Monday, June 3, 2013

#DIY Striped Dress Using S1613 Modified + Fabric & Pattern Giveaway!



Hi Darlings!

I hope you all had a good weekend. I spent most of it sewing...yay! that always makes me feel better and gives me time to relax before the madness of coordinating July's event begins this month, there is just so much to do!!!

Today I am wearing one of the dresses I made this weekend after viewing a PIC on Pinterest that I loved and knew I could make rather quickly using a pattern Simplicity recently sent me and THIS striped fabric courtesy of Joann Fabrics . Sometimes a pattern will serve as a "block" for something else you have in mind and that is exactly what this was. A little imagination and an inspiration pic is all it takes to grab a pattern and turn it into something totally different.

This is the inspiration pic;-)





233 comments:

  1. this is really hot. I love your ideas for the longer dresses.

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  2. Sassy dress want to buy it!

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  3. As always Mimi, your creativity and skills astound me. You are my inspiration. I am working hard to become nearly as good as you, and loving the adventure in the process. Awesome dress made by an awesome lady! Thank you as always for sharing your talent!

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  4. I would love to win this fabric nd pattern. This is dress is on point!

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  5. You make me want to take sewing classes! Cute, cute, cute.

    erin b.
    www.brainsoftheoutfit.com

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  6. Love the look, I was looking for fabric like this at JoAnns this past weekend and all I could find was the black and white...not feeling it, too jailbird like for me ;)

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  7. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS DRESS!!!
    I've been eying that same fabric at Joann's for a while.
    Hope I win it.

    Ms. Qui

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  8. I LOVE what you did with this pattern! your looks always look better than the inspiration. Now you've inspired me to think about some of the shirt patterns I have and see how some of them may be able to be modified this way...I LOVE dresses! would love to enter to win but I don't use the same name on here as I do on fb :(

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  9. I love this I never would have thought to extend a shirt pattern to a dress. #verycute

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  10. I love this dress, would love to make it :)

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  11. Oh my!! I would love to win the fabric and pattern.

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  12. This dress is awesome..supper sexy..you did a good job of remaking this dress.

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  13. This is lovely. I just left Joann and saw this and another striped fabric I loved. I tend to stay away from stripes afraid to not them them line up perfectly. LOVE this post as I was toying with extending a shirt pattern and you have just given me a tutorial. You truly ROCK!!!

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  14. Beautiful! Mrs.Mimi....You are very creative!!!

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  15. This dress is simple but sexy and you make it look great I only hope I can make it look this good if I win the giveaway........please enter me

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  16. Love the dress!!!! I am glad you gave the description of the changes made. Many times I like a pattern but not for the pattern itself but for the vision of something else.... But mad my local Joann does not have this fabric.

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  17. U look amazing! Love the dress!

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  18. Hi Mimi. Please enter me in the give-a-way....As always you look fab!

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  19. I love this dress. You inspired me all over again to get it together and start sewing. On my way to Joanns right now!!

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  20. Love this dress and idea. Thanks for sharing.

    D.Cole

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  21. I love this dress. You inspired me all over again to get it together and start sewing. On my way to Joanns right now!!

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  22. Yes I need this design its soo cute

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  23. I love this dress. You inspired me all over again to get it together and start sewing. On my way to Joanns right now!!

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  24. Now that's hot....great job. Your work is always inspiring.

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  25. you are totally killin' it in this dress! I would love to win this and attempt to make one for myself. I hope to get just 1/2 as good a sewer as you are one day.

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  26. You're my go to inspiration pit stop, thanks for always inspiring me. :)

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  27. Ms. Mimi, you look gorgeous as usual and not to mention SEXY.

    Blessings!

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  28. Mimi, you are absolutely killing it in this dress!

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  29. I love what you do. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  30. I love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. This is awesome! You have inspired me to sew.Your great!

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  32. You are an inspiration, I love it!!!!

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  33. That dress looks freaking amazing!! I would love to make one for full figured woman!! Awesome design tho! Have a great day :)

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  34. I love your modifications:) I have a sunkist body type to yours, I'm a huge fan<3

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  35. Love the dress! The colors are fab!

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  36. Great idea changing a top into a dress! Love it.

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  37. *jaw on floor* I don't know whether to be amazed or jealous. This would take me soooo much longer than 1.5 hours *sigh*. Good golly!

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  38. I love this dress and the colors as well. You have inspired me to start sewing. :)

    Best Wishes,
    Nikki J

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  39. Oh my gosh! I would love to win this! You look amazing! I can only wish to look as rockin' as you do in this fab dress!! lacurlie at hotmail dot com ;()

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  40. You can find the Jo-Ann facebook page at www.facebook.com/joann :) We LOVE the dress! -Kim

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  41. I love it.... Very simple yet classy and you a beast if you made this dress in a 1.5 hours. Go girl! Hope I can win me one and be as fab in it :)

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  42. I really LOVE this dress! It is sooooo cute! I could totally see myself wearing something like this.

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  43. i love this...I have been trying to use a store pattern to make clothes...would so love more practice...and the fabric is amazing....great job!!!

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  44. Who doesn't love a stripe. Great dress and Great giveaway lol.

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  45. Aaaaamazing !! I love this dress !! It looks great on you. I have been looking everywhere for a dress exactly this. Now that you have posted your variation, i'm going to attempt to make a few in different prints for myself. Great summer dress ! I cant wait, im so excited.


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  46. Wow - YOU should be the model!! Love the dress and thanks for showing the modifications on the pattern to make it into a dress. It helps so much to have a visual :)

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  47. Simply amazing! You're the reason I started sewing. You inspired this mami to find her sexy. Thought I lost in one of the lnd rooms, lol. Sinceramente, thank you for being you and sharing a bit of your world with us all!

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  48. Well I've always loved off the shoulder anything... Ann you rocked it well, love your page... Keep us inspired...

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  49. Waw Mimi you've done it again...Keep doing you and thank you sooo soo much for inspiring all of us to become sewing addicts lol with the simple goal of making fabulous clothing like you xoxoxo

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  50. I've liked both Joann Fabric & Simplicity Facebook pages and I'm commenting here to enter:) crossing my fingers!!

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  51. Would you believe me when I say, I just saw this fabric in Jo Ann's last weekend!! They had the green and blue version but it was sold out. Even if you don't make this dress, your maxi tutorials(dress/skirt) would be perfect for this fabric and a great project for the beginner. Awesome job Mimi.
    Trena B.

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  52. Ok I love this, but I'll make it short sleeved instead. It's starting to get hot here in Texas.

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  53. I also have a question...I have had difficulties with using a pattern..it either comes out too big or too small and reading the guide sheet is kind of difficult. Is there a simpler way to make something using a pattern?

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  54. YESSS!! You are wearin' that dress!! Love it!

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  55. I have only been following you a short while, but I love your style and you are gifted with such talent! I just received a sewing machine as a gift and will be using your creations as inspirations.

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  56. This is awesome you go girl. You have inspired me to sew.

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  57. I love the giveaways! Please enter me in the drawing!

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  58. This dress is awesome and you look amazing! Can't wait to try this. Hope I win!

    Xoxo
    Deonne

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  59. I absolutely LOVE your style! you inspire me to create more!

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  60. Love this! I'd like to enter the contest. Off to facebook.

    Guyanesesista.com

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  61. You better get it!! ~DaniGHenny

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  62. Kelly Darling BurkeJune 3, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Holy HOTNESS! Super duper cute. I posted the same inspirational pic of the striped dress on my "Sew Darling" Pinterest page. xoxo

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  63. Love this and remember seeing that fabric at Joann's in my area!

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  64. this is so pretty! I would love to make it :)

    I hope i win

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  65. The joann fabric link is broken.

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  66. Awesome dress! Absolutely love your skills. -Kandice

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  67. Thank you for hosting the giveaway...fingers crossed :) You did an amazing job on the dress, I love your modification and the fit is fabulous!

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  68. I love this dress its too cute. I have been looking for one like this but in green and navy. But I must say I'm loving the red and navy.

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  69. Hello Mimi, I am very inspired by your work. You make everything much easier to sew....I have ordered some of yor tutorials and I love them. Thank you for sharing your gift and talent with the world. Sonja

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  70. Mimi this dress looks hot on you. Hope I get picked because I would really like to make this. Although I am working on my body I am no where near as flat as you so I would probably make it a little less form fitting and maybe a maxi for me. You are my inspiration to keep working out to get my body in its best shape possible.

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  71. Love this look..Mimi aa always another masterpiece!!! Thanks for sharing your talent and inspiring us
    Tracee

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  72. Hi, Do u have any recommendations for patterns of clothes you have sewed for beginners?

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  73. Hi, Do u have any recommendations for patterns of clothes you have sewed for beginners?

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  74. Beautiful dress...Nothing like something quick and easy to give you a sense of satisfaction...I would love to win the pattern and fabric.

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  75. Love! Love! Looooove! this dress!!

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  76. This dress is so hot! I love it!

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  77. Beautiful dress Mimi!!! You inspire me everyday..I hope i get this fabric!!! Take care

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  78. Absolutely gorgeous,Mimi it's very nice and seems simple to make...

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  79. Wow! That looks Gr-r-reat...
    I want to be enter me in your giveaway.
    I use pintrest but not FB.

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  80. I would love for my daughter to make a tween version of this.. super cute.. love it..

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  81. I love body con dresses and you look GREAT!

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  82. Wow I love the dress. Please enter me into the giveaway.

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  83. LOve LOve LOve!!! simply beautiful!!!

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  84. She did it again, does she ever sleep? Love it!

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  85. Love the dress. Most of all I love that it only took 1.5 hours from start to finish.....that is my kind of project.

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  86. ~Mimi~
    U make me wanna fire up my machine full time.

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  87. I am new to your blog and I am hooked!

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  88. Another stunning dress Mimi!! I love that you show your curves with such confidence and poise. You are a fantastic role model for women all over the world! Thank you!

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  89. Just found mimi on Facebook today.... And am totally inlove with this blog

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  90. I am getting back in to creating and sewing...my dream is to have my own line of skirts and dresses. I'd love to practice with this dress! I love it!

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  91. Wonderful job very creative love your style God bless u at what u do I will love to win your dress

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  92. This dress is very nice as are all of your garments Mimi G! You are an inspiration to all of us. I have been watching your youtube videos and you come across very genuine and personable. I really like that about you! Thank for sharing your impeccable talent with us. God Bless!

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  93. I am truly in love with this look and in love with this fabric. Thanks for hosting the give away. YOU ROCK!!

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  94. Love this!!! Awesome summer dress!! I am inspired to sew she simmer pieces!!!

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  95. Oh, this is the dress I need to wear when my husband comes home from his 4th deployment. Simply beautiful!

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  96. Love this dress, you did a great job. Think I will try it in a solid or print, I think I'm a little too hippy for the stripe. Well done

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  97. Hawt to death, Ms. Mimi!! I need this pattern and material in my life!!!!

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  98. Love! Thanks for the tip. Now I want to try it!

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  99. I love the way you make the most simple things look extraordinary. You're creative style is so refreshing. You're an inspiration. I enjoy following your blog.

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  100. Never would have thought to use a shirt pattern to make a dress. This is awesome. Your dress is better than your inspiration pic. Great job

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  101. I love you dress and I love Pinscher its so nice when you're inspired by an outfit and then having a pattern to bring that to life it is so much fun!!

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  102. Would be nice to finally win a giveaway. Hope this is a win.

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  103. Oh man, I just love every thing you make, love your style and how you make everything look great on you. I am daily on your blog, instagram, and Facebook. This is my passion and ready to start my future with what I so love!!! Thanks for sharing your hobby!

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  104. I love it. I can't wait to get my sewing machine.

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  105. This dress is worth continuing to learn to sew for! This dress is love at first sight for me. Thank you for doing this giveaway!

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  106. Love your blog, and all of the examples. Your stuff, plus re-taking a sewing class should help me out a lot. I prefer to enter a comment anonymously, but I'd still like to enter the giveaway if it means inboxing my address. Thanks.

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  107. There are no words for these pictures. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress !!

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  108. Very cute, Mimi...I love your creativity!

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  109. Hi Mimi Enter me please! I have a pattern I wanted to make into a dress! Now I know how.

    Great job!

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  110. This is very sexy and looks very simple to make. Mimi you've done it again!

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  111. You look HOT in this Dress and this dress is HOT!! I love it, I would love to win but if not then who ever wins may they ROCK it well!!

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  112. MiMI this dress looks amazing on you! I want to win!

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  113. I love the style and material of this dress. You did an awesome job!!! I love to sew but have not had an opportunity due to me being in grad school. Well, I will be graduating June 28!!! Sewing is what I love to do in my free time!! Since I will be finished with school I will have my free time back!! It is my way to relax :-)

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  114. Meeeee! Love the striped fabric especially!

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  115. Would love to Model this dress to my Audition on June 15..this dress pattern is Retro-Couture.
    Whomever wins will Rock this look for real.
    Your Works Rocks Mimi.

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  116. I love this fitted dress. The best thing it is cute on any size. I would love to win this.

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  117. I love this dress sexy and classy. Please enter me

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  118. Would LOVE to win this giveaway. I liked the fb pages

    FB Name: Jewel Drea Dennis

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  119. Id love to just pay you to make this in a size 12 for me ;-)

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  120. I love how creative, stylish and fly your creations are! Please enter me but even more than that - you have inspired me to do more for me - starting with clothing that compliment my body and are made just for me. Thank you MiMiG!

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  121. Oh my goodness! I can't say how great that dress looks on you (or how good you look in the dress?) A-MA-ZING!

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  122. I looked at the pattern and didn't see how you could make a dress out of it - you are SO creative :)
    Stacey Morgan

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  123. The idea of making thing by yourself instead of buying it is great and i've started to get into it... i am a beginner and i'm just ready to go all in... thanks for the giveaway!!! :)

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  124. Nice dress!!! Please enter me in the drawing. Would be a nice surprise if I win!!

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  125. Love the look. Everything you make always looks great on you. You are amazing.

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  126. Great pattern alterations! Whenever I have time, I will be trying this next!

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  127. What a great dress for the season, very creative in your tweaks to the pattern. You have inspired me to learn to sew this summer and I cannot wait to see what I create after watching your tutorials!

    Ayanna McKinley

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  128. Thank you MiMiG for sharing your talent with us.That dress is beautiful and sexy!

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  129. Loving this dress and the fabric is so vibrant.

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  130. I love the dress mimi you are one of a kind seamstresss I liked joann and simplicity facebook page. Please do another tutorial soon I love how you explain on your tutorials

    Thanks Angela Roberts Gray

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  131. I just love this dress. I was ready to buy it!!!!

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  132. <-------Runs downstairs quick and in a hurry to do a couple situps before bedtime. LOL. Smoking!!!! I love this. I noticed that you are meticulous about matching up your stripes,etc and I love that. One of the lessons I've learned is that sometines the most simple projects can be the most fabulous! This certainly proves my case. I love it. WERQ!!!!!

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  133. Simple yet classy. I <3 it!

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  134. Lovely! I love this dress and you are awesome!

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  135. Dying over this dress. Super into stripes this season! Heading home for my best friend's wedding this summer. This piece has "Cinq-a-Sept" written all over it.

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  136. I love this dress and the fabric. I hope that it's as easy to sew as you make it seem.

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  137. I just love you, Mimi! Keep inspiring us! God Bless you.

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  138. This dress is really cute and just in time for the 4th of July!

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  139. What I LOVE is your generous spirit and how much you think about us as you share your craft. I really admire this about you and hope to be like you in this respect. You are infectious, makes me want to extend myself to others every day. The dress is awesome!
    Lucia

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  140. I love this modified pattern. This dress is too cute and thank you for inspiring! Love the color combo

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  141. Wow! I just bought this pattern and would have never thought to make this type of adjustment. this looks great!

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  142. I love the dress also love how you make all the dresses snatch to your body! Keep the reviews going!!!

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  143. I've had my eye on this fabric. I couldn't figure out how to make it into something classy.

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  144. I've turned into a "sewing machine" because of you! Lol looks great as always! Thanks for all you do!

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  145. Mimi you have inspired me in more ways than one. Inspired me to live life and sew..

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  146. Absolutely gorgeous spring/summer dress!

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  147. I am mad at you!! This dress is sexy on you! I am not really good at changing or making my own patterns, but this one I may have to! You have GREAT skills Mimi-I can't wait for July's event!!

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  148. marquette parkerJune 4, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    How cute and simple is this Mimi!! I could wear this on the 4th of July Hmmmm.. Pick me! Pick me! Pick Me!

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  149. I so love your sytle it comes off so natural.... Keep up the good work

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  150. I so love your sytle it comes off so natural.... Keep up the good work

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  151. Loved the striped dress, it totally complements you with your amazing body.

    Please enter me in your sweepstakes

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  152. Loved the striped dress, it totally complements you with your amazing body.

    Please enter me in your sweepstakes

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  153. Mimi, girl you got it going on!!! You can put on anything and it looks great on you!!! I believe if you put on a burlap bag with a piece of yarn, you would still look fantastic!!!! Sharon H.

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  154. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your style! Thank you so much for the giveaway..


    I liked both pages on FB

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  155. This dress is haute! You did an awesome job, as usual. You're so freaking talented! And I'm so great full that you share your beautiful mind with us...even though I suck at sewing ( for now...I will get better). I would love to win this pattern and fabric. Thanks for sharing. ~Jamai

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  156. I used this fabric to make your sleeveless maxi dress!! Its so soft...but now i want to make this. Fabulous!

    Raquelle L

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  157. While you get this fabric and pattern ready to send my way, I will be working to whittle down my waistline to look like yours. ;-) Tyna

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  158. I absolutely LOVE this dress and your creativity as well! Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us!

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  159. Love love LOVE this look Mimi. Well done!
    Hope I can re-create this little beauty of a dress.

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  160. This dress looks cute and simple to make. I would love to have the pattern and the fabric. Thank in advance Mimi

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  161. your style is just too fly cant wait to step my sewing game up to your level

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  162. I love the fabric and would love to try this

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  163. cute dress Mimi! I seen that fabric and was gonna get the blue and green stripes. That dress is fitting you like a glove too! Love you and your blog. Be Blessed!!

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  164. Because of your blog, I've dusted off my sewing machine and am attempting to teach myself. Thank you for your guidance in my new journey.

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  165. I love this dress! And might add that you look FABULOUS in it. I wld love to win this contest and make this dress.

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  166. Love everything about this look! After loosing almost 50 lbs. I would love this dress in my closet!! Crossing my fingers for the giveaway ♡

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  167. My daughter would look great in this (too body con for me sigh). I even have a stash of black and silver striped fabric that I think would work. Definitely going to grab the pattern at the next $1 pattern at Joanns and give your modifications a shot. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  168. Oh, you look gorgeous and sexy in this dress! I would love to win and hope to look at least 5% that of yours! :-)
    Like both FB pages!

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  169. This would be a great 4th of July outfit. It seems simple to make and would look great on me! The style and fabric work perfectly together! Independence day is only 30 days away! Yep I can do it.

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  170. Love your modifications - they always get me thinking out of the box.

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  171. I too would not be able to wear this dress but, it would be a great birthday present for my niece who just graduated high school. I love this dress and fabric on you!!!! Keeping fingers and toes crossed. Thank for this giveaway. I already"like" Simplicity and Joann's.

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  172. I love this dress, you have done it again. I would love to win so i can try my hand at this.

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  173. absolutely love this and how u make it ur own :) a true inspiration<3

    -yahaira

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  174. I love your blog so much, always sewing inspiring!!
    Katherine Poirier
    i_misty@hotmail.com

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  175. Mimi, I know that you're busy, but if you could find the time, would you please do a tutorial on a garment that has sleeves. Thats like the hardest thing in the world for me right now. I'm trying to make a shirt for my hubby and I'm just stuck and I cant find help anywhere. Thanks in advance. ~Jamai

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  176. Uber EXCITED to have found you. this blog is MAJE inspiration for the DIY'ers like myself. Super hope I win. I SO dig your threads...mad steelo!!! I would LOVE to show you my version of this dress. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  177. Uh No Mimi G you are the inspiration not the photo girl!!! You are rocking and wearing that dress!!! You inspire me and remind me just how much fun sewing for yourself can be!!! Go head On you are my Sewing Shero!

    Auntie Mimi aka Shari

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  178. I wana make this sooi bad any suggestions on how to modify tor a prego belly?

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  179. Shut the front door!!!!!! Is there anything that you can't do. I simply love your style. I just found out about you and your amazing blog. I'm a fan for life. Thanks for sharing. Would love to win.

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  180. Love it! Is this fabric easy for beginners?

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  181. I love this! I'm really into longer dresses and this is perfect!

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  182. Oh hunny, you are definitely rocking this one! I would love to win this fabric. This blog has me sewing crazy!! Thank you!

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.