Wednesday, August 28, 2013

DIY Bold Black/White Striped Dress



Hi Darlings!

I almost didn't make it today! There are days where I am just not in the mood and today is one of those days. I had a realization the other day when talking with a friend that put some things in perspective and since then I have been feeling some kind of way and can't quite put my finger on it.

I also realized that I may not be giving enough of the glory to God, because although what I do may seem superficial to some, if you could read even a handful of the emails I get from women all over the world who have been inspired, motivated, or just encouraged to be the best mom/wife/friend to themselves that they can be you would understand why I take this so seriously. The gift god gave me is being multiplied by the thousands daily and I am so thankful for that.

Now on to some lighthearted things like this dress I have on! Can you say LOVE...I saw a pic on pinterest of a similar dress and I knew I had the fabric in my stash so off I went to recreate it. This was so super simple because I just used a T-shirt block I created many moons ago and just added length and hip curve. You can recreate it by using my T-Shirt Maxi Tutorial and pegging it at the knee instead of flaring out. You can also create the belt I have on by using my Obi Belt Tutorial which is free and also the very first tutorial I made on video so it looks crappy but you get the idea, lol!

 Fabric: Bold striped knit HERE (use coupon code "mimi10")







Jessica Simpson Heels (nude color) HERE
Belt DIY (similar) HERE
Dress DIY  (similar) HERE or HERE
Charming Charlie White & Gold Bracelet
Michael Kors Watch 
 J. Crew Bangles






33 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Just when I think you can't outdo yourself, you do just that!

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  2. Mimi you really do have a good heart!!! May GOD continue to in part wisdom, strength and knowledge within you. I love and admire your transparency!

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  3. Thank you Mimi for all you do!! You have been my inspiration and have helped me to get back to my creative self.

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  4. That belt is amazing!! love the dress as well!! I just came across your page this month and it's great inspiration. Wishing you lots of luck!!

    xoxoxo,

    estroJEN

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  5. Wonderful dress and belt. You are so talented. I know that feeling. Although you don't know what it is now....it will come. I'm sure you will be ready when it does.

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  6. Thank you for this! You are truly "good people" :-)

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  7. OOTD is one of the highlights of my day and you never fail to impress. You are "Simply The Best" and your style is Awesome as always. Love ya!

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  8. Love that look! You are an inspiration!

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  9. Mimi, sometimes you just need to take a step back. you are fabulous and very insirational,if you need to take a break, take a break, we will understand, keep doing what you are doing as long as you are feeling it!

    Now.... the dress,the belt and the shoes..... very cute!

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  10. Mimi, I know the feeling and I pray God's peace and wisdom upon you. You have been such an inspiration to me and I appreciate all that you do. I am going to be getting my sewing machine very soon. I will take all of your tutorials.. Be encouraged and remember to take care of yourself. I appreciate you! BTW Love the entire outfit! You nailed it as always!! :)

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  11. You look beautiful and I like that you're letting your hair grow!

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  12. Mimi you are truly incredible!! I'm so thankful that I found you on Facebook and visited your blog. You are truly an inspiration to me in so many ways! Please continue to post from your heart. It does so much for me and I'm sure others!

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  13. Mimi let me just say this - the devil knows your future and will by all and any means try to stop you from attaining everything God has for you. I told you awhile back that I was hooked the moment I saw your video and you said "look at the guide the needle isn't going anywhere" I started following you on facebook in November 2012 and at that time you had about 10,000-12,000 followers. Look at what God has done because you now have almost 40,000 likes. Let those who have ears hear and for all others - OH WELL

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  14. OMG you were the first blogger I fell in love with and you are still my favourite miles ahead of everyone. Your gift is truly a blessing to many!!! And we thank you for sharing with us!! As for the outfit...standard....amazing as usual!

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  15. You woman are one stunning thing, everything looks great on you. I love that belt. Your hair looks soo pretty, love it!

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  16. Mimi, I’m so glad I stumbled across your picture on Pinterest. Ever since then I’ve followed you. I’m not new to sewing at all. In fact, my mom help me sew my first knit outfit in middle school. Then I sewed a few more outfits in college and stopped until now (11 years later). Your blog has inspired me tremendously. Within the past few weeks you ignited the desire for me to pick up sewing again. However, I’m ready to learn, not just do this step because my mother instructs “that’s just how its done”. Lol. So I’ve bought the books you listed on your “You Wanna Sew” blog entry. I’m so ready to fully immerse myself in books and become knowledgeable. Also bought 2 new sewing machine, a Pfaff Ambition for my mom (she’s moved on to quilting) and a Viking H Class 100 Q, for myself. Your blog and another young lady’s blog plus the continued dissatisfaction I have with ready wear lead me to this exciting journey. I hope to meet you one day, maybe at a sewing conference or meet and greet. Just last week I bought the pattern to your maxi skirt and can’t wait to sew it. We all have days we’re we feel less than or just too tired to care. All this to say, there’s always one who’s reading and being encouraged and inspired by your work that you share.

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  17. cute outfit! loving the pop of red in the stripes!

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  18. The dress fits great and it is as beautiful in person as it is in the picture. I am very satisfied and I highly recommend dealing with this company. Great customer service too.

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xoxo
mimi g.