Monday, April 1, 2013

My Easter #DIY Dress and #DIY Cocktail Fascinator





Hi Darlings!

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter Sunday. I had a great time with the fam and the hubby always plays the part of Jesus during the Easter play and so I video tapes just a minute or two of it for you guys to see (below). Now regarding this fabulous dress and cake topper, LOL...

Sometime between Monday and Saturday I lost my sewing mojo and could not for the life of me get the energy to finish this dress, sometimes it happens that way but I had a "LOOK" in my head for my outfit and I knew I wouldn't be happy if I didn't finish so around midnight I finally got er' done!

I used my wiggle dress sloper which I created years ago from M2718 fitting shell pattern. This is a great idea for anyone who likes a certain style of dress because the shell helps me to make different design changes to a basic dress sloper AND saves me a ton of time since I have it made up in a muslin that I have already spent the time fitting to myself it makes it easy to recreate dress after dress without the headache of fitting every time.
The fabric is a glorious shade of yellow which is SO HARD to find but while I was at Michael Levine's last month I saw it and bought like 4 yards, LOL they have some online HERE but not sure it will last long before selling out because the color is so rich and yummy. I then decided that my wiggle dress needed to have a little something special so I pulled out some tulle and made myself a cocktail fascinator ;-) this was so much FUN to make and I will be doing a tutorial!!

I wore this gold sparkly belt although you cant really tell how sparkly it is in the pic it was ;-) I bought it last year at Express and it just snaps in the back.
I hope you enjoyed your day like I enjoyed mine and I will leave you with a snippet of my hubby's performance as Jesus.



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69 comments:

  1. WERK HUNTY!!! Out the park fabulous!

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  2. That is just plain CUTE!!!! I can't wait to move into my own place so I can start sewing again. Thanks for all your fashion tips and inspiration. Love ya!!!

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  3. Gorgeous! And the fascinator was a great topper!

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    1. Thank you Erica, you know I had to go all out, LOL

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  4. I cannot wait for the fascinator tutorial!!! I recently spent $42.00 for one at Macy's!!!!!!

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    1. sweet, it is fun to make and fast too.

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  5. That colour looks good on you....

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  6. Thats a very beautiful and really looks good on u

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  7. Wow. I cannot wait to see the tutorial. You worked this outfit. Splendid as always!

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  8. You really put the S in sewing with the fabric, dress and hat. You keep us all on our toes with whats coming next. Can't wait for the tutorial to come. You are really blessin!

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  9. Wow! Your dress is beautiful, but your husband's performance was powerful! I know you are proud! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Wasn't he great? ugh so proud of my baby. Thank you so much!

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  10. You look like Spring personified!!!!!!

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  11. You look very pretty in yellow! Love the entire outfit!

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  12. Love your dress!! That color is wonderful! I have the McCall's sloper pattern, will you be doing a tutorial on how to make the sloper? Do you have to use the gingham fabric? I have been a little intimidated to try it, it seemed complicated. :) Thanks!

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    1. Its not difficult, and the gingham is used to help keep your grain line in tact, its easy to do because it is made to be a fitting project and so you cant really mess up.

      I can add it to my to do list

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    2. Thanks for the info. I might attempt to try it.

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    3. Hi Mimi,

      I'm considering purchasing the exact pattern. Is it uk size? i'm US size 4/6. I should purchase size 8/10, correct? Thanks!

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  13. Hi Mimi, you look beautiful....love the yellow, flawless execution as always. Your husband did a great job, BRAVO. His performance was powerful, wow. Really appreciate you sharing!

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  14. I don't think it's anything on here that I don't like. Just gorgeous! Wish I could sew...Well I can...in my head! :-)

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  15. Yellow is really a great color on you and I'm just loving the fascinator. Very Southern Belle! Your boo was faboosh as Jesus. :-)

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  16. What a great dress & LOVE that color! Did you make the sloper out of the same type of knit fabric? Thanks for being an inspiration.

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    1. Thank you and yes, I do a knit sloper and a woven sloper.

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  17. Awesome! Awesome! That piece seems like y'all put on a great production!!!

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    1. THANK YOU they always do a great job.

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  18. you look great as always.. Were the kids dressed like you? I notice that alot of people match the whole family or at least all of the kids

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    1. I dont match us all but the two youngest were color coordinated, bam bam
      LOL sorry had a Boomerang moment, LOL

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  19. Wow! What an impressive acting job your husband did. And, Wow, nobody but you could turn a fitting sloper into a stunning dress and matching fascinator. Bravo and stunning results to both of you.

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  20. You look fabulous. I wanted to know if you make dresses for others? Please advise. Email is haitianprincess@msn.com. your very talented

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  21. I have never sewed a day in my life, is it possible for me to make a dress a a new beginner??

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    1. It depends on the dress but i have a lot of total newbies that make my tutorials, maybe start there.

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  22. Girl!!!!!! U are amazing luv this from head to toe just stunning

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  23. WoW! This is the result of NO mojo!!??? Love the colour and you look like the empress that you are; beautiful!.

    I have to say, I need to educate myself on "slopers". Other than high school home economics (where I fell in love with sewing), I've been teaching myself to sew/DIY, with good techniques and having a professional looking end result in mind.

    Thank you for sharing your love… your gift with us.

    Nuff respect!

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  24. I am in love with this look and your blog. I really can't believe you just whipped this up at midnight. ::Bravo Missy::

    Jillian
    www.NuSophisticate.com

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  25. I love the dress, but I don't think that I could get away with that hat! You look great in it BTW!! #SuchClass

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  26. Your dress is beautiful as usual...But my God i was almost in tears watching the video...what a job ur husband did...i almost converted!

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  27. I admire and respect your flavor...please more tutorials, please more...

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  28. My goodness your hubby's performanace was so very powerful! Wow and you can wear anything and look awesome! Such talent!

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  29. Simply beautiful
    www.jayla31.blogspot.com

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  30. Gorgeous!! You're so talented, thanks for all for fab tutorials :) Your hubby played a great Jesus, brought a tear to my eye.
    Best regards,
    Jane xxx

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  31. Hi Mimi,

    I hope you had a good Easter. The dress looks fabulous on you (as always). I tried to order that fabric but it was sold out. I want something yellow in my wardrobe this summer.

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  32. This dress is so pretty, I love this color!!

    Your husband did an amazing job!!



    Carsedra of:
    http://www.embracingtherealme.com/
    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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  33. I love this dress!! I think i need to make one / a few for race season!! Can you explain this 'sloper' business a little more though? Would love to know more about it... in 'beginners' terms :-)

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  34. Beautiful Easter dress, and the color as you said, is just so perfect.

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  35. wow!! what a lovely dress and great performance by your husband, lve been reading yur blog on a very regular basis but havnt commented till today, firstly yu such a talented woman, thank you for sharing your gift of sewing, lve actually been contemplating learning myself, secondly, this is a gorgeous gorgeous dress, which prompted me to comment, so some of us might not post at all, but we do see the great work you do and inspiration you give.

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  36. I don't sew anthing...ever! But this right here makes me want to go and buy some fabric, a sewing machine and hit the gym! You look awesome and so glad I stumbled across you on facebook! Continued success to you!

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  37. When are you going to post the tutorial for this dress?

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  38. when will you be posting this tutorial

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  39. Hello, did you ever do a tutorial on how to make the sloper then turn it into this dress? I have to make this dress for myself. It looks amazing. Thanks so much.

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.