Monday, February 17, 2014

DIY Flounce Dress + Pattern Review B5985



Hi Darlings!

I am running a little late with today's post because I woke up a little under the weather and had a slow start to my day. I also made a very big decision today and so my mind has been in a million places (a wonderful decision). I am also so excited to announce that I am already SOLD OUT! for the 3rd Annual Mimi G Sewing, Fashion & Style Conference 2014! In less than 3 days we are not only sold out but OVER SOLD so I am in the midst of getting a larger space, lol!

Today's dress has been in the making for some time but I just hadn't gotten around to finishing it. The fabric is part of that same fabric I used for the Lil Green Dress and my Leggings/ Workout Tutorial. It is very similar to a neoprene which I have been using for months before it hit the runways, it is such a fun fabric to work with and very forgiving!

DIY Dress Pattern HERE / Fabric HERE / Steve Madden Heels HERE (on sale)

Pattern Description: B5985 (on sale for $2.99 right now)

Pattern Sizing: I cut the smallest size which is a 6 but it was still huge before I did any fit adjustments.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, this dress is really simple to put together.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I did not like the pattern envelope but I could see beyond it so I figured I would give it a shot.

Fabric Used: Athletic Spandex (very similar to neoprene) found HERE **Use code PRESIDENT20 for 20% OFF)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I had to grade it down a significant amount. I removed almost 4" of ease in the skirt and 2.5" of ease on the bodice. I shortened view A by 4" because the longer below the knee was not a good look for me.

Would you sew it again? No I only need of these but it is a nice and easy dress to make.










28 comments:

  1. Wow Mimi, I think I remember when you said you were going to hook this pattern up. I could not imagine what you could do with it because the pattern envelope picture is soooo bad. But wow! This is beautiful!!! You really did your thing with it. Great job as always. Love the hair too! - Charlene

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  2. Wow, that looks amazing! Great job, congrats on sell out, that my anniversary week so it pained me not to buy a ticket! Continued success and God bless you and family!

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  3. Love this dress! You're gonna make me buy a sewing machine and make this!

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  4. Beautiful!, what type of sewing machine do I need to get started!

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  5. OMGoodness! I'll be buying this pattern ASAP! and I can't even sew (yet)!

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  6. Stop the PRESS.. Mimi G is in the building.. :)

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  7. Mimi is going to have me in the poor house!!! LOL!!!

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  8. Can a use a knit fabric with this instead?

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  9. Wow! It doesn't look anything like the dress on the envelope. How did you see past that and make something so modern???? I am going out this week to pick up this pattern :)

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  10. pretty! nice fabric and great fit. the flounce is a great touch.

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  11. I remember when you posted this pattern and said it had potential. Everything I came across it, I always wondered: "I wonder how Mimi will mix and rock this one? Needless to say, you hit it out of the park! It's so sassy!

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  12. I want to save this pattern on my Pinterest sewing board. I already subscribe to you on Pinterest. Question: would you mind if I spliced together the pic of you that says "Flounce, Animal Print" with the pic from the Butterick pattern so that I know that this looks great once it's made, not like the pic on the pattern?

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  13. Your version of the dress needs to be the cover for the pattern. Very cute.

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  14. Incredible. I never would have given this pattern a second look. Love the print, love the fit, love it all!

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  15. Great work Mimi, you brought life to this pattern. I would not have looked at this pattern twice at the store. Keep up the great work and continue to inspire us with your awesome talent.

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  16. Gorge dress on u ..... Love the new shorter hair

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  17. I ordered this pattern because it looked so good on you. What kind of fabric did you use? and what did you line it with? Thanks

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  18. Since you are getting a larger space coukd tgere possibly be more spaces available. I've already bought my plain ticket to come.and reserved a place to stay. Had planned on buying my ticket thus Thursday :(
    Desperate please!

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  19. Mimi You look fabulous . I am 5'10 and I am learning to sew, but I am not sure on how to get started and what to sew. Also if by chance you get a larger space will there be more tickets available? Due to the fact that I have wanted to attend your event but due to me being deployed with my military unit during those time I wasn't able to do so.

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  20. Wow, looks gorgeous!! I took my first sewing class since Jr. High which was like 16 years ago. I can't wait to try and make clothes.

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  21. Mimi, Butterick needs to give you much props...You made that Holly Hobby dress on that pattern look like a million bucks. Looking forward to seeing you at your conference...Registered and reservations made...

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  22. That dress is meant for a night of dancing. Beautiful.

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  23. Im gonna make to make this for my birthday!

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  24. Can someone please make this for me. ..Thanks

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  25. Wow Mimi that looks wonderful. Can you do a diy using a plus soze model, it's still hard to translate for me. Thx

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  26. I have become addicted to your page. You have an amazing eye and are very talented. Keep up the awesome work and I'll keep following!

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mimi g.