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Project 3: The Mustard Midi Dress

08/12/2016

If there is something that has taken me forever to finish in the last couple of months, then it surely has to be this dress. It`s not that it was a struggle putting it up together, but so many things kept coming in between this project hence why the major delay. Thinking of it, i actually remember one quote that my teacher always installed in me and i`ve never forgotten it since then. ,, Der Weg ist wichtiger als das Produkt” which simply means that the journey one partakes is more important than the end product or results.

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In the journey you have the ability to learn and acquire new skills. You have the chance to try something new, mess up and  try again and again. The journey prepares you for something even better. Greater. Awesome.  You grow. You cry. You feel frustrated. This is exactly how i felt with this project. I did not want to put myself under any pressure. So i took my time in it without having any sorts of regret. And i`m pleased with how it all turned out.

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The Midi Dress is one classic trend that i love and i wouldn`t mind having in all kinds of shapes, designs and colors. That`s why it`s one of those things which was on top of my sewing list. I chose the mustard color since i knew we were approching Fall and there is nothing that screams Fall than Mustard. I chose the pattern from an old Burda magazine which has vintage patterns that i love. The material is very stretchy which takes the comfort level of this dress to a whole new magnitude. To add some fun on this simple dress, i decided to add a collar and belt  for that extra ooomph.

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Styling it wasn`t a pain since the mustard color is very rich. Some black pumps and my black bag (which really needs a break for now, (hides face) did the job for me. I have been hunting down for different fabrics to make more dresses since i now got the hang of it. One challenge that i have experinced though from using Patterns is that i always have to adjust the measurements on me several times. Mostly with stretchy fabrics. On this dress in particular i had to take in so much fabric on the sides which resulted in me wasting alot of material since there was no i way i could re-use it again for future projects. I guess that`s just the downside i have to point out. There is nothing cute in wasting anything. All in all i`m super happy with the overall fit and turn out. I still have a long way to go but i`m totally grateful to have an opportunity to be in this journey where i`m able to learn new skills and evolve into a better person. Thank you so much for being part of it 🙂

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Love and lots of Love

Milly 🙂

Outfit Details

Dress: by me

Shoes: Primark

Bag: H&M

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35 Comments

  • Reply emily 09/12/2016 at 6:18 am

    Girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl this is life!!!!!!! Wahhhhhhhhhhhhh, I absolutely love EVERYTHING about this…. From the color,to the cuts to Every single detail….. You are going places hun…. The frustrations in such projects are things that have pretty much become the story of my life nowadays but the end result is always worth it….. Good job hunny…. And thank you for making my Friday….. Heading to watch that video and I’ll be set for my weekend…. Big kiss boo :*

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 27/12/2016 at 11:18 pm

      You are way too kind hun! Glad you loved it and i`m loving the progress so far:)
      It has been anamazing journey i must say…
      Thank you so much 🙂

  • Reply Ninarose 09/12/2016 at 6:40 am

    Job well done am proud of you following the footsteps of Monique
    Am sure she will be soo happy to see this
    Now the next project should be my own or something for the boys

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 27/12/2016 at 11:20 pm

      Yes hun! Monique is super proud and she never stops encouraging me to do my best 🙂
      Yours will be coming very soon
      mwaaaaah!

  • Reply Mj 09/12/2016 at 7:04 am

    It is gorgeous and perfect!
    Well done.
    X

  • Reply Suitup55 09/12/2016 at 7:07 am

    Wow!! Beautiful indeed. Great Work Mily and the styling was amazing as well, the modelling as well.
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  • Reply Esther 09/12/2016 at 8:41 am

    I can’t believe you made this masterpiece yourself. That’s talent! It’s safe to say I’m Mustard obsessed so of course I’m in love with the whole look. Great job girl
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  • Reply Carol 09/12/2016 at 9:22 am

    Wow…beautiful mustard dress, well done Milly!

  • Reply Thrifty Phat 09/12/2016 at 6:25 pm

    I loove LOVE this dress! Every detail on it is just classy, simple and sassy! great job!

  • Reply Fashionably Idu 11/12/2016 at 2:11 am

    I applaud you for creating this FABULOUS outfit. I love the midi length and the color is everything. The color and belt details are great additions. I want one! Very beautiful!!!

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    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 27/12/2016 at 11:25 pm

      Thank you beautiful!
      We will organize one for you 🙂
      Appreciate the love and support!

  • Reply Wendee 12/12/2016 at 4:10 am

    gorgeous dress.

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  • Reply Linda 13/12/2016 at 6:57 am

    Yaaaaaas..Am loving the progress you have made..Such a good job you’ve done with this dress dear!
    The color is everything..I loooooove!Keep slaying ma’

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  • Reply Elle 14/12/2016 at 12:07 pm

    Gosh Milly, Sorry it has taken me like forever to be here but this dress had me lusting while on the plane. Girl you rock, you are so exceptional and what I love it sana. From the colors to how you wore it. Its just more than beautiful hun. Clapsssss
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    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 27/12/2016 at 11:27 pm

      You are a breathe of fresh air Elle!
      Always a pleasure to have you around 🙂

  • Reply Wenluditoh Daniellah 15/12/2016 at 6:40 pm

    Taking your time to do something is always the best thing one can do.Its the goal that pushes you towards working on what you love hun. If anything comes in between you just hold on cause the fruits of a work well done is so amazingly sweet. I love love this dress doll you did a great job! I think you are now perfect and know all the corners when it comes to sewing! Look at you now . Shining through your own work.(inserting emoji with both hands pointing upwards)
    The styling was also great cause you didn’t get the dress out of sight. The black made it more elegant and very much in focus .
    Soon I will be placing orders hun ha!
    Enjoy your Evening sweetie
    x
    http://www.fashiongalorelovers.com

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 27/12/2016 at 11:28 pm

      My Wendy 🙂
      You know how to warm my heart!
      Can i ever thank you enough??
      I`m so blessed to have met you hun!
      So so blessed…..

  • Reply Yanikeur 17/12/2016 at 5:04 pm

    The dress is beautiful as you are the color is so nice I love everything about tha loook have a nice Christmas break xoxo

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 27/12/2016 at 11:29 pm

      Thank you dear!
      The break is everything i ever needed right now!
      Just chills and netflix haha 🙂

  • Reply yanikeur 19/12/2016 at 8:18 pm

    mustard is a nice color and on this dress it just the top you look so nice milly i love the bad and shoes and the dress is lovely you always know how to coordinate outfit this is what i actually love about you and your style keep it up you are doing e a great job kisses

  • Reply Dee 22/12/2016 at 9:31 am

    I think midi dresses are ur thing! U look so stylish and this really shows off your gorgeous shape. I love the colour and the belt detail too. Your hard work really paid off! X x x

  • Reply Lola 29/12/2016 at 12:12 pm

    beautiful look 🙂

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  • Reply Cheptoo Cece 31/01/2017 at 6:14 am

    Pleassssse let me steal that dress. I love the mustard color with the black details, its beautiful.

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  • Reply Natassia Crystal 12/02/2017 at 9:47 pm

    It’s a great dress.. you have done a wonderful job! And I love the colour! ♥

    Looking beautiful as always! And as always, paired with some killer stiletto heels! 🙂

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  • Reply Emma 17/10/2017 at 1:32 pm

    you’ve just renewed my love for sewing…. a beautiful dress in a killer body.

    • Styled by Milly
      Reply Styled by Milly 25/10/2017 at 5:39 pm

      Yessss!! Go for it mama! You will be amazed on what you can bring to life with your hands 🙂

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