Day 343: Fab Foodie Dress

Day 344: Perfect Pillowcases
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! :)


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19 thoughts on “Day 343: Fab Foodie Dress

  1. 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!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

      1. 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?

        1. The are online tutorials on how to make a dress form, but they can’t be refitted. You take close footing junk clothes, like leggings that don’t suck you in (check thrift stores if you dont have a snagged or ugly pair, and a thin fabric tee that’s not bunched.
          Then you get a friend to tape around your covered areas, and VERY CAREFULLY, cut a slit down, releasing you. (So wear bra and undies or it will be real embarrassing!)
          You then stuff it and tape the cut area back up.
          Oh, you can just do the top, but you might want the legs too, which I say bite the bullet and get it all done.
          Or maybe you could buy one from a fabric store, or find a used one on Craigslist???

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