Monday, April 22, 2013

#DIY Lace Peplum Dress + Pattern & Fabric Giveaway + Review!


Hi Darlings!

I could not wait to finish this dress and although I cut it out last weekend I just didn't have time to sew it so yesterday I took the day to do some sewing. My review of the pattern is below along with a "Get The Look" option for my non-sewing dolls.

Also, I have GREAT GIVEAWAY!! Simplicity 1650 (plus sizes included) along with 3 Yards of my fabulous LACE FABRIC!!! open to domestic and international fans.


How To Enter:

1. Leave a comment Here on the blog or on my Facebook (required)
2. Leave a comment on the Simplicity Facebook page (Tell them what you think of my dress)
3. Share an image from this post on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook or Instagram (required)


Pattern: S1650 View A 

Fabric Used: 
Corded Raschel Lace with Scalloped Edges in "Electric Grape" they also have it in other amazing bright colors HERE  and you can still use this months coupon code"MIMIAPRIL10"
I used a Bemberg lining found HERE

Pattern Sizing: I cut size 6 ( I cut a size 8 for the skirt and just graded down to 6 at the waist) 


Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope when you were done? Yep

Were the instructions easy to follow? I didn't use the instructions because I used a sheer lace and had to create a lining from the pattern pieces it so I just used my own methods. I did however read them for the sake of the review and they were clear and easy to understand. There are not many pieces and the princess seams allow for a better fit and easy adjustments.


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I am a sucker for a peplum ;-)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None. I did however create a lining with the pattern pieces.

Would you sew it again? I will probably make it again in a casual eyelet fabric.

Would you recommend it to others? Most certainly!

DIY Dress (similar style) HERE, HERE or HERE / Steve Madden Heels (old) Loving THESE 











MK Watch, NY&CO. Leaf Bracelet, MK Ring, Nail Polish "Violet Voltage" by Sally Hansen

xoxo
Mimi G

173 comments:

  1. That dress is gorgeous on you! The color is soooo pretty!

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  2. That dress is absolutely amazing, great job on it! I'd like to be entered in the giveaway. :)

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  3. I'd love to win and make this for my niece!

    tcrowley122 at hotmail dot com

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  4. Wow....each time I see one of your dresses I wish you had a store I could go and pick one in my size....darn! Love the dress....need the pattern and the fabric....:)

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  5. Purple is my favorite color and the lace fabric just puts the umpf in it. Lovely!!

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  6. I love your sense of fashion Mimi and it has given me inspiration to start sewing.. I hope i win this fabulous offer !!!!! Good luck to others !!

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  7. I love this dress, I would have never thought to use lace. It gives you shape and the shoe selection was on point as always. Go girl!

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  8. Love it! I did the first two steps..how do I share a pic from the blog itself to FB? I can share the pic from your FB page to my page...just not sure how to do it fromt he blog page.

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    1. you can share facebook to facebook ;-) and Thank you!

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  9. I've been wanting a peplum dress forever, I would love to make this!

    Mimi you look gorgeous as usual!

    I hope I win!

    supermomplace at gmail dot come

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  10. Love the dress and the shoes ;-)

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  11. Purple is my favorite color would love to make this dress. Please enter me!!!!

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  12. Hey Mimi -

    Could wait to see how the dress turned out! It turned out great! I'm not into lace but this dress is nice. I especially like the peplum style!!

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  13. Wow, love the lace fabric and it looks fabulous in that pattern. I wear tops (store-bought though) like that already but only with pants but think this style would look good on me and great in my wardrobe

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  14. I love this dress and the fabric!! I am new to sewing and I came across your blog and because of you I am making all types of stuff. I have just started really getting into sewing off of patterns and I am still learning how to adjust for my measurements. I have spent the last two weekends on my sewing machine.

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  15. Love love love!!! The color, the pattern, the fabric; love it!

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  16. Mimi, even when i think i cant....u produce things like this that encourages me to KEEP SEWING:)

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  17. this is so cute ..great job Mimi..too cute on you :o)

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  18. Also always Mimi, you did a great job and you look Fabulous! Please enter me in the giveaway! You always make me take a second look at a pattern...

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  19. I love peplum and you rocked this dress.. I am hoping I can get my tween so make this...

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  20. I checked this out on Facebook and I am glad to see that you used that finished edging of the fabric as your "hem" for the sleeves, top and skirt!! I love finding fabrics with a finished edge. I used a white eyelet that had a finished edge for my daughters kindergarten graduation lined with white broadcloth. She was the cutest thing there!!! Great job as always Mimi!!!
    Trena B.

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  21. This dress is fab!! I love everything about it!! I am really inspired to sew right now :)

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  22. I LOVE this peplum dress in this purple lace! Every day I look forward to seeing all the great fashions you post to your blog & Facebook. Your blog has inspired so many women with their style/fashions. You totally ROCK!

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  23. I luv, luv, luv this dress. You are my new girl crush. I show my husband your pictures all the time. He laughs at me and asks when am I going to find the time to sew. I say I have no clue but I have to make it!!! Your style is awesome. ♥u!!!

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  24. This is really cute! I was just about to pin it and noticed your giveaway LOL. I think I would probably do this in an electric yellow or red. I'm trying to move away from my normal purple, brown, and green.

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  25. Mimi, I am Dee Williams on facebook.

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  26. I love love love this dress...not only is it my fav color its gorgeous....you have truly inspires me to get back on my sewing machine....i am in the process of making more of the diys youve posted lately....when my grandmother had her cancer scare she passed down her sewing machines to me in hopes that i would carry on what she started...her hopes and the inspiration you give has helped me alot so thanks for that...im not only gonna repost on instagramand twitter (i dont fb) im gonna post on my blog (katinalatrice.blogspot.com)

    Thanks for doing what you do and inspiring a generation

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  27. FAB!!!!! The dress is Fab! You are FABOLOUS!!!
    I hope this will be the next tutorial?!?

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  28. I want a dress just like this!!! This is a hot look. Pick me please for the give away!~
    :)
    Felisha W

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  29. Gone with the wind fabulous hunni!!!!!

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  30. Such a sweet dress! You look GORGEOUS in it!

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  31. Absolutely perfect....lovely, Mimi.

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  32. Mimi: I love how this dress fits you...it is perfection, really! Another great job! Thanks so much for the giveaway

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  33. Mimi, you are a fantastic sewist! Love the purple lace.

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  34. Love the color on you! I almost bought a dress almost exactly like this the other day, but I love the idea of making my own! Simplicity is a great brand. I used one of their patterns for my first sewing project at 14!

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  35. Mimi this is stunning. I want to make this in white lace. Amazing. I hope I win!! :)

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  36. I love the dress, great color and look on you. I would love to win the fabric and pattern!

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  37. I love your clothes, wish I had this sewing talent so I could tailor my clothes to fit my body. This color, this dress, I need in my wardrobe. Mother of three boys and a wife therfore I don't get to shop and splurge as much as I would like, I hope winnnnnnnn!!!!!

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  38. I want to win the giveaway. The dress is lovely.

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  39. This dress is amazing! I have been browsing the net for a lace dress and this rocks. Loving the colour on you. thank you for sharing your knowledge. It would be a blessing if I could win this.

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  40. Such a cute dress! Love the purple lace since that is one of my fave colors, after red. On trend as always.

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  41. I would love a pencil skirt made out of that fabric!

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  42. You look so gorgeous, I love the color you used for that pattern,It gives you a very beautiful glow. You really rocked it. I'm definitely sharing this on my blog. You Rock !!

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  43. That's it! peplum. couldn't think of the name Nice lace and colors! Also commented on FB pg :-)

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  44. Mimi you've brightened up an otherwise dreary Irish Spring day, you are such an inspiration with your boundless energy and creativity, thanks for being you :) :)

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  45. You always look fantastic in your creations is this one is no exception. You inspire me.

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  46. I want a peplum style dress and I love your rendition.I am sharing this on Pinterest.

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  47. You have totally inspired me to get back to sewing... assuming sewing in elementary school counts, lol.

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  48. Hey Mimi! This dress is beautiful, the construction and color are amazing!

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  49. You are rocking it Mimi! This dress is gorgeous. I got really excited when I saw that you were working on this pattern and it came out better than I imagined. The lace and the color are awesome. I can't wait to start sewing my peplum! Thanks for the inspiration. Xoxo
    -Tranettea W.

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  50. Very cute!!!! I don't know how many times I've passed on this pattern every time it's a sale at Joann's . I guess I just needed to see it in Electric grape! Thanks for sharing Mimi

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  51. So gorgeous! You are my hero! How can I enter for the giveaway?

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    1. Did you read the post? it says how to enter.

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  52. Beautiful! I love looking at your creations...and that lace is amazing!

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  53. Gorgeous dress. love the color and style. I'm wondering if you have a block or sloper because you seem to whip these up in no time. Do Simplicity patterns run pretty standard with their sizing? So if I made up a dress, could I just use the same measurements for that particular bodice for the next one? (does my question even make sense??)

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    1. I have been sewing for over 20 years, I know my body really well and have figured out most all of the adjustments I need to make. Once you learn how pattern companies design and add ease you can start to learn how to use the printed finished measurements on the tissue to cut the correct size.

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  54. Love it, excellent as usual!!!

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  55. This is an awesome color for spring!! Thanks for sharing the love.

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  56. Um, yeah - will be pinning right after I hit Publish. Too cute!

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  57. Beautiful work- you look amazing. I would love to win...I have a small obsession with lace right now and that fabric looks great!
    Shannon @ 2ndstorysewing.com

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  58. yOU ARE MY INSPIRATION TO PURSUE A DRESSMAKING COURSE IN MY HOMELAND BARBADOS. I AM A SUCKER FOR FASHION. YOU MAKE SEWING LOOK SO EASY AND I LOVE HOW YOU TRY TO HELP OTHERS THAT ARE TRYING TO LEARN. THIS PEPLUM DRESS IS LOVELY AND IT LOOKS AS THOUGH IT CAME RIGHT OUT THE STORE. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND FASHION I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE OUTFITS FROM YOU!

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  59. This is gorgeous...would love to wear it.

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  60. Omg so cute.....I'm a sucker for peplum also. Don't own any at the time lol. I made one a month ago and it was wayyyyyyyy to tight so I gave it away. I would love make this.

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  61. I am an intermediate sewer (sewist?) I drool over the fit of your sewn items. I have to practice (a lot) to get to that level. But one day I'll achieve mastery. :) Thanks for the inspiration!



    http://pinterest.com/pin/24418022952140883/
    https://www.facebook.com/simplicitypatterns/posts/10151542738212645

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  62. You never cease to amaze me Mimi. You're talented, got style and an inspiration too. I love everything you wear and this ain't different. The colour of this lace dress is hot and compliments your skin very well. I just love peplum cos it helps gals like me who wanna cover alil bit of tummy you see. And the rest of the ensemble are equally gorgeous.

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  63. This is stunning!! You are so inspirational. I want to make one in every color! :) xo

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  64. Simply Beautiful. You look great Mimi, work it girl!

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  65. Gorgeous!! I really want to make a dress with a lace vibe, just not sure how yet ;)

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  66. Simply Royalty! Your passion for sewing is exemplified in all your clothes! #sharingyourGodgiventimetalentandtreasureofsewing

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  67. Ah-mazing!!! I love this color! You are so talented!

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  68. I've been looking for a cute dress to make with lace and was having trouble finding something I really liked. I think I've found it! This dress is amazing looks great on you!

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  69. OMG Mimi you look so so fantabulous (fantastic + fabulous), I am short of adjective to qualify this beautiful dress on you. Great color on you and you rock it so well with all the accessories.

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  70. I love the dress. I have learned so much from you, especially from your free sewing classes.

    Your fan from Barbados.

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  71. The dress is gorg on you...you did a great job! Thanks for the chance!

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  72. This dress is GORGE!!! I've never really been a lace type of girl but the cut and color of this dress makes that lace WORK!!! I would love to try this for myself!!!

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  73. This dress is gorgeous on you. I love it!

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  74. This is such a beautiful dress. The materials is gorgeous. Love the purple.

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  75. This is just lovely! I love the lace fabric, the color and as well as the fit. Awesomeness!!!!!

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  76. I looooooovvvvvvveeeeee this dress. And this color is my favorite. Mimi you inspire me!

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  77. I love a peplum and I love how this dress looks on you. Gorgeous.

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  78. Absolutely beautiful! What a very special outfit! Perfect choice of fabric, pattern and color. You look amazing. Hoping I will too if I should be so lucky to win. :)

    Thanks for inspiring,
    Almeda

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  79. Such fabulousness!!!! I love it :)
    Stacey Morgan

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  80. You are WORKIN IT Miss Lady!! Love it!!!!

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  81. Stunning, you have done it again!

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  82. Waiting on my Brother sewing machine right now from Amazon. Never wanted to sew a day in my life til last week. Having my hubby turn our spare room into my new all purpose room. I am truly inspired & the dress is just beautimous!

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  83. Love the lace and the design of the dress! Any advice for beginners to sewing?? I would like to enter the giveaway, as well! :)

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  84. I have a similar lace in red. This is gawgus

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  85. Love this dress. Anything Lace and Flowers is all me. I would love to win so I can make my 1st ever piece. I love your blog and you were actually the one who inspired to learn how to sew immediately ASAP urgently! Thanks for this and all you do.

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  86. You look nice in the peplum dress style. I love the purple lace!!! I would love to win the lace fabric and pattern.

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  87. You look marvelous darling! This color is beautiful on you! The fit is perfecto!

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  88. I love this dress. So happy I found your site.

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  89. You make every pattern and fabric look great and make anyone motivated to sew. I am in Love with the Peplum shirts can't wait to make one. Stay Fabulous,,, Peace

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  90. Both the dress and the Model are adorable! :))
    irem
    www.kendindik.com

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    1. Would love to read your site. Will you add an English translation option? Thanks

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  91. MiMi Teach us how to grade, peg, and line Please Please Please Please oh yes, and how to remove ease from a pattern! Yeah that's the end of my Mimi G please teach me wish list!

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  92. This dress is absolutely gorgeous!! You inspire me to learn how to sew with your creations. I would love to win this simplicity pattern and fabric to get started on my new adventure.

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  93. Gorgeous dress, beautiful styling !!!
    Everything you showcase Mimi, is beautiful.
    Amazing style, amazing lady !!!
    Vonne

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  94. Wow! Love the dress, love the color, love the perfect fit! :)
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

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  95. mimi mimi mimi oh how i love this royal look.you inspire me a lot but i still havent been able to make a perferct peplum dress.will keep trying tho.love this drees so much

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  96. This looks stunning, Mimi. Both the colour and style really suit you. Thanks for posting and well done. Rachel UK

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  97. i love this purple lace! i would never have thought to use it for this pattern. i would love to win this giveaway! i pinned this on Pinterest and commented on the simplicity page.

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  98. I have this pattern already but purple is my favorite color and I adore lace :)

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  99. What a truly beautiful creation! The color, fabric and pattern are perfect.
    You inspire everyone to start sewing. Thank you for sharing your talents. Sew exciting to enter this contest. :)

    Almeda

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  100. So lovely, I was planning on making a lace peplum dress!! You never disappoint!

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  101. Beautiful color! I would love to work with that fabric and pattern

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  102. Oh my, PURPLE...my fav color! You looked GAW-geous in this dress. I hope I win this. This is to die for.....so is all of your other items. So hard to have just one favorite.

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  103. Done! Shared it on pinterest btw :)

    And wow!! Love your dress, that color is gorgeous.
    Peplum is so cute!

    :)
    materialdoll@yahoo.com.au

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  104. My Goodness Mimi...you never dissapoint! Always looking to see what you've posted recently and have fallen in love with this dress. Plz enter me in giveaway

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  105. you look amazing!! I am too novice to sew a dress that could fit me as perfectly as you. I would very much looove to sew a lace skirt. Could you please recommend a pattern ? thanks!

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  106. Mimi I hope one day to have achieved your amazing workmanship. Thank you for getting me excited about sewing again.

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  107. Absolutely love the purple! And the lace is perfect for it! I need a dress like this! Too cute!!

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  109. That dress is beautiful, great job on it! I actually like pretty much everything you decide to make LOL I'd like to be entered in the giveaway. :)

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  110. MiMi I love the dress and great color choice. I love the way you not only make your own clothes but you wear every outfit with confidence. This will encourage many women to do it and wear it the best way you can (work it).

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  111. wow,wow Fantastique Ilove everthing good jub!

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  112. Oh how I love this lacey purple peplum masterpiece! A peplum dress is the next item to add to my wardrobe...and now I can make my own! YAY!

    Thanks for this gorgeous share, Mrs. Mimi!

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  113. WOW and WOW again! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Mimi. You look fantastic. I LOVE IT!

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  114. That dress is so pretty. I would love to make that dress for myself, Mimi I really love your blog I have started back sewing because of you. Thanks a bunch!

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  115. The dress is fantastic and the color is gorgeus.

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  116. This Dress is GORGEOUS! I LOVE IT! MIMI,I had to put you on my instagram page cuz I had to share this dress & Simplicity Pattern. I plan on making it. Wish me luck!

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  117. Hi Mimi, This dress is awesome on you...very lovely creation. You have brighten my day a bit and brought a smile to my face,I'm glad I have visited your blog today. Keep up the great work Mimi.

    God Bless.

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  118. Oh my goodness!! That dress!! Mimi! It turned out amazing!!!! I love peplum and I love lace! Beautiful work overall (as per usual).

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  119. Love the whole look, I got a two for one!!! Purple is one of my favorite colors and I've always loved peplum style anything!! As always Mimi, you rocked it!!!

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  120. Had been just doing alterations but you really inspire me to start making beautiful clothing again. This is such a beautiful dress and fits perfect!

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  121. Another fabulous dress! Mimi you are "The Bomb.com!" Such inspiration. It wasn't until I started following you that I decided to pull my sewing machine out after a 6 year hiatus! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  122. This is a great dress and color for the pattern choice. I like the way your items are always beautifully fitted.

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  123. Mimi, you are soo inspiring! I would have never thought to use lace for this dress but, it's fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  124. I can't remember if I posted on the blog ... just be sure ...LOVE THE DRESS!

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  125. I found you from Simplicity on Facebook, and I have to say I am hooked! Great dress and fantastic use of the lace.

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  126. This dress is everything and then some! I love everything about this dress the color, the pattern, the way you styled it! This is definitely my sewing goal dress :)

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  127. Wow! I love this dress. It's such a gorgeous color! I would love to win the pattern and fabric :)

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  128. Love the dress and it suits the material and colour brilliantly xx
    I saw it on Facebook x

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  129. Everyday I log onto Pinterest and am amazed at your creativeness, you make m e feel like I too can make something beautiful if I set my mind to it. P.S you rock that purple!

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  130. STUNNING color (my favorite!) and fabulous fit (like always!) I WISH I had your skills--amazing! BLESS!

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  131. Awesome dress, fabric and pattern. Thank you for such a great giveaway!!!

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  132. This is beautiful! I love the unlined lace sleeves.

    I came over from Simplicity's FB link...thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  133. please let me win!

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  134. I absolutely love the timeless look of the Peplum Dress, and the update you've given it with the beautiful fabric you've chosen, Mimi.

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  135. Just started following you, and I so want to learn to sew...simply beautiful! Who makes those fierce shoes??

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  136. went shopping today at TJ MAXX and Marshalls, I didn't anything like this! Luvin it!

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  137. I can see why you would like peplums - this frock so suits you! Beautifully made.

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  138. I love your choice of fabric and the shape of this dress. What a nice introduction to your blog for me!

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  139. Absolutely gorgeous, i really love your style and this dress is waow!!

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  140. This is so delicate but commanding...you've outdone yourself MiMi!;))

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  141. I just love this I did everything you said and even started a board just for you on Pinterest!!!!! This dress is a must have in my closet.....Boyfriend wants me to make it now!!!

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  142. I'm not much of a lace fan but this came out great Mimi...One day too i shall be a wonderful sewer like you :).Until i will be crushing over such wonderful projects as yours.

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  143. This dress came out GREAT !!!! i love it!!!

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  144. Love the lace! I've been looking to sew with lace but it seems a bit intimidating.

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  145. Hi Mimi,

    I love love love this dress... purple is my fav color and this is beautiful... I cant wait to try this dress at home..

    -Nickeisha

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  146. Great dress, Mimi!
    I've been wanting to make myself a peplum for some time. Your version is superb. I'd love to make this for the baptism celebration of my son at the end of June :-) Peplum and lace, really perfect and original.

    Greetings from France,

    Silvie

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  147. I love love love this dress and the fit is perfect!

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  148. I need this dress in my life! It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  149. As usual you chose a great pattern and just the right fabric! The fit is just right and the whole garment appears to be coutour!

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  150. How did you finish the peplum lace edge? I know the sleeve and bottom hem are the scalloped border, but the peplum is not, just wondering how you finished the peplum edge.

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  151. Just beautiful I would love something so cute

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.