Giveaway + DIY T-Shirt Maxi + Pussy Bows

Hello Darlings!!
It is Monday and I am feeling refreshed. I had a good laugh to myself yesterday when a few of you had no idea what a Pussy Bow was, LOL so I placed a pic below 😉
This is a blouse with a pussy bow 
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I also have a GREAT GIVEAWAY!  This book is a WONDERFUL resource for newbies learning to sew and even seasoned seamstresses too because I still sometimes reference this book when I want an alternative to a construction method in a commercial pattern. The book @ $99.00 is a bit pricey but well worth it and it is filled with great illustrations and clear and concise instructions. 



 Photo Credit: Threads Magazine
Here is how to enter the giveaway..
1. Post a link to my blog or tutorial on your FB, Twitter, Blog or Pinterest 
2. If you are on FB “friend me” HERE
3.. Leave a comment saying hello (make sure to include your name)
Good Luck!!
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DIY LOVE
I also wanted to share my latest DIY which is this uber comfy maxi dress; I saw one online for $59 and although it was super cute I knew I had similar striped fabric in my stash so I took an old tshirt that I love but is a little too worn to wear out and carefully cut it into usable pattern pieces and added length and I was done. Now I have a reusable pattern to make myself a few dozen of these, LOL….maybe ill show you how I did it? what say you?
Dress DIY (similar) HERE, HERE or  with long sleeves HERE / Ombre Sunnies (old) similar HERE / Bangles and Bracelets (various) Forever 21 / Clutch (old) Forever 21 similar HERE or HERE / 
Tory Burch Turnlock Bracelet HERE / Sandals DSW HERE more below…..

 I am having a good hair day!!!
 BCBG Heart Ring (sold out) / Mustache Ring (local boutique) similar HERE / Essie “Merino Cool” nail polish
xoxo
mimi g.

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137 thoughts on “Giveaway + DIY T-Shirt Maxi + Pussy Bows

  1. Hi Mimi,What say us….we say YES….I would love to make a maxi like that….what fabric did you use…jersey? Also winning the book would be extremely helpful. Story…I tried converting an old denim dress into a top (it had a collar and buttons to about the natural waist…so a high low denim top would have been perfect). After cutting off the extra fabric….I moved on to the sewing machine….started sewing the hem. When I got to the curved edges, I realized I didn't know how to hem curved edges (in my head it seemed so easy…lol). Long story short…..my denim dress is now a pin cushion. I really need that book….Doris.

  2. Greetings from Chicago! I'm so glad my daughter introduced me to your blog! I've been saying that I'm going to learn to sew for the absolute longest but I keep putting it off. You've given me the kick in the pants I so desperately need.

  3. I can't believe that you failed at a maxi you have been making some really nice ones lately. (insert sad face) am I sure you were just sleepy.. The next one will be fab! (yes I do follow you blog too!)

  4. I'm another one that didn't know what a "pussy bow" was – I was almost scared to look…hehe! ;PThe book looks fab and now we are friends on FB :)Stacey

  5. HELLO!! I am drooling over that striped maxi, waiting on the tutorial and DYING for that book! I'm a fashion student but could never afford my textbooks so I don't have any resources at home. I'll be graduatiing soon and this would be great to have on hand once I'm no longer in classes! Please throw a sista a bone! Well in this case, a book! Lol! Sincerely, ASHLEE!

  6. I just found your blog via the Sew much talent site and love your style!!Please count me on for the giveaway, I've just send a FB friend request and pinned your fab striped dress!Eva Fernandez

  7. I love your blog….and love your tutorials even more! You inspire me to keep on sewing! I'm a newbie so I'm learning new things every single time 🙂 Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

  8. That maxi is EVERYTHING! I just love the fit of your garments, and I can't wait until my skill level is close to yours. I definitely say, "YES!!", to a tutorial. I already follow you on Pinterest, Twitter, and Bloglovin (does that make me an eStalker, lol), and will be sending a FB request ASAP. And, I always pin your looks and tutorials!Sherita Grant

  9. Big love all the way from Trinidad!!!! I post your tutorials to my fan page on FB all the time. I never knew that so many people would be interested in sewing their own clothes…and they absolutely LOVE you!!!!. Check us out on FB..keyword: Mbele TV. I would also love to win that book. I fell in love with sewing when I found your tutorials. Thank you so much for the continued inspiration.

  10. Big love all the way from Trinidad!!!! I post your tutorials to my fan page on FB all the time. I never knew that so many people would be interested in sewing their own clothes…and they absolutely LOVE you!!!!. Check us out on FB..keyword: Mbele TV. I would also love to win that book. I fell in love with sewing when I found your tutorials. Thank you so much for the continued inspiration.

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