Friday, March 14, 2014

DIY Peach Dress + Pattern Review B5886



Hi Darlings!

I am so excited for spring to arrive that I am in full spring sewing action. I picked up a gorgeous peach color poly/rayon from Michael Levine's earlier this week, and I couldn't wait to make it into a gorgeous flowy dress.

The bolt only had a few yards left so, I took it all, but below are a few options that will work just great. The pattern itself calls for Georgette, Linen, Crepe, which are all great choices but I knew I had to make this dress in this color and so I went with the poly/rayon option. The dress can also be made in a two way knit just make sure to stabilize the zipper seam allowance. Some knit options HERE, HERE & HERE make sure to use my coupon code "MIMI10"

Pattern Review Below/ Fabric Above / Steve Madden heels (old) / Tory Burch Sunglasses & Case

Pattern Description: Misses Dress B5886 Lined dress with side zipper, mock bodice wrap.

Pattern Sizing: I cut size 6

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, they are clear and easy to understand.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the neckline and I am a total sucker for a girly, flowy dress. 

Fabric Used: Rayon/Poly Blend (other options above)

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not need to make any changes to the pattern and only ended up removing about 2" of ease in the bust. I lined the bodice with the fashion fabric but did not have enough for the skirt so I used a lightweight tricot for the skirt lining.

Would you sew it again? Yes I think I need this in black.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes!!!!















40 comments:

  1. I love this dress! I am a sucker for bright flowing dresses such as this one you have made. I wish I had your skills... Hell I wish you lived in the DC area cause I would definitely take some lessons. Keep up the good work and be blessed.
    -Krystina

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  2. beautiful fit and you look gorgeous! initially when looking at the last images, i thought the dress was reversible, although i hadn't read that it was in any of your commentary. it looks really good.~

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  3. DARLINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful...

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  4. love it love it love it.colour is perfect too! wish I knew how to sew lol

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  5. Gorge gorge gorge .... You're glowing dear

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  6. absolutely love this dress the color is amazing! ....... Quick question..... Is there any websites that help understand the different types of lining. I am completely stuck at the moment!

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  8. a tutorial on this would be nice!!! Great work.

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  9. The color and fit look great on you. There is never a disappointment with what you show on the site.

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  10. So summery. I can see you on a yacht in Greece in that number.

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  11. Yes ma'am!! gonna make this!

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  12. When I get the nerve, I am definitely going to make this one. This is so stylish and flirty and the color is yummy. I like that the back is not open and exposed, it's sexy and conservative at the same time.... Can you tell that I am excited about this dress. You look GREAT and by the pics, you know it too... LOL :)

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  13. Just beautiful! I love dresses like this for the Spring and Summer!!

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  14. This is gorgeous! I need to learn to sew!!!

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  15. A very youthful look! ☺
    Greetings from México!!
    MaximsFashion

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  16. I LOVE it!!!!! Please please PLEASE can we get a Tut on this one? pwetty pweez?!!

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  17. What a pretty dress! I love the classic design and it's perfect for spring and summer. I've been eyeing this pattern and think I need my own version of this now. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Beautiful dress, you picked the perfect color for this!

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  19. Hey mimi!! Do you think you will make more and have on stiched9 for purchase?? I already have 2 items waiting to be shipped so super excited!!!

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  20. gorg

    http://simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    dawn

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  21. love the dress, such a beautiful colour, looks great on you

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  22. I love this dress I am going to try make it for the summer. You did it again Mimi! Love ya!

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  23. I absolutely love the dress and the color you have chosen. I am going to buy it today

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  24. I absolutely love the dress and the color you have chosen. I am going to buy it today. Thank you for sharing it with us. You keep me inspired.

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  25. Good afternoon, how long did it take to sew up the dress completely from start to finish.

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  26. Goshhh! Mimi you are so talented and gorgeous boo! Love this, I'll be doing my tutorials soon and I can't wait to see what you have instore and keep us posted.
    With love
    Queen from South Africa

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  27. Love the dress. Thanks for the inside photos of the lining.

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  28. great color and glad you show the inner workings of your dress. Love it.

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  29. Bought the pattern. Can't wait to try it!

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  30. As always..very lovely..everything!

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  31. Very nice & classy love the dress

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  32. Love the color and thanks for showing the inside it help so much as a beginning sewer......beautiful work.

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  33. wow that is one dress I would not mind to rock , lovely

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  34. Mimi G, you're awesome. Great work!

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  35. That dress is fabulous! You did a beautiful job.

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  36. Hi im planning to attend a wedding in Jamaica. What type of dress do u suggest I wear. Your dress is simply beautiful! !

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xoxo
mimi g.