Wednesday, May 29, 2013

OOTD: #DIY Red High-Low Belted Dress



Hi Darlings!

I always have to remind myself to look in the back of the closet for the previous years dresses to see if there is anything I want to pull out so last night I did just that and I found my McCall 6553 dress which I only wore once after I made it last year in April.

I forgot how much I liked this dress when I made it and how quickly it came together although I did mention in the review that I would make some minor changes to the pattern. The dress was part of the very first set of "Fashion Star" patterns by McCalls and although the pattern envelope did not look that great once made up it looks great.

I wont review it again since I did that the first time I wore it but you can read it HERE also HERE is a link to a very similar fabric.

xoxo
Mimi G



41 comments:

  1. hey mimi, what does bagging a jacket mean when u are attaching a lining.

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    1. Short explanation: It means you literally sew it all the way around including the hem and leave a small opening in one of the side seams to pull it through.

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  2. After I saw this dress made up I had to buy this pattern. Then I saw a woman walking the street in a black lace one and I really wanted to make one. I just haven't been able to find the right lace.

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    1. Oh!!!! Black lace? now I want to make it again but in a maxi version.

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  3. Was Just Sorting Out My patternS And Looking At The Very Same Fashion Star One Wondering WhaT Was I thinking. But Seeing Your Pretty Version Changed My Mind. Wil Hold On To The Pattern Until I Find A Suitable Fabric To Test The Silhouette On Me :)
    P/s: Sorry Re.jumbled Font...

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  4. Hey Mimi. I did make this dress also. I made a different version, no hi-low, and didn't make the inside loops for the sash!! Now that I see this~I will make again!

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  5. Super cute! It looks really comfy. I love the shoes with it too. That dress seems like it'll look good on any shape.

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  6. I definitely wasn't expecting the back on the dress, BUT it's a great surprise-such a unique design.

    You look fabulous, as always.

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  7. Love it Mimi. I made this dress as well and I get so many compliments on it. Patterns are not the easiest for me to follow but this one was great. I made a few minor adjustments for a better fit but all and all easy to follow and great result...........looking at your dress I think I need a bright spring and summer one, since I made my first in a Navy Blue Ponte Roma. Great Job by you as always........question where do you find the time to do it all Super Woman....lol.

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    1. Thank you doll and I dont sleep much, lol

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  8. I love the dress I just order the pattern

    Angela Robertsgray

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  9. So pretty! Love this dress.

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  10. Ok mimi you are the baddest in the sewing game. I love everything you sew. Your calling is to sew and if you had a boutique I would spend all my money in it.

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  11. I love this pattern! It has been soo long since I've sewn, but maybe dusting this pattern off will do the trick. I think I'll make the back longer for more drama. Thanks for inspiring me!

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  12. i like the dress and shoes mimi! looks great as usual! god bless you

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  13. Great dress, but tell me about those shoes!

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    1. They are about 2 years old love from Steve Madden.

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  14. Hello mimi, do you sell your designs?

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  15. I have this pattern but was waiting to see how good it looks on you first! If I only went by the pattern picture/model I would bypass everything, you are amazing. Keep shining!!!

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  16. Mimi,
    I love your work. Do you make and sell these? Would love to order one!
    SomerEmpress

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  17. Do you have any suggestions for making it maternity? I am looking for something like this. I have a wedding coming up

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  18. Can we get this dress made for us by you? but in a different color?

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  19. Do u have a video tutourial for this?

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  20. Do u have a video tutorial for this

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  21. I just found your blog a few days ago, after joining a sewing group on FB. I have been sewing since I was 15, but hadn't done any sewing in last 3 years and need inspiration. I found it with you. After seeing your dress, I had seen the pattern before but didn't jump out at me, I went to Joann's and got it for $.70. Will be making it to wear to an anniversary party next month. Thanks!

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.