Tuesday, September 17, 2013

OOTD: DIY Wrap Dress w/ Leather Sleeves


Hi Darlings!

I am going to start by saying THANK YOU! The voting for the InStyle Social Media Awards ended on Sunday and I won. You guys are always so supportive of me and I appreciate you all.  Yesterday was my first DIY tutorial posting on the Michael Levine blog and it was a huge success. I have already started planning the next project.

Today's look is the wrap dress I finished last week. The hubby has been pretty busy so I hadn't been able to take pics in it until today.  I used my favorite wrap dress pattern by Kwik Sew #3489  and just squared off the front wrap, I am not a fan of the rounded front. The fabric is from Michael Levine and it is gorgeous. I have also used this pattern to make THIS dress which I posted and reviewed in January.

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Pattern: KS3489 / Fabric: Black & Blue Print / Leather Hide: Black







Dress: DIY (similar) HERE / Shoes: Steve Madden (similar) HERE / Necklace & Earrings: Charming Charlie / Watch: MK HERE 

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    1. I love this dress and I just LOVE your hair cut!! Fab as always

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  2. Hey Mimi -

    Congrats on your win! So happy for ya! Your "darlings" are here for you!
    Grea dress and the jewelry and shoes complement it very well!

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  3. Great job as always. And it gives me ideas on what to do with some leftover faux leather I have! ;-)

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  4. That dress is Fierce... its my favorite style. .. must make one with faux leather sleeves.

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  5. Love this dress. The wrap dress always a classic, but the sleeves most definitely makes it trendy.

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  6. nice!! Very nice accent to the dress.

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  7. Holy hotness, you just took the wrap dress to a whole new level. That dress is pure awesomeness, and you make the dress look even hotter, fabulous!

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  8. Mimi...classic style...do you use a lining with your wrap dresses?

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    1. I didn't for this one because the fabric is a good weight.

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  9. Love that you added leather. I bet this would be nice in a full-length version. I'm going to try it but first can you tell me how you determined the square off measurements?

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    1. I didn't use any, I just made it a straight line down and across ;-)

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  10. you know wha???

    geez louise....that is toooooo sharp

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  11. OMG!!! I usually take inspiration from you styles but try not to copy your exact garments...BUT BAY-BAY (in my New Orleans bred accent) This dress is Da' BOMB!!! I just ordered the same fabric and I believe that I have this same Qwik Sew pattern. This will be the next dress I make for myself! WOW-OH-WOW!!!

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  12. Love the leather sleeves. Huge congrats on the win!! I knew you'd get it...you're too fabulous not to. (^_^)

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  13. So happy you won. Congrats. This dress is killer. Boy you can take a pattern and make it look like it came straight from a boutique. I want to be like you when I grow up....lol.

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  14. Ok, I'm buying a sewing machine for my bday next month. If you need me, I'll be in my new sewing room all winter trying to make something happen, lol.

    You are SO inspiring!

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  15. LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress! It's definitely a show stopper.
    Congratulations on your win! You deserve it.

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  16. Darn it, the fabric is already sold out!

    Congratulations on the win. I cannot even count the number times I voted for you.

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  17. Lovely wrap dress. I just in love with d colour combo

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  18. Love the dress. The leather sleeves takes it over the top.

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  19. Gorge dress... Congrats on your win

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  20. You amaze me how you constantly breathe new exciting life into otherwise bland patterns. Well done, once again Mimi.

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  21. God has bless you in soo many ways. In return you have given us hope to sew on. Keep paying it forward girl. This is New Orleans talking to ya! God Bless.

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  22. This is gorgeous, love it! Ok I see now the sleeves are leather, don't know how I missed that detail over on PatternReview.

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  23. Love this dress! Congrats on your win...I got to vote twice! :)

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  24. Usually I do not like wrap dress. But this dress is sharp and edgy. It's just prefect. Thanks for changing it up.

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  25. I am truly excited to see a wrap dress that is sharp and edgy all at once. I have never liked a wrap dress the way you have changed it up made me want one.

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  26. Wow this is lovely!!!

    www.fabulousperks.blogspot.com

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  27. Congratulations on your win Mimi! I'm so proud of all you've accomplished and look forward to everything you'll accomplish in the future. You're a great inspiration so thank you for sharing your phenomenal talents with us!

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  28. i love this dress i am going to make this dress for myself were did u get the shoes and the necklace set

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xoxo
mimi g.