Wednesday, February 5, 2014

DIY Temperley London Inspired Dress + Atlanta Pics!


Hi Darlings!!!!


I am back and exhausted, lol! what an amazing time I had in Atlanta. First let me say that the people of ATL were exceptional. Adrienne and I were sad to leave but will be back soon. I want to thank you for your patience in allowing me that little blogging break during my trip, but now that I am back to the grind I want to share pics and a video from the Meet and Greet.

I MUST give a special thanks to The B Firm for doing such an incredible job putting the meet and greet together for me, I literally just had to show up. If you are in need of great event planning, PR and more please pay them a visit. I also want to thank Piece of Cake for allowing us to take over their store on Collier and keeping it loud and busy for over 2hrs. AND.... the cake is OMG yummy delicious (the Caramel Cake was my favorite) You can check them out HERE.

I was also so humbled when through a sea of women I see a man dressed in his military fatigues head to toe (army I believe) he came to the meet and greet to see me and then took a patch off of his uniform and gave it to me. It was so touching and I will cherish it always. He said "I don't sew but I love seeing your pictures in my timeline" Thank you so much for coming and for my gift that you have worked hard for and of course for your service to this country. I also had Mr. Well Dressed in attendance with his fly self, lol! Thanks for coming!

Okay here is a lovely video that @camermanatltv put together for me and some pics.



Here are pics of my Temperley London inspired dress I wore to the meet and greet. I used my T-shirt pattern and just traced out the shape I wanted. You can use the T-Shirt Maxi Tutorial to achieve a similar look with some modifications. My fab pumps are from Zara! They are just wonderful.









43 comments:

  1. this is fantastic, and you look great! it's a delight to see so many people on it!~~

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  2. Welcome back Mimi! You were greatly missed! Glad you ladies had a great time. I saw the pixs of the food you had down there - good eating! Nice turn out of your "darlings" It goes without saying - Killer Outfit!!

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  3. Mimi, I am so proud of you!!! It brings tears to my eyes to see how humble you are! You are just a nice person, period. The world is watching you. You are on your way up and up and up!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  4. Love how you inspire fashion community!

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  5. Ahhhhhh! Its beautiful! I love it!

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  6. Oh so lovely. I am so sorry I miss all the great stuff! One day soon, I'll be free to be me!

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  7. Welcome back darling.. Can't wait to see you again.. I had an amazing time.... Thank you so much for being a great inspiration to all of us.... Beautiful spirit.. and yet so Fly..Work that dress...

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  8. Hi!!! Mimi.....so glad to see you back! Love this look....fabulous!

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  9. what about your shoes? where did you get them??? you look FABULOUS!!!!

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  10. Where did you get those shoes?

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  11. Mimi..You are a god sent..You make the best outfits I've ever seen. Maybe someday you'll come to CT so you followers here can see you live. Here's to hoping!! Thanks for inspiring me to restart and continuing to sew.

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  12. The meet and greet was awesome Mimi! We ATLiens were happy to have you.

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  13. Welcome back Mimi. I can see you had a great time in Atlanta. You were missed on the blog.

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  14. Cute dress. Look like you ladies had fun. Congrats!

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  15. Too cute! Congrats on such a successful event! Are you coming to the Philly or NYC area?

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  16. Kimberly Scooby JonesFebruary 5, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    Great time on Sunday! I love your spirit and your realness...a true blessing to many! I made it back to PA safely and will travel to see you again! I didn't get a chance to ask, but are those shoes Zahra?

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  17. Love it!!!! Thanks for posting pics!

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  18. Killa dress, killa look! I may just knock off your knockoff. :)

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  19. Beautiful darling...... U look hotttt

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  20. It was truly awesome to meet you, and such a joy to hear your story! I literally almost cried when you talked about your mom wearing the dress you made for her, despite it not coming out well! You've come a long way, and now everything you make is impeccable! I know to reach your level, us beginners must put in the work to self teach and practice as you did BUT, do you have any "cliffs notes" for getting a better fit with store bought patterns? For example, properly combining sizes if you have to use a smaller top and larger bottom? Your tip to use the finished garment measurements helped me immensely! I had almost given up on store patterns until I read that. My garments come out so much better because of that! You give us so much, I hate to ask for more so, THANK YOU SO MUCH either way!

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  21. Adorable as always! Those shoes are AMAZING!

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  22. Girl this dress right here......DOPENESS! Glad the event was a success. I'm loving it. Keep doing your thing babe!!!!

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  23. How can I order that dress? You are weak it! The shoes I need too! # beautifulgal

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    1. Oh LORD!! that is supposed to say you are WEARING it! I hate auto-correct on the phone! lol

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  24. Mimi you looked so beautiful at your event. So talented!

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  25. Mimi, thank you for sharing the photos from your Atlanta event. Your dress is sexy...yet classy. You look amazing in everything! I hope you visit Washington DC one day. I'll be there. Keep doing what you do!!

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  26. Mimi , Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics with us. Congrats on such a successful meet and greet!
    Love your dress. You inspire sooooo many, :)

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  27. Linda, como siempre.

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  28. wow, you look stunning, i love you dress

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  29. Hi Mimi! I truly enjoyed meeting you this past weekend! Unfortunately, I couldn't stay long, so I took a quick picture with you and had to leave to go to work, but I just wanted to say thank you for taking your personal time to meet with all of us!
    -Sheilah

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  30. love this whole outfit. those shoes are fantastic!

    xoxo
    loveisalittlenumber.blogspot.com

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  31. Sexy as ever, this is exactly how a dress should hug the curves. Very flattering

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  32. Beautiful shoes, i love it!
    Good atmosphere in Atlanta!!
    Ahh!, the dress is wonderful and everything else!!!
    MaximsFashion

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  33. The dress is super on you. I ordered my fabric already!!!
    Love your style. I have a McCalls pattern that I can use to get that look.

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  34. I wish i knew you was in atlanta i would have definitely came....you rock everything you wear, keep up the good work!

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xoxo
mimi g.