Saturday, August 1, 2015

Sew What?........ Orange is the New Denim, a dress that is.



This African fabric has had sew many lives! It started out as a skirt then it was cut up into another top and now it has come to life in this cute little number. The denim in the skirt bottom is all re-fashioned denim. I have tons of old denim to work with so I try to use it as often as I can.  I like the different hues of the denims mixed with this orange top, something you would not normally put together. This is a super cute summer dress that can be dressed up or down, you can rock a pair of heels or sneakers with this little number. This dress is a mixture of  two patterns, Butterick 5982 for the bottom and Simplicity 1873 for the top.  



OK so let me tell you that I did two photo shoots for this one dress. Originally we went to the city to take pictures and I loved the background view soooo much. When we got home and I looked at my pictures all I could see is the wrinkles in this dress and each panel seam in the skirt was noticeable! the bottom was not one seamless looking skirt. [Ya'll know what I said about ironing your garments right?] Well I realized I had not given the dress a FRESH ironing before this shoot and to top that off we had to get changed in the car so the dress was balled up all kinda way getting it on. So I said I can not post those pictures but they came out so good it was a shame. 

Today we went outside on our street to take more photos and low and behold the wind was kicking our butts! I was like damn it, I give up! We took a few pictures of my FRESH PRESSED dress, blowing in the wind but what I decided to was post them ALL....so here is a picture heavy post with two different sceneries, all because of WRINKLES! 

[Above.... A few shots in front of Mi' Casa  nicely pressed dress & Below... are the pictures we took in the city the  same dress not pressed....don't get me wrong the dress is still the bomb, just a little wrinkly [real word I swear]...... go ahead go back to the pictures at the top and see if the dress is wrinkle free, go head!
[I know  you're probably saying, the dress was not that bad and you're probably right but in my eyes I needed it pressed....carry-on] 
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38 comments

  1. Super cute! Love the orange print against the denim. Perfect combo. You nailed it once again. The model is simply just too cuuute! xx

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    1. Thanks, I was a little worried when I first put it together but then I was like "oh snap, this is "Tighttt"

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  2. So cute! You made the right decision love the photos up top!

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    1. My daughter agrees with you. thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Michelle,I just LOVE your spirit ma sistah ! You should be on a 'Fashion Police Commentary' or sumthin' ! Your posts are soooo funny and enjoyable to read.LOL
    As f or for your work,GAWJUS as always.:) LOVE the mix of fabric....and your dahlin' pretty daughter,BRINGS IT ALL THE TIME.:)

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    1. Victoria, thanks! In my head I am a comedian, it just doesn't always translate on the outside! But you get em and that's cool!

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  4. Gorgeous! Again, what type of camera do you use!

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  5. Hey Michelle where did you get the Orange fabric from?

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    1. I don't know your name but it's cool. Michael Levine's Fabrics has this fabric, copy the link: http://lowpricefabric.com/p-17034-african-cotton-ml286742-orange-black.aspx

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  6. Very cute dress on a beautiful young woman . I saw the gold dress on Pattern review. I LOVE it. You have great ideas for clothing.

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    1. Thank you! that gold dress is one of my most favorites makes. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I can't tell you how much I love everything you make. You make clothes that look so classy and fashionable! I love following your blog and Instagram. And btw...I agree with you...the picture with the pressed dress look better. ;)

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    1. Hey Unknown, Thank you so much for following me. I'm trying to do what I can to show people what they too can do with a little patience and fabric! LOL! [if you click on the Name/URL from the drop down box, you can add your first name to the post and you don't have to add a URL instead of being listed as unknown or anonymous* Cause I want to know who you are*]

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  8. This is FANTASTIC! (Sorry, it's so great I had to shout it out.) Love love love the panels of denim, colors, styling, etc. So happy to have discovered your blog for sewing inspiration. Cheers.

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    1. Gurl you can YELL as loud as you want! Thanks for the show of love and for taking the time to drop me a few lines here! Stay tuned I got lemon outfit that's your either going to love or hate!

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  9. This dress is unreal!!! Wow wow wow! I love it. I may have to take inspiration with the skirt from you, I have had this pattern (Butterick) in my stash for a while now, I have made the Cynthia Rowley one 3 times so far with no end in site. I love the denim bottom....! And the top! Ok, I just love everything.
    Have you made the whole Butterick pattern yet?

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    1. I was on the fence about the mixture of the fabrics for this dress and then they grew on me. I have not yet made the entire Butterick dress, I will in the spring. I hate making muslins for simple things like this dress and that's my problem. I need to make a muslin for the top since there were major fitting issues. But this dress ain't gonna conquer me I will prevail. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Somehow I stumbled across your blog (googling images for B5982) This dress is adorable. I absolutely love it. I would pay top dollar for this dress. In addition to that you have given me a wonderful idea for denim and the tons of jeans my husband recently gave me to be dropped off at goodwill. I'm so excited about doing something similar that I can hardly contain myself. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Yes darling hang on to those jeans! I am stoked that your digging my dress. This was the dress that almost wasn't! LOL!!! Make sure you stop by again and I am going to be doing a sew-along with some denim jeans, I want to make a mural of the flag using all shades of jean fabric.

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  11. Genius use of denim! I love everything about this dress. Great work.

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    1. Thanks Ashley I love refashioning denim!

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  12. I just loved it!
    Bold colors, great fit.
    Loved it.

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    1. Thanks a bunch it does fit her great I love, love that orange print.

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  13. This dress is seriously kick-ass and it looks amazing on you!

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    1. Thank you Carlee! The beautiful lacy in the dress is my daughter the face of the blog...you don't want to see me in that dress!

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  14. This is another great dress, I love the African orange print you worked with for the top.

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    1. I love this print and although this dress was re-vamped several times the last time produced a great little dress.

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  15. I LOVE this dress, wrinkly and not. I have loads of denim in my stash and am totally inspired to make it into something lovely now, I think you might be my new favourite sewing inspiration lady! Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Julia! I LOVE, LOVE refashioning and using old denim. The pieces are so interesting. And I am happy to be your new favorite sewing inspiration, I'm just wondering why it took you so long to find me! LOL! Welcome aboard.

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  16. I love this dress so much!! <3

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  17. I love this. Model looks Awesome!

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    1. I love using denim and the African print was a bonus.

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  18. I love the skirt it's beautiful! Quick question, when making the skirt did you cut the panels the same size or did you stagger the panel widths? Also is it gathered at the top? Thanks in advance.

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