Monday, August 19, 2013

DIY Maxi Dress + Pattern Review M6700


Hi Darlings!

I took the weekend to myself and enjoyed some time in my studio. I set out to plan the next 7-8 items I plan to make over the next week and I was hoping to sew more on Sunday but instead enjoyed the day with my family; I did however sew 4 items on Saturday, 3 dresses and a skirt. Todays dress is one of the items I made this weekend and couldn't wait to wear because the fabric is so silky soft on my skin and the print is just gorgeous, the pic does not do it justice.
Total Cost: Pattern, Fabric, Elastic $16.50
H&M Belt (old) 
Pattern: Pattern M6700 (on sale online for $1.99) Pullover dress has fitted, mock wrap bodice, shoulder ties, elasticized shoulders and raised (seamed) waist, fitted, narrow hem, thread carriers and self belt.

Fabric Used:  Fabric: HERE only $5.00 a yard! Gorgeous Crinkle Printed Knit
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Pattern Sizing: I cut the 8 and made a small fit adjustment to the bodice.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope when you were done? Yep

Were the instructions easy to follow? This is a fast and easy dress to make, which is why it has been such a popular pattern this season.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Ummm It's a maxi, I love anything that is a maxi, lol and I had seen it made up several times already so I knew when I came across the right fabric I would be making it. It is flowy, fun and fast to make which makes it a #winner

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I took out about 1" out of the bodice because it was a little too big for my small frame.

Would you sew it again? I have so much more patterns to make but if I need quick and easy or an instant gratification project I may pull it out and make it out of a fall transitional fabric and wear it with a blazer.

Would you recommend it to others? Most certainly!



56 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous Mimi! I love your style!

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  2. Fabulous!!!!! Haaaaa look at that I'm making this dress tonight as well. When I saw your facebook post over the weekend I was like ohhhhh I'm making that dress and I'm making that shirt too. We got good taste......Happy sewing

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  3. Just ordered some McCall patterns online. This was one of them and then I deleted it. Now that I have seen your dress, wish I would have gotten it. Oh, well next time. That print is beautiful. I just love your style!

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  4. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the others!

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  5. Mimi - I love this print Great job lady! Cant wait to see more of MimiGStyle Creations :-)

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  6. Mimi you did that!!! I have to get that fabric! !

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  7. Mimi, you did that!!! Looks amazing. I cant wait to get that fabric!!!

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  8. This looks gorgeous on you! I can't wait to start sewing. You are such an inspiration. :)

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  9. Mimi, I love the fabric selection and I have seen this pattern but never purchased it. I need to get comfortable with working on knit fabrics. I can't wait to see your fall creations!

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  10. Gorgeous dress Mimi. And those shoes!!! Whewww!

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  11. Pretty dress! I love this fabric. Can't wait to see what else you made..wow, 3 dresses and a skirt made in a day.

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  12. werk it mimi!

    www.simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com

    dawn

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  13. am sure you have a post answering this question so if you can direct me to that post i will be fine. how to you determine how many yards of fabric you need?

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    1. I do ;-) http://mimigoodwin.blogspot.com/2013/01/lol-casual-pain-free-look-diy-friday.html#.Uh0s5hYijcM

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  14. this fabric gave me chills, I luv it

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  15. Mimi-girl, you are killing em' with that dress and those shoes! My cousin Chanda suggested that I visit your site and I am so glad that I did. You are fabulous! Thanks for your sewing inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much and thank your cousin for me too ;-)

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  16. Love this pattern with a belt! Beautiful!

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  17. DYING over the fabric, another great look! Your eye is unmatched.

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  18. absolutely beautiful. You are truly motivating me to go back to sewing. I am 40 and the last time I was on a sewing machine. I was a junior in high school

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  19. The dress is cute and I like how you accessorized it with the belt, giving it a different look. I love your hairstyle in this picture. But when you lifted the dress to show the SHOES! Oh my! The shoes are to die for. You are the best! I say that to myself everytime I get your e-mail, you really are the BEST!!

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  20. You are blessed, dear lady. Not only do you sew beautifully, but I have yet to see you looking less than spectacular in every thing you make. Not only are you motivating me to get back to sewing (one I lose the rest of this weight), but to use it as impetus to stick to the diet, to make sewing worthwhile. My days of being young are long gone but not my desire to look good. Thanks to you and a few other sewing blogs I follow - Goodbye Valentino, Diary of a Sewing Fanatic among others - I will get back to it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much Nancy and so happy you are inspired!

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  21. How did I miss that fabric at Michael Levine. The maxi is beautiful. I have been inspired to make one for myself.

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  22. I have made that dress also. It was a big hit when I wore it to a dinner party with friends. Many compliments did I receive.

    I did find the armholes a little snug. I will adjust when I make it again.

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  23. *sigh*

    I can't keep up. I'm still try'na put the reconstructed skirt together lol, gorgeous dress

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  24. This is beautiful! I have to make the dress before it's gets cold!! Loving

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  25. OMG this is beautiful I want it to ask u what fabric do u recommend for a beginner I love the dress but I am afraid that I will not be able to do it since I have no experience sewing but I do have a sewing machine, go figure LOL

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    1. Thanks, you can use a stable knit or a light weight cotton.

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    2. Yeah! I got my fabric yesterday. It looks and feels fabulous! I can't wait to make this garment. I want to make it in a top. Mimi, you are such an inspiration to me. If you only knew. I visit your blog everyday to see what's new but I have kept my comments quiet. This outfit made me SCREAM, LOL!!! I had to finally say something. Keep up the GREAT work!

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xoxo
mimi g.