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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I've Been Nominated by InStyle.com + Today's DIY OOTD


PLEASE VOTE!!!!! HOW AWESOME IS THIS!! 
You can vote as much as you want until 9/15!

I am so flattered to have been nominated! but I wanna WIN! could you guys please be so kind as to visit this link http://bit.ly/19fmCjo and VOTE for me? I would so greatly appreciate it!  #InStyleSMAs



DIY Dress / Leopard Pumps / MK Watch and Bracelets

I wish I had a pattern to share but I don't ;-( I have had this dress idea in mind for a long time and so over the long weekend I was able to drape it on to my dress form and create a pattern. I will however be showing you guys how I did the draping on the dress form in an upcoming free video tutorial. 




xoxo
Mimi G



127 comments:

  1. Thats a bad (as in totally good) dress!!!!

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  2. First of all, Congrats!!

    MIMI, Im at work and when this picture popped up on the screen I fainted in my chair. OMG!! U stressing me, gurl, u stressing me!! SMH. This is badd.com baby, YES MAAM!!!!!

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  3. I like! I've actually been working on something similar but have hit a snag. Thanks for the inspiration for me to get back in there.. sn: the link is not allowing me to vote :-(

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    1. Thanks, the link is working doll, I just check it.
      Scroll down where you see the pill box under my name and click and and click vote ;-)

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    2. Its not letting me vote either... Im at work but I will try again when I get home.

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  4. You are doing "the most"! You are too hot for my pc! I voted for you and I hope you win.

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  5. Love the dress!!! I would totally buy this if I wasn't so top heavy. lololol More reason for me to get a custom made dress form ASAP. I would love to drape my own garments. Also, I cast my vote. Good luck!!!

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  6. Okay....call me slow or maybe Im just rushing because Im at work....I clicked on the link you provided, but I dont see the option to vote.

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    1. Scroll down where you see the pill box under my name and click and and click vote ;-)

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  7. I love this dress! Can't wait for the tutorial.
    Congrats on your nomination for In Style. I hope you win. You have my support!

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  8. Great dress Mami! The shoes set it off!
    You have my vote(s). Congrats on the nomination!!

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  9. Just tried to vote. What actually am I clicking on? Everything takes me back to the "meet the nominees" page.

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    1. Scroll down where you see the pill box under my name and click and and click vote ;-)

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  10. Congrats Mimi! you've got 59% of the vote so far!! (it's 3:49 pm Eastern in Florida)

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  11. Mimi you are in the lead so far with 59% of the votes the others are so far behind you I can barely seem them in the race! LOL This is will be effortless on your part : )
    Best wishes!

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  12. done. although i must say, you inspire me to sew more than shop :))

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  13. Once again you doing it Ms. Mimi you are serving back & booty love it. You definitely have my vote!!!!

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  14. Very lovely! Cant wait for the tutorial.

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  15. LOVE ITTT! Absolutely amazing. The BEST little black dress I've seen in a WHILE!

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  16. Mimi, you have inspired to me to get back to sewing (haven't sewn anything since the twins were 3; they're 20 now) and get back to my skinny self. WERK IT (misspelling intentional).

    Good luck. I have voted for you.

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  17. Mimi this dress is hot!!!! You look fantastic.

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  19. HAUTE dress! I voted for you and I hope you win, you are awesome!!!

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  20. I voted and you look great in that dress and Mimi you are already a winner to us. Thanks for being so Awesome.

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  21. I haven't sewn in years but you are luring me back! LOVE this dress! Only wish I had the skillset to do one for myself. Hope you'll consider taking orders for it at some point. Good luck with the contest. I voted!

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  22. Yes I voted. Yes indeed because you are truly an inspiration. So amazingly talented. When I want to throw my seam ripper across the room and say I'm done with this sewing thing, you inspire me to keep at it. Oh yeah...the dress is fabulous.

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  23. That is one bangin dress and you are workin it. Big time! youve got my vote!

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  24. WOW WOW WOW WOW...VOTED!!! I know you will win because you are the best and deserve it. But about this dress WOW you are so talented i'm at awe of you. Great JOB, thank you for being so willing and generous to share your talent with us. You have inspired me to pursue my dreams of sewing and one day soon opening my own fabric store, mind you I have 3 kids all under the age of 3yrs old a set of twins and a 10 month old baby. Believe me when i say all i do now is sew, your tutorials have given me the confidence to continue on. So thank you so much. Thank you for being so kind, patient, humble and caring.

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    1. Thank you so much!!
      OMG I thought my mommy life was crazy busy, I cant image so my kudos to you pumpkin!!

      xoxo

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  25. Sexy lady ... I voted hope u win

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  26. I voted and will vote again. You're in the lead and we need to keep it that way. I also love the dress, my N'Dia would look great in this so can't wait for the tutorial

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  27. BABY, fire...I can't wait for and tutorial and will be sure to vote.

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  28. Very nice!! and voted ;)

    http://hand-pickedstyle.com/

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  29. KILLER DRESS!! If I could go braless I would wear that everywhere!

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  30. congrats MiMi on your nomination!

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  31. I went lesbian for about 2 seconds but I'm back. I love this dress. Cant wait for the tutorial. What material is that?

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    1. bwhahahahahah that is the best comment ever posted here, LOL Thanks!

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  32. Just voted for you! You deserve it! And you did the damn thang w that LBD! *twerk* lol!

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  33. This dress is FIRE! I voted, congrats on the nomination. I am waiting with anticipation for you blazer and pants videos. Because of you I having been churning some projects out....they've been easy knit tops and leggings but they're needed items. Thanks for the inspiration as usual.

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  34. OMG!!! Work it , work it! Outstanding fit.

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  35. Very nice Mimi; I have to ask when you are using commercial patterns what alterations do you make for a sway back.

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    1. Have you looked up sway back adjustments? I have only really had to alter my darts or seams, I rarely need to do much else. Ill add it to my tutorial list.

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    2. Thank you, i look forward to watch and I am 'patiently' awaiting the blazer tutorial. I have looked up sway back adjustments and still am doing the research but it is not clear for a novice to sewing. I know your tutorials are clear and easy to understand.

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  36. Congrats on your nomination!!! Will vote as often as I remember!!

    Also KICK ASS DRESS!!! DO IT for us pear shaped-small-"ladies"-ladies!!

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  37. omgoodnes!! You are rocking that dress to SHREDSSS MimiG!! HOtdog!!! Congrats on the instyle nomination. Voted!! (Y)

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  38. Felicitaciones y vestido muy caliente!

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  39. Trying to vote for you mimi, but don't see pull box under your name any longer
    ;(

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  40. got my vote and the dress is BAD!

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  41. You really are a very talented seamstress. I voted for you and good luck.

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  42. Awesome dress, please provide link for custom dress form. Thanks

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  43. Congrats on the nomination with InStyle.com! I hope that you win. I voted about 10 times for you!....lol. This dress is super hot as well! Can't wait to see the video for the draping on the dress form.

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  44. DAMN girl that dress is hot! You know you got this girl you leave it up to your fans. Can't wait to see the tutorial. Thanks for all the inspiration. Oh by the way, I need your stomach lol!

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  45. you are GORGEOUS. i love the open back on the dress. as a girl who doesn't have many curves, i'm envious of yours! plus, i love your eyebrows (mine are super sparse). hm, sensing a pattern here.

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  46. Another fabulous dress and it looks amazing on you. I admire your ability to know what works for your body.

    I just voted for you and will continue to vote until 9/15. Good luck!

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  47. Dress looks amazing!!! I casted my vote, and I really really hope you win. Just don't forget us little people when you walk the red carpet. lol Good luck Mimi, you deserve it.

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  48. P.S When I voted you were already at 58% the others didn't stand a chance, lol. You got this girl, it's in our nature as latin women, lol. Good Luck mama.

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  49. Fab dress and I voted for you!!! You rock Mimi

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  50. Hi there,
    So I just want to say that I really admire you and your body. You and I have the same exact body shape and I always cover up too much. I have a petite upper body and a thicker lower body. I never wear skirts or dresses that are tight fitting because I am too self conscious about my thick legs but after seeing your pictures and amazing style I am really inspired. Time to start embracing those curves! Thank you!

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  51. I voted.....love your style inspirations!!! #teammimiG

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  52. Of course I will vote for you. You're in first place with 58% of the votes. Go MimiG!

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  53. Mimig you winning by a long shot.......I voted 3 times.

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  54. I saw this dress and my mouth dropped, simply stunning! I voted and hope you win, you're great.

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  55. Did you use lining?

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    1. Yes, I lined both the bodice and skirt with a nylon Tricot fabric in black

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  56. Congrats Sweetie, and I love the dress and you!! You truly are an inspiration. And I already voted and will vote everyday!!!!!! WooHoo Go MIMIG!!!!

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  57. That's cute girl, you got my vote.

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  58. That's awesome! Congrats!

    LOVE this dress..it's SO perfect for you!

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  59. seXY! I just voted (you're crushing it)!

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  60. Sexy dress. I've been voting like crazy for you MiMi. I hope you win!

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  61. Congrats Mimi. Your are one of my favorite fashion/diy bloggers. The dress is fabulous.

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  62. mimi girl you really designed that dress!you are such a good seamstress! luv you girl!oh and I finally bought me a patern and som material to start sewing with you! still don't know what i'm doing! but the only way to learn it to try! I went into the fabric store told the lady im starting out new and don't know what I will need! asked for her help and walked out of the store with 200.00 dollars worth of stuff I don't know nothing about!i really wont to learn how to sew!i have some really pretty material and one of them I wont to make a pensil skirt with it! mimi! im trying to sign up for the give away! I hope you could help me! I need all the help I can get! oh and all of my friends ansd sister's are like hummm lets see if this going to work! but are concidering buying them a sewing machine!

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  63. I absolutely love your! May I ask What type of material did you use for this dress?

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  64. Dang Mimi I know ur gonna win! You have such a bomb shape- this dress looks stunning on you especially from the back. Gotta say ur booty is HOTTTTTTTTT!! LOL. Keep up the good werk! x x

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  65. I voted today and it looks like its going to be a landslide! Good luck Mimi! You deserve it, LOVE LOVE LOVE your site and all the inspiration!

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  66. You must make a tutorial for this dress - it's fabulous!!

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  67. Mimi did you ever post the tutorial for this dress? I NEED this in my life ASAP!

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  68. Hey Mimi! Are you still going to do a tutorial where you show how you draped this dress? :)

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  69. Excuse my french but yes this is BAD AZZ... I need a figure to wear this otherwise I would be all over having someone make this for me...
    my dang lumps n bumps, lol

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  70. This dress is complete fire, are you still planning to put together a tutorial? I sure hope so!!!

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.