Thursday, January 17, 2013

OOTD: DIY VaVaVoom Dress + Pattern Review Vogue 8787

Hi Darlings! I am keeping my post short today because I have so much I need to get done that I am about to lose my mind, lol. Now, about this dress, can I just say I love it so much. The dress is classic and fabulous and by the look of the pattern envelope picture you wouldn't guess it is the same dress but it is.

I leave you with the review and pics and Ill see you guys back here tomorrow for registration!





Pattern Description: Misses Dress Vogue 8787 Lined dress has fitted bodice variations, midriff, tapered or flared skirt and back zipper.

Pattern Sizing: I cut size 6

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 pretty clear.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the neckline and although the image on the envelope is not that flattering I knew it just needed some tapering.

Fabric Used: Ponte Roma $9.00 a yard HERE this ponte is silky soft!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I just tapered the dress a bit and pegged it at the hem. I also lined it using my bag method instead of the way they have you do it in the pattern instructions. I lined it like a bag meaning I constructed the bodice and bodice lining and attached them to one another, then I attached the midriff section and midriff lining to the bodice and then attached the skirt to the midriff; once I did that I attached the skirt lining to the skirt at the HEM....yep the hem... I pulled the skirt up and attached the skirt lining at the waist to the midriff lining and finally I hand stitched the lining to the zipper. I could technically wear this dress inside out if I wanted too, LOL

Would you sew it again? No, one of these is enough.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes



DIY Sheath Dress (similar) HERE or HERE / Nude + Black Cap Pumps HERE and on sale!













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115 comments:

  1. The title says it: Va Va Vooom! You have such a great figure and this shows it off well. Love the skirt and blouse from yesterday, too.

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  2. This dress is just gorgeous! I'm loving the neckline too. I can't wait until my sewing reaches this level, I feel more and more inspired with each of your posts! x

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  3. This calls for a roaring: GET IT GIRL! or better yet YOU BETTA WERK! Lol! You and the dress look fabulous hunny keep up the good work!

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  4. Very classy! Love this. I'm actually putting a look like this together for work tomorrow.

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  5. Black American PrincessJanuary 17, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Thanks for the details on how you lined it, I'm gonna make this dress this weekend, love how you styled it too!!

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  6. WEPA! You BETTER wear this dress GIRL! I mean DANG! Ok, so I need to buy this pattern. Even though my skills aren't there yet, I need this classic dress in my life. *Sigh can't wait until summer so I can really focus on my sewing. School has me yoked up right now. Keep the posts coming, YOU INSPIRE ME! Thanks!

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  7. Love it!!! Going steal, er..borrow this look and toss my leopard coat over it.

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  8. Do you also sell any of the dresses you make? If so I would like to buy this one! =) lol

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  9. beautiful dress, love the neckline.

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  10. Do you also sell any of the dresses you make? If so, I would like to buy this one! =) lol

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  11. I have been stalking ur blog since u were featured on fashionbombdaily.com & I have to say u have inspired me to take this sewing thing seriously! Ive purchased some of ur tuts and plan to get them all. I called my BF & told him "Um Im going to Cali this summer to sew w/Mimi!" Stay fly girl!!

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    1. That is so great and thank you for the luv!

      xoxo

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  12. This dress gives me life and you are so freakin' gorgeous! Thank you for letting us into your world!

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  13. Ok, this dress just made me google, sewing classes in my area! Thats it, I need to learn, and this is my inspirations

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  14. OMG...this dress is amazing!!!

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  15. *In my best fabolous voice* "Girl you be killin' em!" LOL!

    I love this dress! it is gorgeous. All your stuff just looks like you really took your time with it and that you care about the craft. My grandmother used to make her own clothes and I used to think she was the flyest thing...

    You have definitely killed the thought in my mind that making your own clothes is a lost art. I'm so inspired.

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  16. Dang girl! Insanity is working for you lol. Lookin good! ;-)

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    1. BWAHAHAHA girl I gotta keep it tight, lol

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  17. Always on point!! Loving the simplicity of this dress and with your figure!!, HOT.COM!!

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  18. FierceSouthernBelleJanuary 17, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Mimi? Your sewing and your body are just sickening!!!! I've decided to forgo the strenuous workouts and go straight to surgery!!! Your body will be the body the dr will see!!!

    Dress is gorg!!! Great job!!!

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  19. Wow! you look amazing the dress came out really nicely!

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  20. Holy crap you look hot! I love the dress!

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  21. Im so loving these styles so me n mimi rockn it

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  22. Stunning! You look gorgeous and the dress really shows off your shape!

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  23. One word: GORGEOUS!!!
    The dress and you are gorgeous

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  24. Love it love it and you are truly working the dress. I can't wait to get motivated so I can start sewing again.

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  25. This dress was made for you. Love it. I discover your blog a few weeks ago and I love so much your style.

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  26. Ok...I seriously need to learn how to sew now. I love this dress and you look fab in it girl!

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  27. Thanks for the lining sewing order. That's really helpful, and makes so much sense.

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  28. Style and grace.... May God continue to bless you with success and creativity maam

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  29. Wow, that dress is great, might have to give it a go one day:)
    Suits you to a tee x

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  30. This pattern just arrived in my mailbox - can't wait to try it after seeing how good yours looks! Did you use the same ponte for the lining, or a different fabric?? Thanks :)

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  31. Mimi this dress is lovely, now I'm getting bit by the sewing bug, awww man LOL!!!

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  32. Hi Mimi! This dress is awesome! I want one!!!! You look great on it!!! Kisses from Portugal! Helena A.

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  33. I have this pattern but I am so scared to mess it up. You look wonderful just wonderful!

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    1. there is no messing up, its just fabric. You mess it up you know what not to do and try again ;-)

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  34. I bought this pattern today and a beautiful red ponte fabric to use. I have my sewing class tomorrow in which I will ATTEMPT to make this dress. I have never done anything with lining or a zipper before...Fingers crossed.... LOL

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  35. You really inspire me to want to learn to sew. There are no classes in my town. Trust me I have google searched and asked the local fabric shop.
    I'm going to learn, though. I have made up my mind. Just got to find a good beginner's machine.

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    1. start with the wanna sew tab on the blog and work your way through my free and paid tutorials babe.

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  36. you have a RIDICULOUS SHAPE. the clothes are always awesome, but girl you make me need to go do a situp... and a few jumping jacks

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  37. I love every. single. thing about this dress. I just lost 40 lbs and am in a size 8 for the first time in my whole life... I need something like this in my life. I've never worked harder at anything than I've worked at this body of mine and I'm ready to show it off!

    You are my style inspiration, MiMi. Gorgeous!!

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    1. That is SO GREAT!!!! im so happy for you.

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  38. the dress is beautiful love the shoulders you look amazing it fits you like a glove!

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  39. So Fab! If the big four made their patterns look as trendy as you do they would probably get more young beginning sewers. Can you do a tutorial on your bagging method?

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    1. Thanks and maybe, I got a whole lot on my plate, lol

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  40. I need this dress in my life. Sexy!

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  41. U make me want to get a sewing machine.... Great job

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  42. Gurl !.You did it again ! :) You make us ALL proud to have been born a woman.That little number can get you to the top of the world of what EVAH you desire.GAWJUS dahlin,just GAWJUS !!:)

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  43. Gurl ! You dun did it again ! You make ALL so proud to have been born a woman.Dat dress is a POWER DRESS AND can get you what EVAH your heart desires :) GAWJUS dahlin,just GAWJUS !!:)

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  44. I'm rolling reading these comments, but they are so true!

    I agree, that dress has got to be the dress that gets you what evah you want (Victoria Wambui~ :) )
    This dress is so chic and sophisticated...very upscale...well done, as always!

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  45. Oh Mimi, that dress is so GLamazing on you. Work that body! I bought this pattern a while ago, because one of the options had a full skirt. However that dress pic, looks nothing like THIS pic at a

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  46. This dress is just an inspiration to get my body together to wear a "Power" dress like that!!!!! Thanks for inspiring Mimi

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  47. Sexy dress! Love, love those shoes. :)

    You Like It? I Made It!
    http://youlikeitimadeit.blogspot.com/

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  48. Your dress is fabulous! Your body is crazy! I made this dress in a leopard print a few months ago. I love it, but it certainly does not look like that on me. Guess I better get back to P90! You are an amazingly talented woman!

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  49. Mimi, you are such a sewing inspiration! And so beautiful! Your posts always brighten my day. Thanks fir sharing your awesomeness

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  50. Ohhhh my gosh!!! FOXY Mimi!!!!! Girl you are too cute for words! Rock it chicka!!!! :-)

    I'm one of your subscribers... Ronnelle.glover@gmail.com
    And I follow your YouTube channel!!!

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  51. This dress is EVERYTHING!!!!! You have such a lovely shape! Werk it honey!!!

    ROni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  52. Dang! You know you got a gorgeous lil booty and it is lookin GOOD in this dress! You look so hot. More of this please! Lookin sexy in those heels too... No wonder you got a bazillion comments!

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  53. A lady that can handle curves. You only need one of these because more than one would hurt'em. I need to seriously learn to sew. You are beautiful and your hair is banging. Cheers to You!

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  54. Hey Mimi, I LOVE this dress it is tooo cute!!! Love it! You are wearing this dress girl. Your sewing expertise is awesome. ~ Tamara Love

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  55. I absolutely love your style... U got it going on!!!

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  56. I absolutely love your style!! You got it going on girl!!!!

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  57. I really love the look of this dress I just sent a picture of it to my seamstress so she can make me one similar to it for my anniversary at the end of the month. Love everything else that you put together as well you do an awesome job

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  58. Love your new banner and 'am totally blown away by your posts!

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.