I had to scroll the picture again just to see them. I had mine when I was younger...they look so much better these days.. They'll probably be achy for maybe a week, but you'll adjust...the rewards are so great!
    That is one hot ensemble! I have revamped a couple of my fabric pieces to get this look...now I just need the body, do you have a tutorial for the body...if so, I'm the first to sign up, ROTFL!!!
    Keep up the great work! If been at this for nearly thirty years, but I'm so inspired by your love for creating the garments that you love to wear and seeing how you reach so many and encourage them to learn to do the same!!You are a blessing!

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    1. Thank you doll I always love your positive and loving comments!

      xoxo

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  13. Great look! You are such an inspiration... I mean, you actually make the clothes you wear! How cool is that :)

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  14. MOMMY/Mimi............FIRE!!!!!! OMG This entire outfit is sick!

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  15. LOVE the blouse! And that fabric is perfect for it.

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  16. Absolutely Fabulous! One of my fave ensembles. I just love that skirt - ten times better than the pattern cover,

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  17. What fabric did you use for the skirt? Looks great.

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  18. Mimi Mimi Mimi...As i always say gal you're blessed!! You looking hot too. And i still can't believe you got 6 kids!! Keep up the good work!!

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  19. Okay, you are going to make me dust off my sewing machine and make this skirt. I found it on ebay but it is a 12/14/16. I need a 6/8/10, I'll keep looking. What material did you use for the skirt? I need to make a red one for a function.

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  20. LOVE! You just reminded me of my black high-waist skirt. I need to pull it out!

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  21. You have truly inspired me! I stumbled onto your blog looking for ideas with pinterest last week now I'm freaking addicted and I've never sewn but you make me feel like I could be the next Vera Wang! Please be my best friend please??? lol

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  22. Mimi, nice combo/outfit and the fabric is really adorable!

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  23. That body is amazing !!!!!!! Great look dear

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  24. That skirt is everything! I am sooooo glad you're doing a tutorial! The whole look is Hotness!

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  25. The total look is Fabulous..luv it Mimi!

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous! This look is perfection, and you are serving major body! I definitely need to get it in gear with my sewing (and my workouts).

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  27. Mimi you look awesome! I do have question - what does peg mean? I'm assuming it means made it with less circumference at the bottom hem?

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    1. Thank you and yes, that is exactly what pegged means ;-)

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  28. I love love love this outfit!

    I have the pattern for the top and I actually made the sleeveless version but the placket was difficult for me because I have never made one before. I even looked for a video on YT and could not find one. Will your tutorial be of both pieces or just the skirt?

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  29. fabulous pieces, fabulous silhouette, fabulous shoes, just fabulous all around!

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  30. Fabulous pieces, fabulous silhouette, fabulous shoes, just all around fabulous!!!

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  31. This skirt is brilliant and it wonderfully accentuates your shape! Lovely outfit! I have my grandmothers sewing machine and you're making me want to break it out and figure out how to use it. The only thing I know how to do is to make a pillow. LOL

    Veronica

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  32. Smokin' hot, Mimi! Goodness you put an eye out with those hips, right? Woo! Love this look and more than that, love seeing you smile. Congrats on taking the plunge on your braces.

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  33. Hunny...that skirt is the bizness!!! I absolutely love it! Keep doing what you do! I love seeing your creations!

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  34. That skirt fits you like a glove! And I love a top with buttons down the back. :)

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  35. Love it....love it love it. Great look I must sew this......it looks beautiful on you!

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  36. This fit is AWESOME!! You are kill'n that skirt!

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  37. Love this outfit and can't wait for the tutorial!

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  38. Gorgeous and you are rockin this look!
    Noriecreates.wordpress.com

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.