Sunday, April 6, 2014

DIY Blue Flounce Dress + Steve Madden Heels


Hi Darlings!!!!

Did you miss me? Well, I missed you, and I could not wait to get back home to my family and of course to all of you. I had a wonderful time in Miami and met some great people that will be in life for a long time.

I did manage to make several things before I left to Miami but with all the craziness that went on I hardly got to wear them so instead I will be sharing my "What I Would Have Worn" looks this week, on the blog.

This blue dress will look familiar to some of you; I made and wore a green version not long ago (you can read that post and pattern info HERE). I loved the dress so much that I made it again, and since I enjoyed making my own belt the first time around I made myself another one. Since some of you asked for a how-to I have ordered more buckles, and as soon as they come in I will do a tutorial on making a covered belt and buckle.

Also..... This dress will be making its way to STITCHED9 very soon.
DIY Dress Info HERE / Steve Madden HERE / Charming Charlie Clutch / F21 Necklace











77 comments:

  1. Yes, Yes, Yes LOL I missed you!!! I glad your back. Man, there was a fashion void in my life. LOL
    and this look is very pretty. It's 2:40 am in Chicago and just finished watching the Goonies. LOL

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    1. Thanks for keeping up with me at all hours, lol

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  2. oh, I hope you will be selling a tutorial on this Diy? LOL I'm buying !!!!!

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    1. I can probably create a quick how to join the two patterns ;-)

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    2. You are so talented Mimi....... Can we have a DIY tutorial for this dress. I loooooove it!!

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  3. I love the dress and the colour. Welcome back!

    http://princessaudu.blogspot.com/

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  4. OMG...amazing...the color looks great with your skin tone. Great belt, can't wait for the tutorial. And those shoes!!! Awesome

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  5. You look amazing in this dress, love the colour, and love the sandls.

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  6. wooo!! So much sexeh in this post! ^-^ lovin this dress and the colour is aaaaamazing!

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  7. Just Gorgeous Mimi. I love the whole look, shoes, bag, everything.

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  8. Hey Mimi! This dress is so FAB and I'm so excited that it will be on Stitched9. As much as I do love the blue, green is my color! Will it be available in green?

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    1. If I can find the fabric yes ;-) I am partial to green too!

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  9. Simply gorgeous Mimi! I love the color. Glad you enjoyed your trip & returned home safely. Missed you on the blog.

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  10. MiMi, can you do a tutorial on how to sew the different variations of darts?

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  11. love your style and your striking vibe. confidence in your body, confidence to wear your hair so short, confidence to be your own woman and to demonstrate that you know you're beautiful. thank you for your blog!

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  12. Speechlesss!!! pure perfection....

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  13. Speechless.... Pure Perfection!...

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  14. I don't know how to post here so it will show as anonymous..My name is Linda and your clothes are very well made and very impressive...I have been sewing for a while, but have yet to get to your degree...Thanks for your hard work, you inspire me....

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  15. Mimi G!!! This outfit is THE cutest!!! I am a newbie so I won't attempt this just yet but... I have ordered two of your DIY tutorials that I plan on undertaking this week. Your style is just so chic I can't take it!

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  16. That dress and those shoes! Love to the max!

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  17. Love the look.. Can't wait for the tutorial on how to apply the belt. I have been too lazy to sew lately but hope to get into the swing. I really want to learn how to make a pattern dress. Watching u, u make it look so easy lol :))

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  18. Thanks for my afternoon drool session! Is that a ponte kint? It looks like a different fabric that was used for the green dress. Please share, thank you!

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    1. LOL, it is actually a Wool/Rayon blend. It is on the ML website.

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  19. OMG! I just bought a dress that looks just like this!!! (I got lucky and got it on sale for $5!!!) Same color and everything! I was afraid it would be too short but you are working it girl, so so will I!!!!! Cant wait for you to add it so I can make it in RED!!!!!! You are stunning!

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  20. Hopefully we'll see a DIY for purchase! I love it

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  21. Love love love this. The green was nice, but this color totally pops. I wore a skirt this color same swing and everything last week. I felt so feminine and would frequently twirl like a school girl. Ha

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  22. Verrryyy pretty Mimi.:)

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  23. Beautiful dress, I absolutely love it in blue!

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  24. Hello Mimi, Did you use the same type of fabric you used for the green dress? I have almost all of your tutorials and I love recreating your looks. Thank you for all you do!!!!

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  25. Blessings Ms. Mimi.
    The fabric used for the green dress was Athletic Spandex, but he blue looks like a medium weight knit???

    As always sis you look the empress that you are.

    Blessings.
    Dorretha

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  26. Hey Mimi...I love u and your style. Can I just order this dress from you? I'm not going to be sewing anything. Too busy. I know, im terrible

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  27. Mimi did you interface the skirt at the waist like the instructions say? Thanks

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  28. Can you give the link where to buy this gorgeous fabric? Thank you, :)

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  29. is there a tutorial on the belt.thanks

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  30. Mimi this cobalt monochrome look is amazing

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  31. love this dress and the colour! killer shoes!

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  32. I love this dress. I love everything you make. You have definitely inspired me to start sewing as a hobby. I ordered the pattern and fabric to make this dress for my salons grand opening. I will post pics and tag you in them

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  33. Mimi, you i am convinced you have every pair of steve madden's ever made

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  34. I love this dress have you ever thought about making and selling any. . Because I would love to buy it. .. I can't sew at all.

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  35. I love this dress and its my favorite color

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  36. OMG! WERK! I really need to purchase the WHOLE ENSEMBLE! I'm definitely not the sewing type. :-)

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  37. Glad you're back safe and sound. I was wondering if you have a tutorial or blog post about grading/fitting patterns? I can't seem to adjust my patterns correctly. My measurements are 36-28-42 1/2. If this will be available for purchase I'll be the first in line :)

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  38. Fabulous as always Mimi. I can't wait to purchase this in Stitched 9.

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  39. Boy this is awesome, love the look, color and fit, keep bringing on the inspiration.

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  40. Is this dress available to purchase?

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  41. Wow! love the bold color and the style...but I'm a Steve Madden shoe fan! You are going to make me start sewing! I'm getting motivated!

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  42. Love the dress and the shoes...where can I find a dress similar and shoes as well

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  43. Dang u look super sexy in those heels!;) x x x

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  44. I want this dress!

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  45. Hi Mimi...I cant find the fabric for this dress..
    I tried michaellivines in every color and still sold out. I was able to buy the two patterns but no fabric yet. Please help!! Is there any other vender with this fabric?
    Thanks...Lila

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  46. Hi Mimi, I know saying you are busy is a mild statement, but any idea when this might make it over to STITCHED9? I try to remember to check daily? I don't want to miss my window of opportunity. Hope All is well!!

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  47. Hi Mimi,
    I read above in regards to the invisible zipper. My question is both top and skirt require a zipper per the patterns. Looking at your dress it appears the zipper is continous. If not please advise.

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.