Day 343: Fab Foodie Dress

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Day 342: Welcome to Jillian Place Dress

I’ve had today’s piece for quite a while.  I really wasn’t quite sure what I’d be able to do with it!  :/

See what I mean? You’d be intimidated too!

By the way, don’t let that fence behind me fool ya.  My neighbors can totally see me when I do my before pics outside.  They probably think I’m insane!  :)

Anywho…back to this insane muumuu!  I chose it for its cute foodie print.  :)

Yum! :)

Sadly, this thing is just flippin’ huge on me!  I decided to take it in from the back…a LOT!  On my dress form it went!


Then, I sewed a single seam down my pinned line.


This left me loads of extra fabric to snip off!


Okay…so now my new dress is looking much better and size-appropriate!  But, I still needed to hike up the length a good bit more.

Chop & Hem! :)

Check that wonky muumuu out now!  :)

Such a fun little frock! :)

Now I just need to wear it to the grocery store! :)

This comfy cotton dress is just the thing for a hot SC day!  :)

Fun with camera filters! :)


Day 344: Perfect Pillowcases
Day 342: Welcome to Jillian Place Dress

18 Comments on Day 343: Fab Foodie Dress

  1. Amy Callahan
    June 9, 2012 at 4:29 pm (3 years ago)

    Adorable! I love seeing what you do with those gigantic mou mous!

  2. learningnewtricks
    June 9, 2012 at 10:57 pm (3 years ago)

    From a huge dress to a “huge” improvement! I have sandals just like yours!

  3. monica s
    June 9, 2012 at 11:51 pm (3 years ago)

    ok, so you inspire me! and i love your blog. please keep up what you’re doing! :) I’m never short of amazed with what you do with things i think are “ugly” and make them so cute!!

  4. tilacata
    June 10, 2012 at 12:51 am (3 years ago)

    I love it, I was almost hoping you’d make it into a tablecloth ;) it just reminds me of a picnic. Fortunately you saved it from a terrible fate and made it great!

    • Bat Ma'am
      June 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm (3 years ago)

      LOL I was thinking the same, it looks table-cloth-esque but so cute now! I think I might have chopped off the sleeves too.

      • tilacata
        June 12, 2012 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

        I’m glad to know I’m not alone on that one. :)

  5. LVernia
    June 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Love your refashioned fashions. You have inspired me to redo several items, including a purse, that I never would have considered attempting. Keep up the fun!

  6. Melinda Lee Jakobovits
    June 11, 2012 at 8:55 am (3 years ago)

    I’ve just started reading your blog and you have really inspired me!! I’ve been going through my wardrobe to see what I can change up. I have a cotton muumuu that is shaped very similarly to this before shot- I wore it as a Halloween costume as Mrs. Roper a couple of years ago. It’s been just hanging in my closet and now I know how to attack it to turn it into something cute!

  7. allie
    July 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm (3 years ago)

    How did you learn to sew??

      • jane
        November 13, 2013 at 11:49 am (2 years ago)

        Maybe I’m just dense when it comes to sewing but I how did you get this dress to look gathered or almost pleated around the waist? Is it just from taking it in?

        and what kind of dress form do you use?

        • ReFashionista
          November 14, 2013 at 8:32 am (2 years ago)

          Yep! The pleating was always there. :)

  8. libbysawyer
    January 8, 2013 at 6:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I would have made an apron with matching pot holders and kitchen towels because that dress IS intimidating.

  9. S.
    March 3, 2013 at 11:29 pm (2 years ago)

    You could probably make some curtains with the left over fabric.

  10. Cindy
    April 7, 2013 at 11:40 am (2 years ago)

    Love all your work

  11. Yasmin Allen
    June 29, 2015 at 8:12 am (2 months ago)

    I think the dress would look good with a wide red belt.


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