Monday, October 21, 2013

DIY Dress & Pattern Review B5950 + Blazer Lesson #2

Happy Monday Darlings,

Today is a glorious day and I have a lunch date with my daughter. We are going to eat and watch a matinee showing of Captain Phillips. I am also truly in love with my metallic dress! THIS FABRIC is just amazing and feels so good on. The metallic foil print is soft and stretches nicely. If you purchase the fabric HERE make sure to use my coupon code "mimi10"
 
DIY Metallic Knit Dress (similar) HERE / Zara Gold Heels (similar) HERE


Pattern: B5950 

Fabric Used: ITY Foil Print purchased HERE It is so fab and drapes like a dream. Make sure you use my coupon! "MIMI10"

Pattern Sizing: I cut the 8

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 pretty quick and easy dress to sew up. The instructions are clear and basic.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked the style of the dress and I knew it would look great in my fabric. Simple pattern for a stand out fabric. I did not use elastic in the waist as they suggested and just inserted the zipper. The fabric is a stretch knit but there is a waistline seam so pulling it on is not an option.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None other then my usual grading down, the pattern has a lot of ease.

Would you sew it again? Yes I think I may do it again at some point.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes ;-)


Lesson 2 of our 5 part series is uploading as I type. For all those who already purchased just log on this afternoon as you did before to see the new video. You can start along at any time and watch all the videos that have already been published. To sign up now and get a great BEGINNER course on constructing a Blazer sign up HERE You can read the blazer post and full details HERE if you are not up to speed.




33 comments:

  1. OOOOWWEEEEEE...NOW THAT'S A DRESS!! WORK IT MAMI!! If you wore this, walking down the streets in Brooklyn, this is what they'll be whistling. HA! Have a good day Mimi ;-)

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  2. Lovely dress! You look awesome as usual.

    SN: I am not a beginner but I am still enjoying the blazer course. You can always learn something from someone else and for me I am learning to be more efficient with time management. Apparently, I am learning that sometimes I work a little hard and not too smart when looking at how others put their garments together. With that being said, I think this course can be useful for intermediate sewers too.

    You are doing awesome! Keep up the work!

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing that!

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  3. Mimi this dress is all that. It really looks like a designer piece. The fabric is beautiful.

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  4. ...i feel like I missed where you said you got the pattern from :(

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    1. huh? the pattern is linked in the review

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  5. Hmmmmmmmm this dress may have to be purchased for Valentines Day

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  6. WOW Mimi youre a size 8,omg you are tinyyyyyyyyy but cute lol nice dress:)

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    1. Size 8 in most patterns is always big so I have to adjust. Pattern sizes are way different then ready to wear sizes. In stores I am a 3/4

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  7. Strikinkly beautiful dress. Wow.

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  8. Wow!! Mimi you look great and you are so creative with your patterns and fabrics. Stunning!!

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  9. This is GORG!!! How many yards of fabric will I need for a size 4-6?

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    1. 2 yards should do it. 1.5 might actually be enough but I added some length to mine.

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  10. STUN-NING. You just made me put my brownie down and hop on the treadmill

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  11. You look absolutely gorgeous in that dress! You're inspiring me to sew more!
    x
    www.more-than-one-love.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. BRAVO!!!! This dress is gorgeous and the fit is perfect as usual!

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  13. Awesome daytime and evening outfit. Mimi, I'd like to put in a request for a Harem Pants (with ankle cuffs) tutorial. Please, please?

    - Dee

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    1. Thanks, Mimi! Looking forward to it.

      - Dee

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  14. Harem Pants examples:

    http://tablet.hm.com/us/product/17197#article=17197-B

    http://tablet.hm.com/us/product/18304#article=18304-A

    - Dee

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  15. Mimi, this dress looks stunning on you! I really admire how you know what looks best on you and your ability to fit it to you perfectly. Perfection!

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  16. I came here from pattern review; this dress, with you in it, is stunning!

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  17. F@*% Mimi!!!!! U took it to another level!! U r so sexy in this dress. The dress is beautiful but u werk it cos ur body is SLAMMIN!!! x x xx

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  18. This is a dress every woman who has an "alter ego" should have in her wardrobe arsenal! It is FABULOUS! Great job Mimi! (And you have to have the body for it too!)

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  19. Hi Mimi,

    I am looking to make a dress similar to this with a higher neckline and backless. Do you have any suggestions to what pattern I use to make this or should I attempt to make my own pattern? Or should I do it in two pieces (top and skirt) and make it into a one piece? I am a beginner/intermediate sewer but new to patterns. Thank you for your help in advance.

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.