Hello All! It’s Friday! What are your plans for the weekend? I’m not sure what I’m getting into yet but I definitely want to get some sewing done. I want to sew something unique and I want to use techniques that I am not entirely comfortable with like waistbands, zippers, button holes, and pleated skirts. That sounds like a lot huh?! I have done waistbands with zippers but I always feel like something is off. I’ve also tried pleated skirts but they didn’t look right with my hips. I have yet to try a button hole….
This is Vogue 9111. Now if I was shopping for patterns and I ran across this one, I would have left it in the store! The pattern picture is not flattering at all, however Mimi G made it amazing! This is the August Michael Levine collaboration that she modified into a mini dress. You can wear this as a sexy dress (with or without tights) or add some leggings or jeans to wear it as a top.
This is a very easy project that you can get done in 2 hours. I love video tutorials because I am a visual person and Mimi G delivers every time! You can view the video here. I had to do some maneuvering with the sleeves because I was not able to lay the sleeve piece out and cut it in the traditional way. I had to cut 1 sleeve on the fold and then cut 2 pieces for the other sleeve. I was determined to use this sweater knit for this project!
If I decide to make this as a dress again, I will add a few inches to the hip area and make it about 2 inches longer. I’m shy! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and happy sewing!