Thursday, July 25, 2013

DIY Leather & Floral Dress + Pattern Review V8766



Hi Darlings!

I am so loving my dress today. I picked up this yummy stretch cotton floral print from ML a few days ago and I knew exactly what I was going to do with it because some of the flowers are the exact same shade of my metallic leather and because I wanted to add interest and more comfort to my V8766 I chose to make the entire back out of a yummy super stretchy black knit.


Pattern Description: Misses Dresses V8766

Fabric Used: Metallic Genuine Leather / Skirt Front: Floral Stretch Cotton HERE / Back: Stretch Knit.

Pattern Sizing: For the bodice I cut the 6 and for the skirt I cut the 8 and graded at the waist.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Um I yeah

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, this is a very simple dress to make and I have made several strapless fitted sheaths so it was pretty standard for me. The instructions were clear and the boning is only added at the sides so it came together really quickly.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I knew in my head that dress had less to do with the pattern and everything to do with my fabric choices so the pattern just served as a basic dress pattern to work with.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I added 3" to the length so it would fall just below my knee.

Would you sew it again? I think I will make another view since I thought the pattern was good and has options.

Would you recommend it to others? Yep! but make sure to make a muslin if you don't know your pattern sizing well. I had not used this specific pattern before so I did a quick muslin of the top just to avoid any issues with my leather since I did not have much of it.
DIY Dress (similar) HERE or HERE / Betsy Johnson Bootie HERE
Leather Piece HERE/ Floral Stretch & Knit HERE











73 comments:

  1. Smh...wow...You are soooo talented! This is beautiful!

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  2. So Mimi, first I want to say that I love you! LOL second I want to say that this dress BAD! And lastly, I want to say that I've been a fan of your work for a while now, and I especially appreciate your commitment to help others through workshops, blogging, etc. You've inspired me to learn how to sew!

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  3. You are toooooo fly!

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  4. Mimi your talent is truly amazing! Love your blog!

    Demetria
    www.divasthrifttwo.blogspot.com

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  5. smh!! jfomc@w(just fell out my chair at work)when i saw the fabrics i thought of a vogue pattern that i have V1183 by Kay Unger that would be perfect for this type of construction. you have done it again lady. with that being said, please alert the fabric company to brace itself for "another fabric invasion" by those that follow and love what you do!!! still, smh!!!
    you are a bad woman, and not afraid to show it!!
    you go girl.....
    Trena B.

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  6. I am in love with this look! It always amazes me on the things you create. Beautiful!

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  7. Love it and those shoes are so Downton Abbey too cute!

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  8. One of my favorite designs of yours. You killed these fabrics! Work.

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  9. You should REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY do a video tutorial for this!!!!!! BAD BAD BAD BAD!!!!!!!

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  10. Love this dress! I love that blue leather piece - it adds so much to a simple dress. I think I'd like to try my hand at using leather.

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  11. Simply gorgeous! I am so loving this dress.

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  12. Mimi G you rock! Love the back! Great job lady!

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  13. The only thing that came to my mind when I saw this is "YES HUNNY WERK!!!" lol This dress in amazing girl.

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  14. Mimi~

    Thank you for sharing your gift, while inspiring and uplifting women.
    You R O C K!!!

    Angela

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  15. Very Nice do you have a contact my company is doing a fashion show and looking for new and fresh designers.

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    1. Thanks but I dont have the time this year.

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    2. When my business grows up I want to be able to say this right here. Mimi you're so awesome!

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  16. hey mimi.. looked for the floral print and it doesnt seem to be listed. sold out maybe?

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    1. Here is the link...http://www.lowpricefabric.com/c-1282-stretch-woven.aspx

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  17. Mimi, From today, I'm starting to put away a dollar a day for your 2014 Conference. There is so much to be learned from you. I don't comment often, but I never miss a post. Keep up the good work.

    - Dee

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  18. Mimi, you are so talented and HOT!!!!

    Are you gonna give the pattern number for the floral and black wrap maxi dress you made last week? I REALLY want that dress!!!

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    1. Thank you love!
      Its posted on the site doll, its the mccalls 6744

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  19. Mimi, your creations are beyond any words that I can think of. I love the color of the leather, the floral print, and the solid black knit that you have put together. I love the fit! You have the fitting of your garments down to a tee!!! Beautiful!!!

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  20. Mimi you have to show us how to grade at the waist. I will pay atleast $20 for such a lesson....I swear!

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  21. This is one of my faves! I loves it. Thanks for sharing. I sooo bummed I didn't go to the conference Waaaahhhh!!!!;,,,(

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  22. I need this in my life , I'm determined to learn how to sew,we have the same style sense and your clothes are impeccable!!....thanks for the inspiration Mimi!!

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  23. Oh Mimi ... so pretty. I will have to get this pattern.

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  24. mimi i love you i wish to wear you even once in my life but i dont know know how to get u clothes or even you totorial or even be in u conference u on ma mind i cant even miss a day without open u blogs ......am in denmark

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  25. Wow Mimi! This dress is BADASS and I love the booties! You look GREAT!

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  26. Mimi, do you not have a discount code for this leather. Unfortunately I want 2 colors. But I am still on a budget.

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  27. Awesome dress Mimi!! You look great. :-)

    Mo

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  28. I absolutely LOVE this dress. It is really nice to see your creativity blooming through your blog, thank you for sharing as always and keep up the excellent work of inspiring us.

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  29. This is HOT! Love it. .. do you think it would work with a bolero or some other fun cover up (I don't like to have my arms out)... I will have to try it..

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  30. Mimi,
    I do have to say I would not have thought to put those fabrics together for this dress. I LOVE IT! Very Creative

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  31. Oh... my... GAWD I just CAN'T handle how cute this is!!! I have to look away... Its SICKENING!!!! You better WERK Mrs. MiMi!!!!!!!! #Beautiful

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  32. I'm just in awe!! Mimi you are flawless and such an inspiration, especially to beginner sewers like me :)....

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  33. Luv the combination and result..a work of love and style..Mimi you're top
    Notch..Fabulous!

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  34. Are u going to sale this on stiched9??? I want it

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  35. Excited to start making my own outfits. I have created a "sewing club" with my friends and lil cousin! #mimigstylegiveaway

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  36. The shoes take it up a notch. I love this look! I love the fact that there's two sides to the outfit. :D

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  37. So freakin cute LOVE this dress you look HAWT!!!!!


    ~~~Aisha B~~~

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  38. Mimi, is there a zipper in that dress? Quite a beautiful combo...thanks for the inspiration. Great fit, beautiful dress..!!

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  39. Mimi! Hot dress! I have been wanting to use leather in some way as well. Do you have any suggestions or tips for sewing leather? Needle size? Pressing?

    Thanks!!

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  40. Have you ever thought about applying to be on Project Runway? You'd kill it!

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  41. Ur ass looks gorgeous! I really wanna grab it!!! lol!! x x

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xoxo
mimi g.