Thursday, May 29, 2014

DIY Mock Wrap Skirt + Pattern Review V8711




Hi Darlings,

I am so excited that you guys liked the sneak peek of the site! I am so anxious to go live so you can enjoy it. Some questions I got yesterday were very good so here are some of those answers....No, the app won't be going away, it will still be working just fine and will be adjusted to pull content from the new site so don't worry. The content currently on this blogger site will still be available on the new site, I am not deleting anything and all the posts will still be there. 

Okay, today's look is pretty simple. I am wearing I skirt I made in 2012 using a Vogue pattern (review below) It is one of my favorites, which is why I have kept it this long. The extra long tank I picked up at the GAP not long ago. The shoes are London Trash which I have worn now 4 times on the blog, lol can you tell I love them?
DIY Skirt Pattern HERE / Fabric (below) / Heels HERE / Necklace (gifted) / Sunnies by Steve Madden (old)

Pattern Description: Fitted, above mid-knee or mid-calf length, mock wrap skirt.

Fabric Used: I used a light weight DK. You can use any of THESE, THESE, THESE OR THESE.

Pattern Sizing: I cut the size 6 but had to remove in a good 2" of ease

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope ?Yes, I think it does.

Were the instructions easy to follow? They are very easy to follow. The skirt came together pretty quickly.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the mock wrap and I LOVE the side gathers. I love that it is very figure flattering for so many shapes.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I only made one change because after reading the instructions I new that the method of construction would add bulk to the skirt. The pattern has you cut 4 of each front and back yokes and then sewing them together (underlining). This is fine if you are using a very lightweight fabric but since I was using a DK I knew that underlining these pieces would create bulk especially on the gathered side. I opted not to underline my yoke pieces and that worked out fine, I just finished my raw edges with my serger.

Would you sew it again? Yes, I plan to make the shorter version

Would you recommend it to others? YES







34 comments:

  1. HAWT mama!! That skirt is niiiice

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    1. Lol too right! Love that last pic. U got some crazy gorgeous legs! Sexy mama! X x

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  2. The skirt is everything, love the cut. You rocked this look, your shoes are amazing too.

    http://princessaudu.blogspot.com/

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  3. Mimi can you do an undergarment segment?

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    1. Yes Gene Frye ... I was thinking the same thing!
      Mimi can you please? please? please? do one for us ... We would greatly appreciate it! Thanks in advance ;)

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    2. Mimi can you please? please? please? do one for us ... We would greatly appreciate it! Thanks in advance ;)

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  4. So Cute... you make simple look ELEGANT!!!

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  5. Love the shoes - compliments the outfit perfectly!

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  6. Yasss! #Wurk Mimi you made me want to sew (at 41). I bought my first sewing machine a couple of weeks ago! My mother was shocked since the sewing gene seemed to have skipped me (she, my sister and my daughter all sew)...lol. I'm going to start with some simple curtains for my bedroom. This skirt is A Must after that!

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    1. Kenya, I beat you.... I started sewing a month ago at the age of 44. I always wanted to but had this self made fear of it. It's so relaxing to me and Mimi is the bomb.com!

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  7. You look amazing!!!! those shoe go well with the skirt and shirt. I am so glad I found your site. You are a blessing.

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  8. Hot mama. Love that skirt and the shoes.

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  9. Gorgeous! I have a skirt (store bought...baby steps to the sewing machine!) very similar to that one and you have just given me inspiration on how to wear it this weekend!!

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  10. I love that skirt too, I made it about year ago.

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  11. Amazingly Beautiful. I would love to learn how to make some of your outfits. You're simply skillful in your craft.

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  12. You're simply gorgeously beautiful Queen and I wish to learn more about how to make some of your outfits if you don't mind. I have a daughter that I would like to make some outfits for her.

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  13. I love the whole outfit. I took up sewing when I was in high school. And I enjoyed it.
    Those shoes are sharp compliments the whole outfit.

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  14. Keep up the good work. Great ideas for the ladies.

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  15. You have great ideas for the ladies. Keep up the astonishingly good work...

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  16. Love your blog. I have been sewing for years but kinda lost interest until I found your website a few days ago. I am soooo excited and ready to make some NOISE.Please keep up the good work.

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  17. Love it! I love absolutely everything you make. I'm 42 and just retired in January and I'm buying my first sewing machine. Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring so many

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  18. You look as good as your fashions, even better!!. Love the look. Keep up the good work!!!!

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  19. I love this skirt, and I link it paired with the tank. I bought this pattern around the time you first reviewed this skirt but sadly never made it.

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  20. Mrs. Mimi, are you going to do an undergarment (bra) tutorial anytime soon.
    They seem simple to make, but complicated..I’m a beginner.
    Will/could you do a tutorial for something like this at any point or know if one exists.

    Skivvy Bra.

    http://www.amazon.com/SKIVVIES-For-Love-Lemons-Infamous/dp/B00IRFIE2Q/ref=pd_sim_sbs_a_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=15THYN0TWR4VYG9ZDE8E


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  21. Gorgeous! Lovely legs!

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xoxo
mimi g.