Friday, April 11, 2014

DIY Little Black Dress Tutorial!




Hi Darlings!

If you follow me on Instagram you know I made this DIY dress several weeks ago but I only just wore it during Hispanicize 14' in Miami. It was such an easy modification to an existing Burda pattern so I made a quick sew along tutorial. The flared option for the pattern us super cute but it wasn't what I was going for.

Here I am with another talented blogger Gypsy In The City at the Positive Impact awards.
and here I am taking a #selfie with Edward James Olmos

Fabric Options: Blended Knits HERE, ITY Knits HERE, Rayon HERE / Burda Pattern HERE






45 comments:

  1. OMG 2 tutorials in one day....... WOOT!!!!! Thank you Mimi <3

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  2. Love it Mimi! Question, can I still make this dress if my usual pattern size os a 4? This pattern comes in 6 as the smallest size. How would I correctly size it down?

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  3. Ur shape is da bomb!

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  4. tick toc tick toc tock TOC! why is it only 10am .....can't wait to get off work and attack this dress!!...and a glass of wine. Thanks Mimi!!

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  5. LOVE IT!!!!.... I can not wait to try this dress. Thanks you again for sharing you talents with us.

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  6. Mimi I want to express how you stand out from other tutorials that I have watched. I've noticed that even with your free tutorials you still take the time show us how to make these garmets in a clean,precise, professional way. As a real new beginner sewer I appreciate that you make sure we understand each step by giving us detailed instruction. I am proud to say that I look at you as my sewing teacher :)...I wish you much blessings and more happiness than your heart and hands can hold. Thank you so much.

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  7. Good grief woman you kill it every...single...time! You look FAB!!

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  8. Yes ma'am!! Thanks Mimi!!!! Excited to make this one :)

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  9. Mimic I love this dress. Of the fabics you suggested, which one did you use? I don't know much about fabric but the ITY might be the best choice.

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  10. I'm ready to give it a newbie try. Its so gorgeous! Thanks Mimi.

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  11. Wow, slayed it. That dress fits to perfection.

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  12. Edward James Olmos!!!! I have been madly in love with this man for years, so great to see him!!!
    Mimi, this dress is super cute!!!

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  13. You are rockin' it! Enjoy your weekend - have fun with the Fam!!

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  14. Thanks, MiMi for all of your professional and quality tutorials. You are such an inspiration!!!!!! Thanks once again. LOL

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  15. Love the dress!! You look great, can't wait to get sewing!!

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  16. I gotta get back to work. I♡myjobI♡myjobI♡my job. I gotta be able to afford my habit! Thanks again Mimi!

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  17. What type of material should I use to make this dress ? Something that won't shrink after wash

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  18. It's me Linda, all I can say is that you presented the instructions for this dress and any other tut you do in a very understanding manner. Outstanding...I consider you to be America's greatest sewing instructor...

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  19. Mimi, what are some of the undergarments (bras) that you are partial to with these types of garments?

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  20. Mimi, thank you!!!!

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  21. Mimi, thank you!!!

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  22. Oh wow the steps are so easy to understand. I love the dress .its my first time sewing..off to the fabric store..wish me luck.I'll update you.����

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  23. Wow, I can't sew, but would love to purchase the dress. This dress is HOTTTT!!!!! Mimi, can you make me one?

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  24. Thank you so much! I just found an old shirt pattern that I love.... but I want a dress, not a shirt! This is perfect!

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  25. Thanks,I'm pulling out my sewing machine (was sitting in spare room over 4 yrs) you have motivated me to start sewing again, you made is so easy to follow along.

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  26. Cute dress! I like watching your tutorials even if I don't make the item. I learn so much just by watching you sew.

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  27. Thank you for sharing your gift!

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  28. Hi Mimi, on this dress did you peg the bottom portion? I want to keep the curved shape

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  29. Love this dress I can't wait to make it! You look amazing in it!

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  30. love your tutorials!!! you're such an inspiration. Thank you Mimi G.!!!

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  31. I enjoyed the tutorial. I'm new to sewing but you made it look so easy. The dress is super sexy and classy! I'm working out to so I can be fabulous in my dress like you. You made it look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing. I think I won't be giving Dillard's and Macy's all my hard earn cash no more. Feeling inspired.

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  32. Mimi, I love the dress. This is definitely my next sewing project. (And I'm a beginner...)

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  33. Very lovely dress. And easy to follow tutorial. I'll definitely be trying this. Thank you for the free Tutorial and inspiration.

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  34. Mimi, I am sharing your tutorial as a feature on my blog today for my wonderful fans!

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  35. Hi Mimi! I'm having some trouble with the link to the pattern. Can you provide the Burda style pattern number again? Also what type of material did you use? I'm planning on wearing this dress to a June wedding!! Can't wait! Thank you!

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  36. They look awesome. I just received a sewing machine as a gift and I can't wait to learn how to use it.

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xoxo
mimi g.