Thursday, December 26, 2013

DIY Plaid Blazer & Skirt + Pattern V8601 Giveaway!


Hi Darlings!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you got everything you wished for. Most importantly I hope you took a moment to be thankful for the people in your life. Today I am spending time with the family but wanted to share my finished jacket. I had a little panel of plaid left over so I made a matching skirt lol! good way to use those scraps. My plaid boucle fabric can be found HERE & HERE in another color way. (make sure to use the coupon MIMI10)

The jacket pattern may look familiar because it's the same one I made and reviewed HERE. The pattern is out of print and almost impossible to get anymore but I have one extra size 8-16 that I will be giving away!!! Leave a comment below to enter and I will pick a winner on Monday!

If you don't follow me on Instagram you probably didn't see the construction pics I posted as I was going along. If you'd like to see them follow me @mimigstyle


DIY Blazer & Skirt / Steve Madden Booties HERE 
Plaid Coating Boucle Fabric HERE & HERE 







169 comments:

  1. Love! I received a sewing machine for Christmas and will be making the pencil skirt for my first project! You are my inspiration!

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  2. Mimi, you have such great vision when it comes to style! LOVE your work! Your charm and passion for what you do is very contagious!! Keep it coming!!! <3

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  3. This is such a cute outfit. You have such great style!

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  4. Plaid in front and solid color in back. I have never seen this approach done on a skirt. It's ingenius!!!!

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  5. that would be great for my new, more business than casual, job!

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  6. I found you on Pintrest earlier in the year, and I'm hooked. Love the color chose of fabric.

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  7. Please enter me! I love that pattern and would really like to have it! Thanks!

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    1. NESHELLE HENDERSONJanuary 7, 2014 at 10:15 PM

      HI THIS IS VERY PRETTY AND DIFFERENT I WOULD LIKE TO BE ENTERED TO WIN THIS OUTFIT BECAUSE I THINK I WOULD LOOK NICE IN IT LIKE YOU

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  8. I just love plaids! and this with the black back on the skirt is super stylish!

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  9. Please enter me! :-D

    I'm learning to make things from scratch and I would love more patterns!

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  10. pick me! pick me! please oh please pick me!! I have been in love with this pattern forever and cannot find it anywhere aside from private sellers who want retail price.

    I have followed your blog forever and love your style. I am completely clueless as to what looks good and what doesn't so when in doubt, I log onto your blog to see what you are wearing and i try to copy it (try is the key word). The pattern would go to a good home!

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  11. I have tried to find that pattern as well, hope to win LOL. I Hope to win that pattern!

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  12. Loveeeee this look!! I just got a sewing machine for Christmas and I'm excited to get to work!

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  13. I would love get the pattern that you are going to give away you have inspired me to start sewing again. Thank you.

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  14. Love your outfit! Pls enter me in the pattern giveaway!

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  15. Hey Mimi, I love your entire blog, you are a big inspiration, I love your passion and determination, I would love to meet you one day. Like yourself I went to fashion school for one year and left as I didn't feel I was gaining anything (not to mention the huge tuition fee it cost) and pretty much self taught myself how to sew along with a few 10week courses here and there, not forgetting all of the trial and errors I encountered. I am from London, and I hope you pick me for the pattern give away as I would love to make that jacket with some lovely Chanel tweed fabric I have at my work place (yes I work in a fabric shop and yes I buy fabric non stop to a point where I have no more storage left and would love for you to visit UK so I can take you to all the fabric shops as I know them all lol)

    Loresha

    www.fashionandfabrics.tumblr.com

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  16. Oh I sooooooo need this look!!! I can't wait to crack out my brand new overlock!

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  17. love it! Just got a sewing machine for Christmas and I'm ready! Really hope to receive this pattern, that would be a blessing to my life! :-) Happy holidays to your family!

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  18. Love your style and this pattern!

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  19. OMG Where do I began!!!! I ♥ you, your talents, your style, grace & modesty. Most importantly I so♥♥ this outfit/look ! It is me all the way, I am a businesswoman & it doesn't get more Professional than this Mimi.. My god u really outdone yourself with this one :) hands down. Please Oh please enter me in this giveaway ?!? *Fingers crossed*

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  20. Mimi, I'm always looking forward to see what you're going to post next.

    Happy Holidays,
    Folliclephile

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  21. I love your style!! Super cute!! I'd kill that pattern!!

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  22. Fabulous I so love this Mimi. I would be the happiest person in the whole of Leeds if you pick me :-)

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  23. Too cute!! Pick me Pick me! I need this pattern in my life girl!!!

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  24. Please enter me for the drawing! I've been trying to locate this pattern for quite some time.
    Thanks

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  25. I do love the fit-N-flare of this jacket! you are so great an inspiration j63pup@yahoo.com

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  26. Please enter me in the drawing. Just recently started sewing after along absence from sewing....in other words life started happening. This would be a great pattern for me to sew up for the unpredictiable weather in Texas.

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    1. also have the perfect hunter green/ivory houndstooth fabric to use with this pattern. Already have a vision....thanks for your inspiration!

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  27. Love! I have been searching for that pattern ever since I saw the post with the black/white floral fabric.

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  28. I have tons of fabric and tons of ideas. You truly inspire me to get better at my craft! Thanks for all your hard work!

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  29. Is it open for everyone? I discovered your blog recently and I love it! Greetings from Holland!

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  30. I love it: the perfect fit, I love how you were so creative with using the scraps in the skirt excellent job!

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  31. This is HAUTE!! Can't wait to get my sewing machine and get started.. You are truly an inspiration.

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  32. Love this outfit and the colors. I am now inspired to purchase a sewing machine and start making my own clothes. Keep on being an inspiration to all.

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  33. Hi Mimi! I love you!!! I told my hubby I wanted a sewing machine for Xmas and I told him to google you because you would know which one to get. lol

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  34. It never occurred to me to use the extra fabric in that way. Is the back knit? Will you post construction progress anywhere else? I don't have Twitter or Instagram.

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  35. mimi yessss! I have been looking for this pattern, and could only find the larger size. Thought I could scale it down and then decided that was a task I was not ready for.. You look amazing as always!

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  36. I just started following you yesterday and I LOVE everything you've done. I've already told my husband that I want a sewing machine. Thanks for the inspirations!

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  37. I absolutely love this...Mimi your talents just don't end. Great job :-).

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  38. I love the jacket but can i use a different fabric?

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  39. I would love to win this pattern! You are definitely my sewing inspiration!

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  40. Hi there! Love love your style! You give me so many ideas! Keep up the good work on your helpful site. I'm loving it!

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  41. I love the outfit. It looks great. You have been a great inspiration!!! Keep it coming!!!

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  42. You inspire me too sew!!

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  43. Adorable...I hope I win so I can try the jacket.Looks terrific on you...

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  44. Love how you used the leftover fabric for the skirt.

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  45. Happy holidays Mimi and family! You make me feel like I can make everything you can make.....LOL. Mimi rock!

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  46. Yes! I really want to make that blazer!! lol!!

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  47. I don't think that my first entry processed. The page crashed. Anyways, Mimi, I love the look. As always you look awesome! Please enter me in the pattern jacket give away!!! Here's wishing you a Happy upcoming New Year!

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  48. I absolutely LOVE this! I would even reverse the skirt for another look!!!

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  49. Wow ..... This little plaid number looks great on u

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  50. Already commented on Facebook but I absolutely LOVE this. I mean
    LOVE.

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  51. Oh la la! I have been searching for this OOP pattern since the last time you made it. I'd love to make this beauty.

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  52. You have such an awesome sense of style; you've made me a fan - I'll be SURE to stop back soon & often! :)

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  53. Jennifer ThreadfordDecember 26, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    I love this pattern. It looks great on you. When I first saw the black and white one I instantly went out to find it and looked for about two months but couldn't find it. You have inspired me to begin sewing. Thank you.

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  54. You look stunning in both of your versions. I would love to have the opportunity to win a copy of this pattern.

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  55. Love the look. You always make the best fabric and color choices and are truly an inspiration. Please enter me for the pattern giveaway. I have been trying to find it for the longest, but it is no longer available in Joann's and I was told by an employee at Joann's that even if they have extras left of a pattern once it becomes OOP, they pull them from their cabinets.

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  56. Haven't set at a sewing machine in ages...but would love to get back to it again! Love this outfit!

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  57. I love this and would love to have the pattern! Happy New Year!

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  58. Hey love all of your looks and would love to win your giveaway!! I've wanted to learn to sew for years and following you has truly made you and your creations my sew-spiration lol!!

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  59. Fabulous! As usual, you took this pattern to another level, Lady!

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  60. I would love this pattern. We pretty much have the same taste in patterns and I've been looking through my stash and I don't have this one....:(

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  61. I have been looking for that pattern since your first post with that beautiful jacket and have not been able to find it anywhere! Please enter me in your giveaway.

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  62. omg...i love your sense of fashion...you got me going in the garage and digging up my mothers old sewing machine.....love it....oh yeah nice hair cut too

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  63. Mimi you are such an inspiration. I started sewing at the age of 39 because of you! I did the free sewing tutorial you made with the Simplicity 2314 pattern and I have been sewing every since! I love your sense of style!

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  64. Love this outfit, especially, the jacket!

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  65. 2014 Marks the start of my new quest....sewing. Love your style. You are my mentor

    Thank you for sharing you....

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  66. Great choice of fabric for this outfit! It looks great!

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  67. Omg, this is gorgeous I would love to have one of these !!!!!

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  68. Love love this outfit!!!! I'm ready to sew....����

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  69. Was introduced to you by a friend. You definitely have a great sense of style!

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  70. My daughter has the curves to wear this! You keep me sewing! Great outfit!

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  71. OK Mimi, you had me at PLAID!!!! Great construction and use of scrap pieces. (who-da-thunk-it----well, you did!!) Hope I win :o)

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  72. Mimi, I can't keep up with you! Everything you post I want make! I will have to quit my job and sew full time. Lol! Or just keep sewing to get better and faster. Both of my grandmothers had a hand in teaching me how to sew. One of them was a professional seamtress but is gone now. Thanks for reawakening my passion for sewing.!

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  73. I love your outfit and especially the jacket. A while ago my girlfriend told me about your website and because of you I have been inspired to get back to sewing. Me and my girlfriend schedule one Saturday each month to meet up and sew all day. Our last session started at 10AM and ended at 2:30am. Our next project after the first of the year is your blazer tutorial. We can't wait.

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  74. That plaid is awesome, and I would be so happy to win that pattern! I love what you did with left over material in the skirt!

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  75. I've been searching for that pattern for a year. I love all your outfits!!

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  76. Hello. Love the outfit and you look great as always. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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  77. Love love this outfit! Please enter me!

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  78. I just received my machine for my birthday (which is tommorrow 12/27) i am already addicted

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  79. HOT! Love the entire outfit. You outsewed yourself!

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  80. Love the entire look....have been searching for this oop pattern thanks to the inspiration you have provided. God bless.

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  81. First things first - Seasons Greetings Mimi to you and yours and to everyone reading and following her post. May God Bless Everyone!!!! Giving thanks and praises.

    I have always loved that riding jacket pattern and I would love to enter to win the giveaway...whoop whoop. Here is a plea also to the Vogue officials you need to have pattern downloads makes it easier to acquire patterns we love.

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  82. I just "found" you this morning and am thrilled to see someone sewing garments that are "edgy" without being over the top. Very flattering fit.

    Barb

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  83. All this time I didn't know you design and make clothes. Outfit is cute would love to rock that at work

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  84. Me Want this! lol

    Wade
    errt2002@aol.com

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  85. Girl, you make sewing look so effortless! I am getting my 1st sewing machine in a few days, and apart from watching Project Runaway and having tons of ideas in my head, I have never really sewed. Hopefully I could be as good as you one day!
    You look fab!

    Linda
    mom_of_elijah@hotmail(dot)com

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  86. Your blog is a REAL INSPIRATION for me... You're gorgeous and talented !!!

    http://afrogenik.blogspot.co.uk/

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  87. I love this outfit! I'd love that pattern, I've been looking EVERYWHERE!

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  88. MIMI I love it I want to make this the the sewing gawds are happy WERK.......

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  89. This is amazing, you are such an inspration to us all. Love your work & your spirit

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  90. WOW It took some scrolling to get down here, lol. The first time I saw that blazer I fell in love! I've wanted to make a houndstooth blazer for my sister for ages because she is in LOVE with that patterned fabric. I hope, if I win, that I can alter the pattern down to her size...

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  91. Love the look - and the skirt is brilliant!

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  92. This is such an amazing look!!! Flattering, fun, and professional all at the same time!!! : ) Love Mimi G fashion ICON!!!!

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  93. I loved your first version of this jacket, but this one is just wow! It looks great paired with your skirt for a really fun suit. I would love a chance to win this pattern (and it looks like I'm not nearly the only one, lol). Thank you so much for the generous giveaway chance!

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  94. MimiG #shedidthat #shewon

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  95. Pattern since rare . I love to have it. Would make a plain.

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  96. I would love to have the pattern since you made it so beautifully and it is no longer available.

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  97. Please enter me into the giveaway. I would love to have it - love the style, plaid - would look great in leather or faux leather. Thank you for inspiring me to go back to sewing...an enjoyable stress reliever for me!

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  98. Short & Sweet> You are one of my fashion inspirations! It would be an honor to wear one of your exclusive pieces as I host my next show or just for a special event. This pattern is so me! Good Luck to all and whoever wins, pay it forward (-; Stacey G.

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  99. This is awesome. I would love to win this pattern the blazer styling and fit is so me!

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  100. I would like to enter this giveaway. I love looking at your combinations and I just purchased the V1250 pattern. I think this jacket would look great with it. I hope I win!

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  101. Mimi - you have breathed new life into the world of sewing and got me reacquainted with my sewing machine after many years. Thank you!! I would be very appreciative of winning this pattern as I am teaching my Daughter how to sew (to pass on this tradition) and she truly loves this jacket. Many thanks for considering us. xo

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  102. I love your work, I want to start sewing now.

    xoxox
    Carmelle B

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  104. Happy Holidays to you and your family!! You have been a very big inspiration for my niece and me but my niece does not sew but her style has changed since she has been following you on instagram. I have been trying to get my hands on that pattern for the past year - I have done many on-line search's, visited many fabric stores in my area and out of my area. My niece loves that pattern and that's why I have been searching high and low for it because now she is showing interest in sewing and wants to make that outfit and I would love to make that outfit for myself but with pants instead of a short skirt because I am older. It would be great if I could win that pattern so we can start to sew together now that I have two machines.

    xoxo
    Evelyn B.

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  105. I would love love love that blazer! As always I am impressed with your ability to look beyond the envelope and make such cute pieces.

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  106. This look is fantastic! I would really loved to try to do my own!

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  107. I absolutely love that look. Wonderful job. You are truly an inspiration!

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  108. Pick MEEEEEEEE!! LOL. I love this jacket, not to mention this blog. Inspiration every time I visit.

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  109. Please enter me! I love love this blazer and would like to rock my own!

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  110. this looks like a great pattern to use with the blazer tutorial I purchased!

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  111. Absolutely gorgeous! Please enter me. I can't wait to show my daughter the type of style you have as this is a career path she has chosen as well. Thanks!

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  112. I followed your construction of this blazer on IG and love the end results. You def are an inspiration and have inspired me to get back to sewing. Can't wait to try out your pencil skirt tutorial!

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  113. Love it! You do great work. Thanks for sharing.

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  114. Oh how I pray that I am the winner of your pattern giveaway :) I have fabric that I have been saving for years and I think it would be just awesome with this jacket pattern. The pattern is too cute. Would love to make for myself and my daughters. Thanks for all of your helpful links and inspiration that you give in every department :) Not only sewing & fashion, but also excercise, skin care & makeup. Along with organizing closets etc. Your helpful tips are something I look forward to reading and I always follow your blog and website. My email is as follows if I am chosen as the winner: debbiezaura@ca.rr.com Thank you for your consideration Mimi. :)

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  115. Mimi your style is awesome!!!! You have given me the inspiration to step into sewing world. I would love to be entered into your contest. I look forward to your next glam piece.

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  116. I love your style and blog. Your the reason I started sewing so thank you for being a inspiration for me

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  117. Mimi, I would love to see you do a tutorial on the blazer or since you already have a blazer tutorial, how to do the bottom of the blazer?

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  118. UH-MAZINGGG!!! You never dissapoint my darling! Im crossing my fingers, legs and eyes for this pattern. (wait not my eyes, they might get stuck and babygirl don't want that over a pattern lol) Just enter me to win already !!! xoxo

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  119. I love this! And I need/want that blazer pattern too! LOL

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  120. I really LOVE what you have created with this pattern and I Need and would absolutely LOVE to own it!!!!

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  121. Love the look. Would love to get my hands on that pattern! Thanks Mimii

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  122. Your styling is such an inspiration - I discovered you not long ago, and have been slowly but surely getting back into sewing. Would love to have this pattern - love the colorway!
    From Arly back East!

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  123. Love the jacket! You are such an inspiration.

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  125. Mimi the Marvelous- One of the biggest inspirations on why I started sewing. Love the outfit. I'm slowly building my skills and confidence thanks for planting the seed and watering it.

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  126. Omg!! I love plaid!! So sexy sheek and GIRLY!! Im a newbie and Im so excited to start my FIRST project!! I hope someone that really needs it gets it!! Peace *Mimi G 2 finger duecesssss*

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  127. Also entering the giveaway... love this ensemble on you Mimi! You're rocking it like always

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  128. I love your style. I am new to sewing and hope to learn a lot from you.

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    1. Please, please, please, oooohhhhh please pick me, lol!!!

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  129. Cute blazer, I would love the pattern!

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  130. I would love to win this pattern. Love the blazer. Mimi you are so inspirational.

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  131. I'll take a chance. Maybe 160 is my lucky number

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  132. Mimi, you are one amazing and generous young lady. May God continue to Bless you!

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  133. I love the black and plaid. You're rocking this outfit. This would look so good on me at church. Praise be! Please enter me.

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  135. You continue to be such an inspiration! I loved this pattern since the 1st blazer!

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  136. Mimi G (Go Get it Gal and make it then G STYLE IT ) I love ur blog and creations. Been admiring you from a far. I thank you humbly for sharing your techniques and style. You are WONDERFUL!
    Love your look and aim to sew as well as u Please consider me for this pattern give away you are my inspiration. And looking forward to create and style 4 2014.

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  137. I love this outfit! I am a young professional and I am also looking for trendy things that I can wear to the office.

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  138. I love this, especially the plaid and the jacket. You could make it into a tuxedo look, use leather on the sleeves....I would love to have this pattern. Please enter me into the giveaway!

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.