Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DIY Little Green Dress & Belt + Franken-pattern Info





Hi Darlings!!

I am keeping it short and sweet today. I used two different patterns to make the little green dress which is always fun to do because it gives you a chance to look beyond the envelopes and be creative.

I used the bodice of V8815,minus the peplum of course, and I used M6842 View A for the skirt. I lengthened the the bodice by 1" and then sewed the bodice together and sleeves, then the skirt and joined them at the waist. It was super simple and worked like a charm. The only few adjustments I needed to make were at the waist. The thing I love most is my self covered belt! They are so easy to make if you have some belting and a covered buckle kit. Sometimes having a fabric covered belt just makes the sewn garment look even more fab!

I made the dress out of a Kelly Green Athletic Spandex that I seem to be obsessed with. I even told Regina at Michael Levine to save me every color that comes in. It's almost like an amazing light weight scuba fabric that holds it shape like no other, I love it!! shoot for a second I almost hated sharing LOL!!! don't buy it all up! but if you do buy don't forget to use my coupon "mimi10"

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DIY Dress & DIY Belt / Steve Madden Heels HERE / Express Necklace (old)

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DIY Dress

DIY Dress

DIY Green Dress

DIY Green Dress




101 comments:

  1. Love it! Love it! Love it! Ordering fabric RIGHT NOW!!! You've done it again Mimi. You are rocking that dress. Simply lovely.

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  2. This dress is fab....love! Please add this to stitched9....that green is everything.

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  3. How many yards did you use?

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  4. I wish my butt wasn't so big. Short stuff like that I would have to put leggings on with it. But that is very very cute. I might still try to do it and see what I can pull off. And green is my favorite color.

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    1. Thanks sweets, you can make view B of the skirt as it is much longer ;-)

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  5. Hi Mimi -

    Love your creativity! It's awesome! Very cute dress - great job lady!

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  6. Cute as always, Mimi. Is that fabric like a double knit? I'm thinking it would look like nice as straight leg pants. I can never find the right fabric for that.

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    1. Gracias Jenny! Yes it would work for that.

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  7. So Cute... just wondering if leggings in that same material be just as flattering with the "little green" dress.

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    1. YES! I have made several leggings in this material. It is the same material from the workout tutorial leggings i had on.

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  8. Love this outfit...Thank you for giving me another way of looking at patterns. Never would have thought to mix and match them. What a great way to get the outfit I really want....Thanks for all your inspiration and sharing your talent.

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  9. OMG, this dress is soooo cute. I love the fabric you chose.

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  10. This is gorgeous as usual, but dang it Mimi I am frustrated with you! Could you please post something that those of us with stacked figure 8 shapes can wear (by that I mean an 8 on top of an 8 lol). I had a flat stomach until I turned 40 and then I looked down and couldn't see my feet! something a bit less figure following please. In the mean time I am doing crunches like a demon!

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    1. I don't think we can expect Mimi to make and wear things that aren't her style and items that show off her banging figure is definitely part of her signature look.

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  11. Oh yeah, Mimi....that's you all day. Love that color!!

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  12. Love Love Love...could you do a tutorial of the belt:-)

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  13. Gorgeous color and love the leopard print heels! I'm never going to make it to your sewing convention, I'm going to spend all my money on patterns and fabric!

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  14. Do you sell items? If so, is this included? Do you do custom sizes?

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    1. Dont do custom work doll but anything I have that is made for purchase gets put on http://stitched9.bigcartel.com

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  15. Mimi, I wish... I gotta hit the gym harder...lol

    - Dee

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  16. Always so pretty and well put together Mimig

    www.jayla31.blogspot.com

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  17. I love this! I have been wanting to make this exact dress but didn't have a good bodice pattern! I can't wait to try this myself. I have made the skirt before and yours looks a bit different. Did you top stitch most of the seams? Also could you tell me what sizes in the bodice and skirt you used?

    Thank you! Love ya girl!

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    1. I did, I top stitched the seams of the flounce to make them stand out more. I cut the smallest size (don't remember) but still had to remove a lot of excess.

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  18. very nice, and you look GREAT in it!

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  19. Yes. Yes & Yes! This is one of my favorites of 2014. The craftsmanship and detailing is off the charts here Mimi. I love everything about this dress and look. Work it!!!!

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  20. This is BAD Mimi! Bad as in so good! Love love love it!

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  21. This is so cute!!! I love all of your stuff!!! :D I am starting a sewing challenge as well. Thanks for posting!!
    www.intotheaugustred.wordpress.com

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  22. Can this be sewn by hand or is a sewing machine required?

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  23. I cant even take it.. Im so tired of stalking you... wait, no Im not...

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  24. This is such a cute little dress and you look great in it!

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  25. I love this. And your right, it's so flattering.
    Www.Polishedbrand.blogspot.com

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  26. Great job as usual! Does this have a zipper?

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  27. Great job as usual! Does the dress have a zipper?

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  28. I swear the big 4 need to put you and Erica B on their envelopes to give these patterns LIFE!!! LOVE this!!!!

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  29. Did you have to do anything special to the material, like with knits where you have to wash and serge?

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  30. Beautiful dress, very girlie! How can I go about getting one made by U?

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  31. You Slay!! me Mimi!! Fantastic again!

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  32. I LOOOOOVVVVVEEE IT����! Please bring this selection with you to ATL on Sunday������

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  33. girrrrrrllllll..........oooooooooo kill'em!

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  34. ok mimi, I HOPE THERE IS A TUTORIAL COMING. IM READY TO BUY!

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  35. I've read your blog from beginning to end. I love this dress, the colour, the fabric everything looks amazing on your. Your a skilled woman and inspire me as I also sew. Hurry up and come to London!!!!! :-)

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  36. Hello Mimi, I am new to your blog, and I love it. Because of you and the other woman I am ready to try sewing again. I agree with everyone you are rocking that dress. I hope you will be doing a tutorial for this outfit.

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  37. I love this. Seems simple. I have kids boutique and make kids clothes (simple dresses, pants and shorts) but I am scared to death to try sew something for me that you make. I feel like I haven't mastered my sewing skills yet amd scared to take that big leap. I did make your tshirt maxi dress onetime. Lol love your work. You are truly blessed and talented

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  38. So, you literally designed your own pattern. You go GIRL!!! I love that look.

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  39. I would like to start learning how to sew clothes and do embroidery. How do you know what is the best sewing machine to purchase?

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  40. Love.......LOve......LOVE!!!! BEAUTIFUL!

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  41. This is amazing. The fabric does look like a dream, I'm probably not going to find that where I am in Trinidad. I've only recently come across your blog, you're my 2014 inspiration!

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  42. I ordered this material ASAP because I already know it will be sold out if I wait.....lol

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  43. wow you have done it again. LOVE this look and the pattern. Now I gotta go get this pattern too. This would look awesome in that blue spandex also.

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  44. Okay I already have enough hobbies now you gave me another one lol. I truly love this look But the shoes Gurl where did you get the shoes they are HOT!!!

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  45. Miss lady: You Are FLAWLESS!!!!
    -Crystal

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  46. Love this color and style on you! You're always so cute! Congrats on your success!

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  47. Mimi !!! Is all I can say :)

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  48. You are doing it girl! I love this dress!! Please consider selling it on Stitched9...please:)

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  49. Beautiful. Oh - and your legs are EVERYTHING in this dress.

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  50. Is there a tutorial for this awesome dress? My daughter is just learning to sew and would love making this for me.

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  51. This dress Is amazingly gorgeous. I like how you think outside the box. Cant wait to get better at sewing so I can make great garments like you. You Rock!!

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  52. Mimi this is fab as usual.. My husband tells me you are my girl crush because I love everything about you.. :) Do you think this fabric would work well with the mini peplum dress?

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  53. Omg..this dress is darling on you! EVERYTHING you make looks absolutely adorable on you! I love your style!

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  54. This is beautiful will this dress be added to be sold on stiched9? If so I would like to have one.

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  55. I need to geta sewing machine and learn to sew that's to cute

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  56. Now I will have to buy the two patterns and the fabric...awesome job Mimi, as always!

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  57. Mimi did you interface the skirt at the waist like the pattern says or did you just connect it to top without the interfacing?

    Thanks

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  58. Un coucou de France où je découvre ton blog. Tes vêtements sont magnifiques, tout comme toi.
    Bravo !!

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xoxo
mimi g.