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"Pink & Red" Mimi

Added Feb 1, 2010

by loyl8

Wauwatosa, Wisco...






Faith.Hope.Love.Cure.Heart. This dress was in honor of my husband’s late grandma, Mimi, who died in 2008 from breast cancer and for everyone else who is battling cancer, beat cancer, for the families, the nurses and doctors involved, the support groups; this is for everyone involved. I’m a nurse and once was an oncology nurse for a brief period. People battling cancer are very strong people especially children. My prayers go out to everyone. I currently work on a heart floor and patients having heart attacks are getting younger and younger. Don’t forget: prevention and check ups is the first line of defense against cancer & heart disease.

Finally my pink and red!!! I was soo excited to see this challenge. This dress is made from fabric I had stashed away. I wish it was all silk but all I had was polyester. oh well. I originally made a skirt but realized it would look better as a dress so, I took the circle skirt and added rows of alternating pale pink/red scallops that were machine zig-zagged edged with coats & clark atom red and pale pink thread. The bottom part of the dress has a red ruffle around it. Then I added the top part of the dress. It’s a deep-v in the front and back, pale pink for the bottom and red on top. The pale pink fabric has the same zig-zagged edge scallop on it. I hand sewed a black silk waist band around it. It has in invisible zipper on the side. The bottom part is lined in red non-static fabric. The top can be worn a couple ways. The red is not sewn down so you can scrunch it up, let it down, or have it wide. I added a detachable pink flower with red zig-zagged edge in honor of breast cancer and heart awareness. I did not use a pattern for this dress. I used directions for the circle skirt from a book called “sew what! skirts”. The scallop I traced the bottom of a small paper plate. I can’t wait to wear this dress out!!!!! Hope you like it, I know I do!!!!

I wish I had better photos!!! Solo photo session again!

Material Notes

Red poly georgette, pink poly chiffon, black silk dupioni for the waist band, red poly non-static liner, coats & clark atom red zipper, coats & clark pale pink and atom red thread (lots and lots of it), hook & eye closure, and love.




Garment Type
Chiffon, Other, Polyester, Silk

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    Aug 3, 2012, 02.07 PMby ana siew

    it is cute!

    Is the pattern hard to draft?

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      Aug 5, 2012, 04.00 AMby loyl8

      Thank you. No not really just a circle skirt with rows of scallops. Top was just drafted as I went.

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    Apr 4, 2011, 03.33 AMby mnavoy

    SUCH a beautiful dress

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    Sep 2, 2010, 01.39 AMby pumpkinpatches

    Wow! This is uber cool, I love it

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    Aug 23, 2010, 12.18 PMby junespoon

    beautiful….o i am so inspired right now!

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    Feb 19, 2010, 08.34 PMby minirice

    congrats :) this is my fav out of the comp x

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    Feb 11, 2010, 12.47 PMby skwarynia

    Hello I voted for your dress in the competition:)[I voted for myself too:)] I like it so much-no pattern but the result is so cool! Anyway, good luck in the competition!

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      Feb 12, 2010, 04.14 AMby loyl8

      thanks soo much. good luck to you too. your dress is super super cute and i like the photos too :) good luck

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    Feb 8, 2010, 08.09 AMby makemee

    very beautiful!

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    Feb 4, 2010, 04.23 PMby chavrita

    i love it!

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    Feb 2, 2010, 08.38 PMby pixelink

    it’s gorgeous, has a spanish flamenco flair about it, love the spin on the skirt… best of luck on your design ;-)

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    Feb 2, 2010, 12.53 PMby petitmoutonbleu

    woowwwww Very sexy and beautifulll dressss OMG!!!! lol. I just love ittt

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    Feb 2, 2010, 07.42 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    love the skirt! the scallops are awesome and it attracts alot of attention. very good job all round! i might try a skirt like that

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      Feb 2, 2010, 08.45 AMby loyl8

      oooh you should…it’s really fun!!

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    Feb 2, 2010, 03.54 AMby sewneenee

    very cute dress, you did a great job and you look fab in it!

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    Feb 2, 2010, 01.34 AMby drflen

    I love how everything drapes so well… And I love the deep neckline.

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    Feb 2, 2010, 12.16 AMby ladysophie

    You did a really good job, well done!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 09.29 PMby nikkialexis

    This is by far my favorite entry in the contest. In fact, if I saw this in a store, I would buy it in a heartbeat. It’s wonderful that someone like you is on a site like this, to inspire so many others out there. :)

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    Feb 1, 2010, 07.24 PMby littlevigilante

    Cute and daring! Way to go!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 06.26 PMby Lucha Suarez

    super cute!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 03.15 PMby cquinn13

    Wow! I don’t think I’d be brave enough to ever wear this, but I really like it! It looks like something you’d see on a movie star somewhere :)

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      Feb 1, 2010, 11.00 PMby loyl8

      thank you for the nice comment. You could wear it. When it comes to fashion and if you like it shouldn’t matter what others think as long as you feel cute and beautiful ;.>

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    Feb 1, 2010, 10.57 AMby saori

    this is beautiful! i love the colors and the design.

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    Feb 1, 2010, 10.09 AMby lilybart

    Wow! How wonderful!! Really original design.

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    Feb 1, 2010, 09.48 AMby malinfjell

    Fan-freakin-tastic! I love this dress!

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    Feb 1, 2010, 05.16 AMby michelleiswell

    so cute. love the layers and sleeves

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    Feb 1, 2010, 05.12 AMby 5294sandras

    How adorable!!

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