Thursday, May 31, 2012

DIY Red Dress + Pattern Review NL 6123

Hello Darlings!

Well my son is feeling better and I am too so that is great! I am so excited about the repining and sharing of the Denim Maxi Tut I posted the other day ;-) I have another tut in the works for next week so stay tuned. Today I am wearing a DIY dress I made using New Look Pattern 6123 View D, I love this dress...here is my review of the pattern.

Pattern Description: Misses' dress with sleeve and bodice variations including flattering drape and ruffle detail. New Look sewing pattern.

Pattern Sizing: The smallest size is 8 so I cut that and then made changes to the patterns because I knew it would be too big in the bodice and waist. I ended up taking out almost 3.5" from the bodice.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes I suppose it does.

Were the instructions easy to follow? They are really easy to understand and are pretty clear throughout.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the pattern very much, I like the style of the dress and I really liked the flounce and sleeves. The one thing I should have done but failed to measure first was add length to the dress, I would have preferred it fall just below my knee.

Fabric Used: I used a Red Double Knit found HERE

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: aside from fitting adjustments I did not make any significant changes to the design; I did however fully line the dress using a red tricot fabric (HERE) because it called for facings and I HATE facings. Such a nice dress should have been lined anyway, they were trip pin by making it with facings.

Would you sew it again? No probably not but I will try the other views.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes

Dress Details

How I Wore It

BCBG Envelope Clutch (sold out) / Steve Madden Red Pumps HERE on sale $69

mimi g.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Neon Lights! Boyfriend, Heelless and Glowing

Hi Darlings!

I hope you all are having a fantabulous day. I am kinda not so good, lol my son got pink eye this weekend and this morning I woke up with my eyes glued shut! UGH!!!! I still went to work but don't plan on taking these sunnies off AT. ALL!

Target Neon Tee $8.00 HERE / Target Boyfriend Jeans $24.99 HERE / LuLu's Platform Heelless Shoes (Sold Out) 

 Im Glowing, LOL

mimi g.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DIY TUTORIAL!!! Reconstructed Jeans to Fabulous Maxi!


I have been obsessed with denim maxi's and lately I have had my eye on one from Diesel and one from True Religion, both are almost $300!!! yeah...no! so I decided to make my own versions of these skirts and show you how to make one in the process ;-) Here is the inspiration skirt


mimi g.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Style Pantry + Mimi G. Collaboration

Happy Friday!

Today I am skipping the "daily look" and instead am sharing the 2nd part of the Folake + Mimi Collaboration!

Last week you may remember she posted her first look inspired by the film "Snow White & The Huntsman" and today Folake posted the 2nd look of a 3 look series. When Folake and I sat down to go over what she wanted I went home and sketched some ideas, it was almost immediate how quickly she and I connected and so based on my sketches I moved forward; first creating the Big Bow Skirt which initially was going to be yellow and then she decided on a regal black look ;-) and today she is showing out!! in my Kelly Green Slacks and Exaggerated Sleeve Peplum Top.

This is the sketch I did after we first met...

Folake Wearing Mimi G.

Excerpt from Folake's blog post: This is my second Snow White and the Huntsman inspired look in collaboration with NBC Universal (see first look here). Again I collaborated with the fabulous Mimi G. to create this outfit. Starting from pencil and paper, it’s amazing to see Mimi’s and my vision alive in this outfit.

mimi g.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

7 Things About Me + Why I Was Sad Today

How sweet of Jill to give me this award ;-) So I have to tell you 7 things about me...

1. I only sleep with socks on, lol and will wear them no matter how hot it is.

2. I only like plain donuts you get at he supermarket and I dunk them in coffee

3. I will read the last chapter of a book if I have been reading and get bored but need to know how it ended.

4. My hubby does most of the cooking and cleaning so that I can sew ;-) I <3 him!!

5. I am terrible at saving money!!!! TERRIBLE

6. I MUST drink coffee before I go to bed at night, it relaxes me.

7. I HATE talking on the phone and if I can text/email my way through life I would.

8. *Bonus* I am actually really shy ^_^

Why I Was Sad
 I wanted to share why I was feeling awful today, my friend Liz who also works with me was "laid off" today ;-( we spent every lunch together for the last 4 years and went shopping or sat around laughing hysterically at nothing. I will miss her and my days at work just won't be the same without her here.

mimi g.

Pretty In Pink Blazer + Jeans + Leopard Shoes

Hello Everyone!

I am going to keep it short today and just show you what I am wearing, I am feeling sorta out of it and will go into detail later. Send me good wishes and vibes, I need them today!

Get The Look...

Forever 21 Blazer $29.80 Here / Top (I can't find it) Will keep looking / Shoes Dorothy Perkins (sold out)

mimi g.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Forever 21 Butterfly Garden Top + Forever 21 Woven Shorts


I am feeling very comfy and cool today, I wanted to dress up but the day is hot and busy and I wanted to be comfy. I am gearing up for the weekend even though it is only Wednesday, LOL but I am ready to relax, sew and share with you guys. 

Last night after dropping off fabric/trims etc to the seamstress I hired to fulfill the skirt orders the hubby and I went and had dinner at our favorite little joint in Hollywood, Delancy's I promise you they have the best damn meatballs I have ever eaten! I was going to take a pic of them but when the plate hit the table I scarfed them down, LOL (pic of entree below)

Get The Look

Forever 21 Butterfly Garden Top $29 HERE  / Forever 21 Woven Shorts $15.80 HERE / Steve Madden Shoes $49.99 ON SALE HERE 
Accessories:  Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch HERE / Forever 21 Filigree Bib Necklace HERE

 I LOVE my Necklace!!!

Dinner ;-)

mimi g.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


The winner of the fabulous Bangle is "SewTellMe" yay!!!!! Email your info so I can pass it along to Carmel at Stella & Dot xoxo mimi g.

Forever 21 Floral + Wide Leg Denim

Hi Darlings!

I realized this morning that with everything I have on I have failed to do any DIY pics ;-( and I am so far behind on tutorials BUT there is a long weekend ahead thanks to the holiday and I will have time to not only make some cute DIY's but to squeeze in a tut! Cant wait for the 3 day weekend.

Get The Look

Floral Top $14.80 HERE (that model is a mess, lol) / Stone Washed Jeans $29.90 HERE 
Accessories: Shield Necklace $7.80 HERE / Floral Ring $5.80 Similar HERE / Purple Beads (old) / Michael Kors Buckle Bracelet $95.00 HERE / Michael Kors White Band Watch $195 (kinda similar) I'M OBSESSED with this watch HERE

mimi g. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Seeing Dots! F21 Dress + Steve Madden Wedges

Hi Darlings!

Today's Vlog but first the kid wanted to make a cameo appearance ;-)

What I Wore..
Get The Look!

Polka Dot Dropped Waist Dress $22 HERE / Steve Madden Wedges (similar) $129 HERE
Accessories: Linked Below 


 Fallen Leaves Necklace $2.80 HERE / Rhinestone Shell Ring $6.80 HERE / Double Curve Ring $3.80 HERE / Beaded Woven Cuff $4.80 HERE / Double Wrap Black Belt (similar) $23 HERE
Michael Kors Python Embossed Bag $248 HERE

mimi g.