Tuesday, March 5, 2013

#DIY Dress + New Look Pattern GIVEAWAY!

Hi Darlings!

I am happy to share that Simplicity Creative Group has been generous enough to provide me two more pattern GIVEAWAYS of this great New Look 6180 pattern!! Watch the video below for my review and how to enter for a chance to win.


Leave a comment for me here and "Like" or comment on the New Look Facebook Page telling them how awesome this pattern looks and what a great job I did, lol! 
The fabric for my dress was from my stash which means it has been there a really long time and I have no idea where I got it but THESE FABRICS would be GREAT for this dress pattern!!
Steve Madden Shoes (old) / Michael Kors Bag (old) 










132 comments:

  1. Mimi,
    this dress is amazing... just the thing i can wear to work and also use after work!! thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern!

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  2. Love the dress!! Can't wait to make it. Cute staple to have in your wardrobe.

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  3. It's amazing how great fabric can transform a design. The envelope looks like a house dress. But yours looks chic... very DVF!

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    1. Oh, I completely agree. I've picked up this pattern several times, but I puts it down every time because of the pictures!!

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  4. Mimi: This is so pretty and it goes great with my style! Good job as usual!

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  5. This dress is so cute! I can wear this to work and out and about! Too cute and I love the material you chose. Precious Grant

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  6. LOOVE this dress and I can totally see myself rocking it. As a PhD student who is about to go out on the job market, I am constantly on the lookout for how to be professional but fly. I want to avoid wearing the boring traditional skirt and pants suits. Thanks for providing an excellent idea about how to jazz it up a little! If only that dress was mine...

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  7. I love this pattern & can't wait to make this dress... Should I provide my address now..? LOL!!!

    Felicia Goins

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  8. It looks fabulous in the fabric you chose.

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  9. It looks better on you then it does on the model on the pattern. It's really nice. I'd love to win this. Thank you for offering it.

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  10. You brought new life to this look. Your fabric selection and belting made this pattern look amazing. Sometimes the picture chosen to endorse a pattern does it no justice. Thank you for bringing a fresh look to this pattern!!

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  11. I was just looking at shirting fabric and wondering how it would out for a dress. i love the pattern and can't wait to make the dress.

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  12. Love all you outfits. its amazing how you put the patterns together. I want to do the same. I can't ever find the right fit so to make it myself is hat I'm going to do. thanks for the great ideas.

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  13. Absolutely love it!! Thanks for re-introducing me to the world of sewing. I truly forgot how much I love sewing..

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  14. Love the dress! The style is very classic and you look great.

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  15. Mimi the fabric choice on the actual pattern is not attractive. Thank God you selected great fabric. It makes the pattern looks great!!!

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  16. Aww I would love to win but I'm on a Facebook fast!!! You look fabulous!

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  17. wow that came out really nice...now i want that pattern too

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  18. Mimi - you didn't do a great job - you did an EXCELLENT JOB! Everything about this outfit rocks - down to those fab shoes! Keep up the good work! Glad to see you're feeling better!

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  19. You look fab as always Mimi! I love the pattern!

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  20. I love your dress. You did an awesome job!!! Hoping to win such a great pattern.

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  21. This looks awesome! I absolutely love your choice of fabric.

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  22. Love the dress Mimi! It's definitely versatile.

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  23. I love this dress....would love to win to make a version for me, and my mom....maybe even tweak it and make a miniature version for my daughter...

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  24. GIIIIIIRL, YOU BETTA WERK! That dress is too cute, and the fabric is darling. I wish I could pack you up and ship you here, so you can teach me how to sew. Love you! I SOOOO NEED this pattern! You're the TRUTH sista!

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  25. That is such a lovely dress! I am commenting on the New Look FB page now.

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  26. I love the fabric and can't wait to make this dress. I would really love to win this, It amazing how your fabric has completely changed the look of the dress. This would work for a great fabric I have been looking at.

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  27. Love this dress!! I've been looking for something that fits both my style and the corporate world and this is perfect!

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  28. I love the dress! The fabric you used is really cute.
    I've been looking for a good shirt dress pattern. I've got some fabric I've been holding on to in my stash just for one.

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  29. I love the 3/4 length sleeve dress and option of the shorter ones too. This would be a staple dress for me. Hope I win this pattern. I need this dress in my life. :) Looking great Mimi. Stay healthy.

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  30. Mimi knows she's got skills and an eye to match. I want this pattern. I already have the fabric and the notions to go with it!!!!

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  31. Oh MiMI you NEVER disappoint! Your blog is my daily fashion porn!

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  32. Hmmm. How simple was this to make? I've always sewn (from my own school uniform at the age of 9) but zippers and button holes have always scared the bejezuz out of me. Thanks to your tutorial (the full maxi) I am good on the zippers but not the button holes (hint hint - button hole specific tutorial please) still gives me the hebejebees. I love the dress. so maybe after my other projects (just finished the pencil skirt and moving on to a snake skin print capri) I will muster up the gumption to make this one.

    Thanks for ALL the tutorials, blog, etc etc. You gats (yes gats) me right back in my comfort zone...behind that sewing machine!

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  33. Looks great! I have NL6189 cut out after your recommendations. May have to give this one a try also.

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  34. Loving the dresses, with summer coming along I'd be glad to look half as chic as you do. Spot on accessorising too Mimi! <3

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  35. Great fabric..I would have overlooked the pattern based on the pics on the envelope. You did a great job.

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  36. Amazing dress. Love how you pick the perfect fabric to bring out the best in the pattern. I really hope I win the patten.

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  37. Love love love it. Great job Mimi.

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  38. This a fabulous pattern, and the material you used is amazing! Nice job, Mimi!

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  39. I have been so afraid to work from a pattern but I absolutely love this dress.

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  40. LOVE THIS! The fabric you picked is absolutely perfect.

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  41. Loved the NL 6180 nice and fresh for the spring and summer

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  42. You always seem to transform the look on the envelope to look chic and fab...Keep up the good work...I look forward to trying this pattern whether I win or not because you make it look so fabulous!!!! :) :) Continue being AWESOME...love from the beautiful island of Trinidad :)

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  43. LOVE that print! The dress is super cute! :)

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  44. This is a very lovely dress. I always wanted a type of dress like this with the shirt look and buttons. The fabric you choose to go with this dress is the bomb girl... I Looooovvvveee IT

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  45. I would to win this pattern. I am getting back into sewing after being away from for awhile. I love how you can use one pattern to get different looks. FYI You did a fab job. SMILE:)

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  46. I Love the look on you, I am so excited to start playing with patterns, after you taught us how to read and understand, I aint scarrreed no more, im ready to work!! LOL

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  47. Mimi,

    This like all of your outfits are styled with sophistication and a sublty that I truly admire! Keep up the great work! Thank you!

    Rose Way

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  48. Reminds me of dvf, it's gorgeous!

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  49. Love the fabric you picked for this dress. Looking forward to making this dress for myself. Thank you for the free tutorials too.

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  50. Great pattern and a beautiful print, I have so many ideas for this pattern. It looks beautiful on you but then again everything you make is beautiful.

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  51. So Lovin' this look! You look great. Hope to win this pattern so I can rock it!

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  52. Mimi,

    This dress is really pretty. I'm in the military and don't get to wear many dress. Thanks to your review on this dress and your other diys...My frustrations are gone and my comfort in sewing has sprung back to life. My daugthers are wanting me to wear more dress, even though, they don't like them.../-)Funny I know...They are fans of your blog and youtube videos and now have taken an interest in sewing their own things. I want to be an inspiration to my daughters as you are to me and them. This dress pattern will allow me to make more dresses instead of being lost in all of my uniforms.

    Thank you from a military woman and her daughters.

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  53. If I hadn't seen this on you, that wouldn't have been a pattern that I purchased! Fantastic dress!!!!

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  54. I would never have considered this pattern, it looks old fashion; but your fabric choice totally changed the vibe. It's chic and definitely something I would wear!

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  55. Another stunning dress! Your fabric is so flattering to this style of dress. Everything you sew is on my "wishlist"! I am a beginner, but I have determination and dreams and am a "believer". Thank you for your inspiration, positive energy and smiles.

    Almeda :)

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  56. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this particular pattern. I wouldn't have thought that this pattern could come out looking so gorgeous. I wouldnt mind winning it.

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  57. So happy you're feeling better. This looks amazing!

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  58. Super cute, Mimi! I've been so inpsired by you!

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  59. Oh my this is gorgeous! I sure would like to win this one Mimi. Thank you

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  60. Your fabric choice is Fantastic! The way you are able to take pattern and choose the right fabric to make it look Hip ( Hope I don't sound old LOL!) is a skill we all hope to gain by following your tips and tuts! Another Bad Creation Mimi !

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  61. I love the print I would have totally passed this over. But it goes to show how much a real live example makes a difference

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  62. When I first saw this pattern I was thinking that is not the same dress....lol. I see you have chosen a great pattern to make this dress pattern POP! I love the different lengths and will even make this for my soon to be 14 year old daughter. She is into colorful clothing and being different so this will definiately work for both of us.

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  63. I think you did a fantastic job and I would like to win one of the pattern.

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  64. I love the fabric you choose. Makes a HUGE difference in the look of the dress.

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  65. That print is everything! You know how to take things and just turn them out! I would have never thought this pattern could be what you made it! As usual, job very well done! I am glad you are on the mend!

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  66. I love the New Look patterns...they are very modern; as some other patterns tend to be kinda frumpy....you look hella pretty Mimi like you always do...I just made a dress from a New Look pattern this evening....;)

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  67. Very cute dress. On my wish list:)

    Al
    http://www.apparelnbags.com/jerzees/index.htm

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  68. glad you're feeling better Mimi, the dress in that black/white print looks wonderful, I would never want to make it had I not seen it made in another fabric, (funny how that goes) but what a great look~! change sleeves/skirt & its another dress completely

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  69. I've never worked with new look patterns, here in Europe the patterns from Burdastyle are most used. I would really give it a try, the dress and also the print looks so 'chic' on you! Also love all the accessoires :-)

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  70. I'm going to win this pattern! I can't wait to make it! Commented on facebook as Shaunic S. and tagged you too!

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  71. Mimi,
    This dress is sooooooooooooooo cute! I absolutely love your site. I haven't sewn in at least two years and upon coming up on your site a few weeks ago you have inspired me to pull out my sewing machine. I have bought at least 30 patterns in the last two weeks and made at least two so far and one cut out to be made this weekend...Thank you so much for the added inspiration.

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  72. cute dress, I have a few fabric sitting in my box that would look great with this pattern

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  73. I am already looking for the fabric for the dress;) it's a must have! Great job as always

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  74. Love the dress! This is something I would def make!

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  75. I love the black & white fabric, perfect for the Spring 2013 trend and just in general!

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  76. Wow, you choose some really great looking fabrics and prints. I would have never picked up that pattern but seeing the dress with this pattern will make me look twice from now on.
    Thank you

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  77. Beautiful! I love to use New Look patterns when I can because they fit me really well. I can usually just cut a straight blouse size with no adjustments. Perfect fabric, too. :D

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  78. wow this is lovely... would look great to church

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  79. nice pattern and fabric choice...I would not have thought twice about this pattern otherwise...started following you thru craftgemini, can see why she likes you!

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  80. Would love to win.

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  81. What a fabulous dress! It is si chic! I've been looking for exactly this type of pattern for a while now. I would love to win it!

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  82. Mimi, you did a great job! Thanks for the review. Really great info on the pattern! I've had my eye on this one to buy and it would be great if I win. I also left a comment on New Look's FB page. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  83. What a great and versatile look! Would be a bit more ambitious than much of my recent sewing, but ooh, fun to contemplate. Angela

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  84. Love how versatile you can make this dress, from the office to a night out! LOVE!!

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  85. I love your work....I'm trying to learn how to follow patterns, and going to try this one...keep doing what you do, love your style....

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  86. Hope I'm not to late I forgot to comment on the blog yday, but enter me thanks.

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  87. Love this pattern Mimi! The print you chose is absolutely beautiful. I like that this pattern is so versatile - dress up with a blazer or wear it as is. It looks like it can be as whatever you want it to be depending on the season or occasion. Love it!!

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  88. A lovely dress... I too would have flipped passed this pattern in the book. Makes me stop and think about how many possibilities I may have passed up! You made the dress look fabulous!

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  89. Glad to see you are feeling better. Yet again another AWESOME creation.I would love to win this pattern so I can include this dress in my closet.

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  90. I LOVE this dress!! I've been looking for a pattern like this for a while! Thanks!

    Glad you're feeling better!

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  91. I showed this pattern to my mom telling her how much I loved it! She's in love with the look too! I definitely would have flipped right by this pattern on a shelf or in a book but after seeing how updated and trendy it looks in the print you've chosen, I can definitely see myself making and wearing this look!

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  92. First-glad you're feeling better & that you're BACK! Second--love this dress, fabric is great--classic black & white is TIMELESS! Third--LOVE Steve Madden shoes--I have a pair of these beige & also a lavender velvety type! LOVE! Fourth & final--I NEED to win this pattern! :-)

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  93. Great dress! Posted on the New Look page also. Glad you are feeling better!!

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  94. Great classic dress with a really modern fabric. It has a very DVF feel to it.
    www.dailyfashionmuse.com

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  95. What a lovely dress-- you chose a great print! I recently tried on a shirtdress that was very similar to this in style and loved the dress but not the print. This pattern would be perfect to create my own! Many thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  96. Your dress should be on the pattern envelope! Love it!

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  97. Wow...just goes to show you what a difference the fabric makes. I look at that pattern and think not interested but your version is fantastic. Amazing difference!

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  98. This dress looks great - though as we are expecting 3-5" of snow in NJ today I don't think I will be needing to make it in a light weight cotton!
    Hope I win - I am a total newbie who is learning lots from your site.
    Be Well x

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  99. This dress is absolutely lovely! And the variations of the dress would be great for this ever changing TX weather!

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  100. Love the print fabric that you chose!! I jotted the number of this pattern down the last time I was at my local fabric store. It looked like one that would be great to have in my pattern stash!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  101. Love the print fabric that you chose!! I jotted the number of this pattern down the last time I was at my local fabric store. It looked like one that would be great to have in my pattern stash!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  103. I love this dress. I was looking for something for my son's wedding and I totally flipped past this pattern but now that I see it here I love it. It would make a beautiful dress for the wedding and afterward.

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  104. That fabric you chose is sweet

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  105. Mimi, you've inspired me to begin my spring sewing. I'll purchase this pattern, because I think I'm too late for the contest. You look chic in the dress, and accessorized it beautifully.

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  106. Perfect dress for traveling or vacation where shorts or pants are not appropriate attire. Sleeveless dress would be perfect for evening wear with a stole in the same material or a lightweight crochet/knit version. WINNER!!!!!!

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  107. I don't think the photos on the pattern does the pattern justice. What you did would shows how beautiful the dress is.

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  108. I wasn't too crazy about the pattern until I saw your version of it.....you chose an excellent choice in fabric. I will likely purchase whether I win or not.

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  109. I love everything you make! I'm def going out to get this pattern this weekend.

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  110. Mimi, you are my fashion muse, you have given me so many new fashion looks!!!! I had a dress that I purchased years ago similar to this and have since outgrown it and this is a perfect replacement!! It's versatile and you rocked the fool out of this!!!! I also love the design because I tend to gravitate toward'solid colors. I will definitely try this one after I finish my tutorials and sewing lessons that you so graciously provide!!!!

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  111. Oh Mimi! Love the print you used, it really makes the dress! Absolutely NEED this!

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  112. I WOW!!! You done a great job!!! I have never made myself a dress and would ♥love♥ to try. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  113. I went to the new look facebook page & liked :)

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  114. Isn't it fun to see how fabric can change a patterns look! That's one of my favorite parts of sewing.

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  115. This pattern looks good on you from the way that it looks and fits on your figure. the design of the fabric was the right design for the dress itself. I would like to have this pattern because it would make a dress to have for work, church and all year round. Love it!!!! Keep that tutorials and blogging coming.

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  116. That is a really awesome dress and pattern!

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  117. Great pattern!! It would be a great addition to my modest wardrobe.

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  118. Great dress! You are one of the best at taking sad-looking pattern envelopes and turning them into very stylish garments.

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  119. This is a great pattern to add to my beginning collection. I like how it can be used for all seasons.

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  120. This is a great pattern. Its a classic style that anyone can wear.

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.