DIY Plum Dress + Pattern Review NL6123

Hello Darlings!

Hope everyone had a great weekend 😉 the fan and I had a pretty chill weekend and daddy day so I was able to rest. I also am on day 12 of not Chantix and so far so good. I have not had a cigarette in 5 days and I feel ok. Now on to the pattern review, pics of what I wore and at the end of this email a few 
pics of “my life”

Get The Look + Pattern Review NL 6123 (Modified)

Pattern Description: Misses’ dress with sleeve and bodice variations including flattering drape and ruffle detail. I made a red version HERE

Pattern Sizing: The smallest size is 8 but I cut at least 3.5″ of ease!!! off the skirt portion and about 2.5″ off the bodice. 

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, looks just like view A minus the sleeves.

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 wrap bodice, it is very flattering and the dress is easy to wear. I didn’t want sleeves so I just omitted them. 

Fabric Used: I used a Purple Double Knit found HERE Less expensive option HERE

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made?: The only changes to the dress was the omission of the sleeves and I added 2″ to the length which I mentioned I wished I had done to the previous version I made. I did not line this dress, I used bias binding for the neck and armholes.

Would you sew it again? I am going to use the bodice of this pattern to make a maxi 😉

Would you recommend it to others? Yes

 Dress DIY wrap style dress similar HERE, HERE and loving this one HERE / Michael Kors Gold Buckle Heels (old) but LOVING thees HERE / BCBG Clutch similar HERE 

 Watch Michael Kors HERE / Buckle Bracelet Michael Kors HERE / Various Bangle F21 (old) / Necklace H&M (old) / Nail Polish Neon Orange (you can’t tell in the pic but these suckers in the sun are NEON!!) polish is from China Glaze but can’t remember the name

The Hubby
I love styling my husband because he lets me put him in anything and he rocks it! lol

 Dinner on Saturday night
SMH! Teenagers *humph* LOL
mimi g.


48 thoughts on “DIY Plum Dress + Pattern Review NL6123

  1. Love the second version (as well as the first) of this dress. I cut the pattern out friday and hope to make the version with the drape. Your daughters look like my kids too. Those phones are glued to their fingers!!!!LOL!!

  2. I recently ran across your blog and I have to say that you have motivated me to dust off my sewing machine. You always bring life to your pattern choices thru your fabric choices and styling…can't wait to see the maxi dress option…

  3. Both dresses are very nice. You did an excellent job. Good luck on your personal project. I wish you much success in this area of your life

  4. That dress is gorgeous! I really need to start working with patterns. What is it with teen girls and phones!?! My 13 yo has hers glued to her at all times. You'd think they were doing something really life changing!

  5. Mimi. I finally got it together enough to stop smoking…I had 33 radiation treatments for Breast Cancer. Just like you were talking…wanting a cigarette dominated my life…couldn't wait for the radiation treatment to be done with so I could go out and have a cigIt was the look of sheer horror on one woman's face as she walked past me to get her chemo/radiation buzz that did it for me.NOW…three years later. I would say the best thing about quitting for the LAST time is that because I won't have them in my life anymore…I no longer have to quite! The worst is over. But it took about 6 months for my head, basic desires/addition, habits to get together and be done with.One thing that helped me around Smmokers. I left out bunches of Strawberry Twizlers candy…till it got tough as nails! I kept a couple wrapped in my purse for absolute mania times. You might want to try it.Hugs and love big time going your way!

  6. Like the dress a lot. Both the red and purple versions are really pretty on your cute lil frame. Love the suit on your hubby, just wish those pants were a lil looser because they are showing his man business! Or was that just noticeable in the photo? Lol. Otherwise, he looks perfect, just like his adorable wife! Thanks for sharing pics of the fam, they're too cute. What did we ever do before cell phones??? And texting?…

  7. Mimi, you're a wonderful inspiration in many ways. How you manage to balance all your talent while working and maintaining a lovely family is beyond me. i hope i can pull that off one day! i have a similar body type as you and encounter many fitting problems. i'm an advanced beginner but i struggle with alterations since i'm simply not that mathematical. perhaps one day you can do a post on how you fit patterns to accomodate your body type? i'm not sure if dress fitting occurs before i cut out the fabric or after i sew a muslin since i only formally learned how to taper a pull-on pencil skirt and that was much easier than multiple seams. thanks and keep up the awesome work!

  8. A beautiful job on the dress…as usual! I love the way you style your garments! Congrats as well on the courage to quit…. It isn't an easy journey but so worth it. Be strong and courageous! Blessings, Vita

  9. LOVE THIS DRESS! You have motivated me to try some of the ponte knits I have accumulated in my stash. I like how they fit yet don't cling to the body. I LOVE your husband's look also! Cute pic of the girls on the phone, lol.

  10. Mimi, you look fabulous in this – love the colour on you.As for the husband, that is amazingly brilliant that he allows you to dress him – he looks fab! Ref man business – I hadn't noticed. LOL.

  11. Oh my Mimi, this dres looks great on you! I would love to make your version of this dress but can I borrow your body to wear it?!!!! LOL!

  12. You look chic as usual. I love the orange on your husband. He rocked it…okay 🙂 Everybody can't pull that off and he pulled it off just like you pull off all your fly 'fits.

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