Wednesday, June 5, 2013

DIY One Shoulder Maxi Dress + Simplicity 2178 Modified



Hi Darlings!

Happy Wednesday!! I am getting really excited about July and cant wait to see so many of you. I also have an announcement on Friday so make sure to check in and see what it is!

This dress is another inspiration dress of one I saw online HERE. A few weeks ago when I posted the floral maxi you guys sold out the store of it and then Regina found a similar fabric (the one shown today) for those who missed out on the first one and you guys sold hem out of this one too, lol but not before I had her set aside 3 yards for me ;-)


I made some adjustments to the pattern so it would look more like the inspiration dress starting with adding 3.5" to the bodice so that I could eliminate the midriff. I then cut out the long skirt but starting at the hip I flared it out to the hem. Once I attached the bodice to the skirt using a 5/8" seam allowance I pressed it and sewed it close to the edge creating a casing and then threaded my elastic through.  I also fully lined the top because I did not care for the half facing and wanted full coverage as the fabric is thin ; I also made a knee length lining for the skirt.

There is unfortunately no more of this amazing fabric but here are some great SOLIDS and PRINTS that would make this pattern amazing.
Fabric Options at Michael Levine: HERE, HERE and HERE (use coupon code MIMIJUNE10)
Also @ Gorgeous Fabric HERE and HERE (use coupon code MIMIG)
Retail Options: HERE & This one HERE is HOT!!!







44 comments:

  1. I love how cool and breezy your dress looks. Pretty!

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  2. So cute. That was the perfect fabric for this dress.

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  3. Ditto to other comments! :-). Looks very comfortable and cool. :-)

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  4. LOOOOOVE IT!! And THIS is the reason I couldnt get either of the fabrics!!!!

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  5. This is lovely. Mimi you are so talented it's crazy! I would love a tour of your closet. :)

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  6. Loooooooooove the lined knot detail on your shoulder! Is it a real knot or a faux? Gorgeous!

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    1. Knot is real, which makes it great to adjust as needed ;-)

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  7. LOVE!! I agree with Wannasew, your dress looks very comfortable.

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  8. Absolutely stunning as usual!!

    So excited to finally meet you in July!! I know I keep saying it but I'm a super pumped dork right now. LMAO

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  9. Amazing.... You done it again... Love it!!!!!!!!!

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  10. Girl you know you're the bomb.com. Lol :) Love it!

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  11. This is gorgeous! I could kick myself as I saw this second fabric get down to like 3 bucks give or take a few cents, may have been 2.50, but it was during their Memorial Day sale. I thought I didn't need it but seeing your newest dress...thanks for giving so many ideas, I wouldn't have thought of this dress. Thanks for the close up shots as well, otherwise wouldn't have picked up the lining details.

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  12. I am working on my dress now, you are truly motivating!

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  13. Very nice! Lining the top was a nice touch.

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  14. You have mad skills. I totally want to buy everything you sew.

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  15. You look great Mimi! Rock it!

    http://simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    Dawn

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  16. MiMi, what kind of fabric did you use for your lining?

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    1. I just used a piece of lightweight tshirt knit I had on hand.

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  17. You never cease to amaze me!

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  18. Mimi, will you please do an video tutorial for this? I made your maxi dress and my "mid-drift" was too big. I am more of a visual learner. Thanks Kellie!

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  19. Can you go into more detail about how you created your waist with elastic and what size elastic you used? Mine is just not coming together right! Thank you.

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  20. sooo pretty, been seeing you on pinterest for a while but had no idea you have a blog- thanks I love it and all of your dresses!

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  21. Tutorial. Please & Thanks. Lisa

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.