Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DIY Dress + Pattern Review V8919 View A



Hi Darlings!

I am so glad Monday is over. Yesterday I was on a bad eating kick, which I do every month when it gets near that time of the month. It's like I get so hungry and nothing will satisfy my hunger unless it is greasy, cheesy, chocolaty or fried! lol ugh! So yesterday  we filled our faces with onion rings, burgers and egg rolls (I know the mix is nuts) Now I just feel gross and I am still full, lol! Today I just want fresh, clean and light please.....Now on to some DIY goodness

DIY Dress: Pattern HERE or Retail Options HERE and HERE/ Steve Madden Shoes HERE  

PATTERN REVIEW

Pattern Description: V8919 View A Pullover dress (close-fitting through bust) has seam detail, and stitched hems.

Fabric Used: Pebble Finish Crepe Double Knit (similar) HERE and HERE (use code "MIMIG")

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 8

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? YES! this is such an easy dress to make. I didn't need the instructions but I did review them and they were clear. It sews up really fast and is a great beginner pattern for any Vogue pattern virgins.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I just liked it and when I made it I needed an easy no brainer sewing project and this was perfect.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None. I did have to remove a 2" of ease from the waist.

Would you sew it again? I might one day, yes.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes I would.







xoxo
Mimi G



24 comments:

  1. Mimi you're going too fast lol I can't keep up...GORGEOUS hun!!!!

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  2. Love the dress! You're rockin' it. That color looks great on you.

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  3. I'm with Katina!! Where do you find so much time to sew????!!!! You look lovely as usual!

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    1. LOL, Fashion Sewing/Blogging is my job. I work everyday just like any other gig ;-)

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  4. Love the color,looking fab Mimi. What lining did you use on this one?

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  5. Love this dress & color!!! Lets not forget the killer shoes!!! GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE!!! Great job.
    Trena B.

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  6. Wow! Love the color and the style. Nice alteration!

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  7. Girl this color is amazing on u .... Those curves are fab

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  8. Looking good lady!

    Enjoy your day!

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  9. Nice Mimi! Love that color. Love tight dresses, u Rock them all lol

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  10. I feel ya on that food issue.... However, you still look amazing!!

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  11. My goodness, why are you so hot! You always look so good, I loove your shoes!

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  12. Your style is so fab that even one of my non-sewing friends follow you.

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  13. I love this color and it is fab on you I just got some patterns from Vogue. I like the way you get the fit perfect. I have to get a refresher course on that (Perfect fit).

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  14. What gets me is that the ENTIRE look is always on point! It is basically a given that your clothes will always be FAB, but head to toe is always styled perfect but still unique. It looks effortless but I'm sure it takes work! I know all of us are wishing we had your eye - one day, lol!

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  15. Hi Mimi, love the how you make the clothes look so awesome. You are my inspiration for sewing and I sew with much more confidance than before. I wanted to ask if you find a fabric that you like but don't have a yet an idea what will you sew, would you just get like 2yds? Thanks for taking your time to share with us, all those great projects.

    Adriana

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  16. Hello Mimi,

    You have inspired me to make my own clothes!! I want to thank you for having this blog and showing us how to make beautiful clothes!! Hope we can have a sewing event sometime on the East Coast!!! Again Thank you!!

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  17. Hi MiMi, How much fabric does this pattern require?

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.