Friday, January 11, 2013

LOL! Casual Pain Free Look + DIY Friday Tutorial + Estimating Yardage

Hi Darlings! I know I rarely wear sneakers ya'll but OMG my legs hurt so bad from my workout that last night I pulled out heels to wear today and then I woke up, LOL aside from the ultra casual look today the green sweatshirt was my 5 year olds Christmas gift to me because it's my favorite color and has sparkles on it (ugh! so cute!!!) So.. because I was wearing my baby's gift I could not resist pulling out my leopard sneakers ;-) and I can say that even though my legs are on FIRE *insert Alice Keys singing here* and I can hardly take a step without looking like a pregnant penguin I am at least pretty comfortable, lol!! 

Today I also have a quick DIY Tutorial for you guys that takes a little over a minute, lol and next week I have a new easy high waist skirt tutorial that will be FREE!! Every Friday will be Tutorial/Tip Friday, some will be free some will not, some will be sewing/pattern related and some will not but I am hoping to give you some new tip/tutorial every week as part of the additions to 2013. 



A&E Green Fur Trim Hoodie (similar) HERE / Target Green & White Stripe Tank / F21 Jeans (old) / Blink Leopard Sneakers (mine are sold out HERE) but similar ones HERE



Video Tutorial





Purchase metal scrapbook corners HERE / HERE / Fabric Glue HERE


Estimating Fabric Yardage

 I wanted to share my template for estimating yardage. I always buy fabric without an exact plan for what it will be but I do have a general idea if I plan to use it for a dress, pants, top etc based on the fabric content. This chart that I adapted is a good resource to have handy ;-)


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28 comments:

  1. Mimi, I love your freckles!! My daughter will just faint when I show her the Collar Tips! Amazing Mommy/Mimi!

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  2. I love the collar tip idea Mimi. I will be trying it out soon as well as the buttons. many thanks for the yardage template. It will really come in handy since I'm still a beginner at sewing. I have already purchased fabric for my first pair of pants so hopefully I have enough for now.

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  3. You are so inspiring! Great info w/ the chart. And I always love the OOTD. Looking forward to the tutorials!

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  4. Ooo friday tips. Just at the right time when my New Year resolution is to actually do some sewing before I forget what to do, being a beginner.

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  5. Thanks so much for this chart! I know it will prove to be very helpful for me in the near future.

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    1. so glad it will help, it still helps me ;-)

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  6. Hey - I just Googled that same chart a coupld of weeks ago on my smartphone when I was out shopping for fabric. Since I'm such a newbie, I had no idea how much fabric to purchase but I did have an idea of what I could make (pants, dress, shirt ect.). Thanks for all of your great tips.
    LaDonna-

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  7. Thank you for the chart!!!
    I never know why I am buying fabric and what I will use it for, lol!!
    I have another really to love Fridays, can't wait for the tutorials:)

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  8. ADORABLE!!!!LOVE THE HOODIE AND THE SNEAKERS ARE PERFECTION!!!!:))
    XOXO

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  9. I love the tutorial and your daughter is amazing!

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  10. Cute! My 6 year old said the same thing when I asked him how he picked my gift "blue is your favorite color and it has sparkles on it" #trainthemup

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  11. Mimi G, with my back and leg problems, sneakers are a given ... but r they cute? Nevah! UNTIL I'VE SEEN YOUR LEOPARD SNEAKERS! Oh, boy! THOSE, I WANT!!!

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  12. Hi Mimi! I cannot wait for more tutorials - THANK YOU for helping those who are teaching themselves to sew :) Thank you for inspiring all of us. Looking forward to learning more from you!

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  13. Mimi Forever 21 has leopard sneakers/tennis shoes like you have on. They are less that $25 too.

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  14. I hope this doesn't post twice but Mimi Forever 21 has leopard sneaker/tennis shoes like yours. They are less than $25 too

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  15. MiMi thanks so much for the collar tip tutorial but there is but so many times I can listen to the begin & the end to hear as much of this song as possible. Your daughter is ABSOLUTELY amazing!! Is there a way to buy this song?

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  16. That song is great, and your daughter has a BEAUTIFUL voice!!!

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  17. Girl, I just love your style all the way around. Fashion forward, yet trendy without being too too trendy and some with a business casual vibe with a punch, sexy, fun and I could just go on and on...LOVE IT!. Some of your looks I have actually remixed and worn to work and some I have just copied piece by piece and added my twist and have gotten awesome compliments. You are Awesome! PURE AWESOMENESS!

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.