Friday, September 6, 2013

FLOTUS Inspired DIY Dress + GIVEAWAY!



Hi Darlings!

I was so excited to wear this dress because it's like my own little "tribute look" to our FLOTUS and her love of fit and flare dresses. I got the fabric when I was in NY and immediately thought of pairing it with New Look 6223 to create the look I was going for.

Below is my video review so please make sure you watch the whole thing so you can get the details on the  giveaway. Thanks to of my wonderful sponsors, Simplicity, and our very own Mimi G Style advertiser, Gorgeous Fabrics, I am giving away 3 YARDS of this AMAZING medium weight Georgette fabric and a copy of the pattern to one lucky winner!



HOW TO ENTER
Do one or more of the following

1. Leave a comment here for me telling how much you love my dress, LOL
2. "Like" New Look & Gorgeous Fabrics on Facebook (leave a little comment if you'd like)
3. Tweet the giveaway using hashtag #mimigstylegiveaway
4. Go to HERE and VOTE for me (again, yes...Thanks!) If you dont know what you are voting for click HERE to read my post.

I will announce the winner here on the blog on Monday 9/9










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119 comments:

  1. Mimi,
    I love this dress and your tutorial for it. I am learning alot from you and I have been sewing for 45 years.

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  2. I absolutely love this dress! And you wear the look so well, as always!

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  3. Mimi: I love this dress, among my top faves (I have said that a lot, I know) You never cease to impress me....great job!

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  4. You defo got that Mrs Obama style going on. You look gorgeous. That fabric is hot..-the flowers in it just brightens the material. Its compliments your skin-tone very well. I love that the accessories are kinda toned down to make the dress stand out. Stunning! :-)

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  5. now that is a very pretty dress! classy and love the pockets, like both sites and voted for you, very much worth it...
    hope you win you deserve it
    gracefaces@aol.com

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  6. Love it, Love it!!! Looks GREAT ON YOU!

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  7. Hi Mimi,

    I truly love your style!!
    And this dress is gorgeous...

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  8. That dress is fabulous!! I love the way you styled it too.
    I love the fabric and could definitely see myself in something like that. I also love how the pattern has a sleeve option.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  9. Btw...I voted for you (again) (^_^)

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  10. love the dress....modest AND sexy!!

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  11. This is gorgeous!! I hope I can get to make one for myself!

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  12. Love it. The fabric is pretty fab too. Rock on as always!!!. Be bold. Be fabulous. Be you!!!

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  13. I absolutely love the dress! I happen to have the FLOTUS pic saved in hope of making that dress someday!

    I hope I win :)
    you look gorgeous!

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  14. I totally love the dress, regardless of the giveaway or not! By the way, that pattern is adorable and the fabric is such a good choice. Perfect amount of sweetness, with your signature sassy jewelry! :)

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous, and the fabric is amazing!

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  16. I love love love this dress. Thank you for your time and blogs.

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  17. Mimi, this dress is amazing!! Giveaway or not, I LOVE the fabric and the style of it! It's totally the type of dress I go for when I need something a little fancy, typically I am in jeans and tanks! :) And it looks fabulous on you!!!

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  18. I love it!! I could see myself rocking each one of the views!

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  19. I love the dress pattern and the sensual professional look. The pattern has a calming feel to the eye, not overbearing. WOW is what I have to say to you and your choice. thanks for your tutorials

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  20. This dress is just classy. The dress as well as the accessories are designed for a lady who is dressed to impress! Beautiful.

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  21. I want to thank you for such a sensual professional design of pattern and fabric. It gives me the look I do admire and have in my wardrobe as a not only Michelle Obama, but a Marilyn Monroe look. As professional it helps to look and feel your best

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  22. I love your dress because your inner and outer beauty completely shines in it!!
    You better work Miss Mimi!!!

    No seriously, everything about this complete looks works for you!!! The shoes match perfectly with the flowers as well. One day when I grow up I hope hope I can be like you! :-)

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  23. Mimi -

    Girl you Rock! I love the everything about this outfit! I'm such a fan of "prints" and this was perfect for this pattern!Great job!

    Keep doing what you're doing - your "darlings" great appreciate it!

    Have a good weekend!

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  24. Nice, bright way to bring in Fall. :-). I also liked the two other face book pages as well :-). As usual, cute as a button. :-)

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  25. Hi Mimi! Love the dress! Very classy!

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  26. The dress is TDF!!! Love the fit, fabric and the way you styled it.

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  27. Classic and nice!

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  28. The dress is awesome. You never can go wrong with classic looks!

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  29. Da da da da da, Im lovin it. Gurl, U betta werk. Beautiful dress. I think I can.

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  30. That dress will be flattering on all body types. I look forward to making this dress. Even if I don't win. Have a great day!

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  31. My favorite cute of dress, you look great.

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  32. Super cute!!!! Need to make a few of these. Great look for a year around work look. Pair it with a blazer or cardigan for fall/winter months.

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  33. Very beautiful dress!
    tricia z
    reading1051 at yahoo dot com

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  34. Stylish and classy as always Mimi...your channel took me from ZERO TO HERO!!! KEEP 'em COMING!!!

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  35. You have been my inspiration to learn how to sew! I love this fabric and simply adore the pattern! I can see myself not only using this pattern for me but also making it for my mom!

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  36. Hey Mimi! Love the dress, it is so classic. I love the pattern and the pockets!!
    I re-posted your link for voting on my FB page. I hope it helps.
    Thanks

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  37. As always you did a wonderful job on this dress, I am so jealous. I actually have the perfect fabric for this dress (maybe I will try)

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  38. This dress is fab! So fab, I am currently online purchasing fabric and pattern. This is a must...yes...definite must.

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  39. Mimi, as usual you look amazing! I just voted and you are waaaay ahead with 64% voting for you. On a personal note, as someone who has been sewing for more than 50 years, thank you for showing people sewing can be chic and fun and it's not just for people who can't buy off the rack or little old ladies. Your encouragment is priceless and if just one person starts sewing and they help one person start, well...look what happens! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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  40. This dress has been constructed beautifully. Great work MiMi,! You are truly an inspiration.

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  41. I LOVE this look! Just makes me wish FLOTUS would wear heels, too! it looks so classy and elegant (I mean, of course she always looks GREAT - I just love heels!) - Kimberly

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  42. This is a simply gorgeous dress and I love the fabric and color combination. I also love the fact that it has pockets. Initially I didn't notice the ruching on the side. That gives it an A++. I also love that you chose the sleeveless option. Basically it's an all around amazing dress and you wear it well. Great accessories by the way.

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  43. I love this style of dress and the colors.

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  44. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this dress it looks gorgeous and very classy! That is some Beautiful fabric that you picked. I would like to get that fabric too! Too bad the dress won't look like that on me LOL. Fingers crossed hope to win but if not then I will still go out and buy this pattern cause it looks fabulous! well on you lol.

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  45. This dress has been constructed beautifully. Great work MiMi! You are truly an inspiration.

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  46. So retro. I love it. I am also a fan of side pockets. Stay inspirational!

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  47. I'm getting a sewing machine!! Yay! Soon I'll be making super cute dresses like yours, after the learning curve, of course :-).

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  48. This is gorgeous! Crossing my fingers that I win. :-)

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  49. Hi Mimi I just love your dress! I love the pattern the red dress with the sleeves i would make!!I just got a Dooney & Bourke bag that would go great with this dress. Thank You for sharing your Talent!

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  50. Great review,and beautiful fabric! I think this pattern was perfect for that fabric. Anne ALWAYS has amazing fabrics!I love the modifications you made, using gathers instead of pleats and adding the lining. I love New Look anyway, but I think you've inspired a future sew-a-long for this pattern! ;)
    BTW, lov'n the shoes and jewelry~perfect!

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  51. Another great creation! Thanks for the inspiration Mimi!

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  52. I have done all of the above, haha.
    I really do like this dress though, I love how it has a banded middle part to help accentuate the curves. Also the fabric you chose is so nice, and I really love how it has a pattern but that it's not an overbearing pattern. I love it! Great job!

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  53. I do love your dress Mimi; I made one similar and I love it...the pockets are what attracted me to the pattern...you look so pretty! :)

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  54. I absolutely love this style of dress. I have a lot of problems fitting dresses that I feel are appropriate for church that I like. I decided to learn to make my own clothes for this main reason. When I saw your post i feel in love with the dress and color. I would love for this to be my first major project. I really enjoy your channel. Continue your work you are truly a blessing to us all. Denishia

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  55. Love Fit and Flare! This is great!

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  56. Ok, Mimi. Just when I think you have made the cutest garment ever you turn around and make something even cuter! This is definitely among my favorite. I have been looking for a dress like this because I love Michelle Obama's style. I never would have thought that this pattern would fit the bill. Now that you have shown what can be done with it, I have to have it! Please pick me. I would take my time and make, mix and rock this dress in a way that you would be proud Mimi. Pleeease. I dont want to beg; but I am. LOL. You are the best and I love your blog. I have followed all of the other directions as well. Keep doing what you are doing. I appreciate all that you do. Take care. :)

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  57. Ok, Mimi. Just when I think you have made the cutest garment ever you turn around and make something even cuter! This is definitely among my favorite. I have been looking for a dress like this because I love Michelle Obama's style. I never would have thought that this pattern would fit the bill. Now that you have shown what can be done with it, I have to have it! Please pick me. I would take my time and make, mix and rock this dress in a way that you would be proud Mimi. Pleeease. I dont want to beg; but I am. LOL. You are the best and I love your blog. I have followed all of the other directions as well. Keep doing what you are doing. I appreciate all that you do. Take care. :)

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  58. I LOVE it!!! You have inspired my love of fashion to learn to sew it for myself!! I start my sewing class Thursday, 09/12!!! Our First Lady rocks and so do you!!!

    Marsha C.

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  59. Mimi, the dress is amazing and it's so funny because I just pick up that pattern...However, I didn't get any material I saw the pattern and thought this is really nice. I have been following you for about a month. I am so encouraged by your blogs, ideas and you tutorials. I talk to my husband about you like we are old friends. You are doing an awesome job and I'm so glad I found you. God bless and enjoy your weekend.

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  60. A beautiful dress!!! You look fabulous!!
    Thank you for entering me in the draw.

    Almeda :)

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  61. Mimi, I love the dress. You are my fashion inspiration and got me motivated to start sewing again. Love the entire look.

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  62. Hola,
    I love the dress!!!
    You have inspired me to learn how to sew.(newbie)
    Your tutorials have given me the confidence to keep sewing and as you alway say "buy it, make it, mix it and rock it"
    Thank you,
    Odalys Castro

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  63. As always, you look stunning in this dress! I love this classic style of pattern and fabric. I agree with you about pockets on dresses - I often add my own side seam pockets if the pattern allows!

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  64. Love the dress, love the fabric. I need this in my life.

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  65. Mimi I love this dress. The fabric is awesome. You really rock it!

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  66. Love the dress and the material you chose is perfect for it.

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  67. Love love love this dress. I voted again and you are winning by %65. Poor little tink tinks, bless their hearts lol.

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  68. Hello Mimi! Love this dress, very flattering, and I adore the material!
    Already like GorgeousFabrics-love Ann, don't you? I haven't sewn NewLook in a while, have to get this one.
    Your blog has a spirit all its own, and very inspirational.

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  69. OF COURSE you did it again and knocked it out of the park!!!!

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  70. Love the dress! I think the total look is amazing!

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  71. Hi Mimi,
    I've been lurking your fabulous blog for about 3 months now but too shy to say anything until now. Loooooooooove the fabric you chose as always and you inspire me to keep going even when I sometimes want to give up on sewing and throw my sewing machine out the window. Oh, and I voted for many times and will continue until it's over. Lisa.

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  72. Great dress! Picked up that pattern a couple of weeks ago at Joann's. Another winner!!!

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  73. OHHHHH,MIMI!! Okay....this is my favorite(today)! Adore fit and flare...Adore Michelle O and Adore you for printing such a gorgeous fabric to life.

    So blessed to be inspired!

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  74. This dress looks great on you, as well as ALL of your outfits.

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  75. What a great dress! I am going to have to try it out, thanks for th4e inspiration!

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  76. I seriously love everything about this dress. Perfect pairing of pattern and fabric...very pretty! Hope I win!

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  77. I am loving this dress on you! You look wonderful in this dress! I love this classic style of pattern and fabric. I voted several times for you and I "Like" the FaceBook pages.

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  78. Beautiful pairing...You've got mad skills, girl!

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  79. Love your dress. It looks great on you.

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  80. Love! Love! Love your flawless execution of this pattern!

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  81. I never win anything! But I love this dress, it will help me hide my gut and tame my hips! Love your style and your skills! Stay blessed and highly favored!

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  82. Hi Mimi. I love the fact that this dress does have pockets and is easy to wear for all body shapes. I recently started following you on Pinterest, and am so glad I did.

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  83. Very cute and classic. I would love to win the fabric as I am very timid when trying out new fabrics!

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  84. This dress is beautiful!!! Love that dress on you!!!

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  85. Mimi, Love this dress! gorgeous fabric, love the colors! Great job on this one, as well as every thing you sew. xo

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  86. I love the dress. It definitely says modest sophistcation. Thank you for the opportunity to win the pattern and this gorgeous fabric

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  87. Great work as always, I am going to take a sewing class because of you with hopes of one day making clothes for myself. So tired of falling in love with an outfit only to not be able to fit it. Ps. Love the dress!!!

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  88. Mimi, love the colors and the dress silhouette. I did not even know what FLOTUS was! Lol yes you definitely have her look down to a science, but where's her signature cardigan? Lol. I hope I win so I can show the plus sized girls they can rock this little number as well. Thanks for inspiring!

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  89. I love this dress, and blue is one of my favorite colores. Wonder if they have it in plus size as well.

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  90. I love your dress. It is so lovely. I love everything that you make and you are my sewing inspiration. I would love the opportunity to win the pattern and the beautiful fabric. Thanks for the opportunity and for your inspiring blog!!!

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  91. When I first saw the dress, I said "this is just my style!". This dress will work great for my tall stature and curvy hips. Must have, and by the way...you rocked the look as always! Can't wait to create it for my first dress project.

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  92. Very FLOTUS like. Very pretty, fresh, elegant outfit.

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  93. I don't have an account on FB or Twitter, but I just had to say how much I loved this dress anyway. Cute!

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  94. I love your style period!!! I'm not able to enter contest because i don't have any social accounts except Instagram but good luck to those who are and Mrs. Mimi thank you for blessing us with tutorials!

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  95. First, you look like my younger sister in your middle picture. So cute. Second, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the fabric. The fabric jumped out at me from the Youtube screen and I NEEDED to know what you had recently sewn. You are such a great online sewing teacher. I took a sewing class in high school which was aeons ago and my daughter took sewing in high school last year and did beautifully. My mother and mother in law were seamstresses, but not so much anymore. I'm the black sheep in the family. Because of you and your VLOG I now own a sewing machine. The dress shape looks like it flatters most body shapes and so I'd like to try this one out cuz I need all the help I can get. :D Wonderful Ms. Mimi G. Wonderful.

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  96. OMGdness! Fab fabric! I love dresses and skirts with side pockets too.

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  97. the dress is lovely, but i have not seen anything you have made thus far that i have not fallen in love with:) thanks to you i started working with a pattern ( i was petrified before, now im just scared..lol) its all cut now i have to just put it together :)

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  98. As always you've done it again! Absolutely love the pattern, never would have imagine something so simple becoming so beautiful. the fit is impeccable and you always pull the outfits together,. I take a lot from you, you are a true inspiration to me . Always look forward to seeing your post. Hope you win the In-style.com. Truly a fan of your creations!

    Pamela Terry

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  99. absolutely love love this dress and it is on my list to make.

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  100. I'm 76 years old and have been sewing for 60 years. This is one of the prettiest dresses I have EVER seen and I would wear it in a heartbeat.

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  101. I ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY FREAKING LOVE THIS DRESSS!!!!!! :-) YASSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE! Lol

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  102. Love the dress, fabric and styling. Very well done.

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  103. I jest started sewing last week and i enjoy every moment of it. I love this dress and i would like to stat broadening my fashion sense. I would love to challenge my sewing skills.
    Ericka Harrell
    ericka@seiu36.com

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  104. Made the dress it is awesome. I've asked previously about contact info for dress form. Is it possible to get that information???? Thanks, you are incredible, enjoy your blessings.

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  105. I have been sewing since I was 5, but stopped for a while do to my machine not working and not having the funds to fix it of get a new one. A friend of mind borrowed me her machine to fix some stuff for her but I am squeezing in all the projects I possibly can before I have to give the machine back.
    You have been so inspirational with your DYI and tutorials. I have a renewed love for sewing my own cloths. This dress would be a great addition to the projects that I am doing I love it and it is so simple yet elegant. Please please please keep up the good work and thank you so much for all you do...

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  106. I just love the the full skirts on dress, makes you feel so pretty. A fifties and modern
    look all in one. This dress says it all, love it.
    Jewels

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  107. Again another great outfit, god job Michelle Obamaish lol.

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  108. Gorgeous dress Mimi!!!!!! Love it and can't wait to try it!!!!

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  109. Hi Mimi, did we find out who the winner was? I know you are probably still celebrating your win and you so deserve it.
    Thanks in advance
    Iris

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  110. I know this giveaway has BEEN over, but it's one of my favorite reviews. I've been holding onto my pattern until I could find the perfect fabric. Now, I've got two fabrics (one for night and one for day play) to try this out on. Wish me luck!

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xoxo
mimi g.