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Muu (Muu) Ha Ha!

Bursting at the Seams
Cute as a Button

Well lookie at this!

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Muu Muu!

I’ve got a big solo-pocketed muu muu!  It’s comfy (once you give up your sense of dignity), but I can’t go out looking like this!

First off, I cut a bit off the bottom.  This will be my sash later.

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Basement Kitteh peers into your soul.

Then, I pinned the muu muu at the bust, waist, and hips where it would fit me.  I used my sewing gauge to make sure each side was even.

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Let the transformation begin!

I ran it through my machine, even the sleeves.

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Whirrrrrrrrrrrrr!

I chopped of the excess material from each side. I was sad to see that solo pocket go, but was consoled by how nicely this dress was turning out.  🙂

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Byeee Pocket! You'll be missed!

Now for that raw edge on the bottom!  I pinned my new hem under and ran it under the needle.

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Hello there, Mr. Hem!

Remember that scrap I hacked off the bottom originally?  I gave it a new life as the sash for my sweet new dress.  I folded it over once, inside out, and pinned it.

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Oh hai, Mr. Future Sash!

Then I sewed it up!

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Well hello there, Mr. Sash!

I trimmed off the excess fabric, turned my tube ‘o fabric inside out, and sewed the ends closed.

And that’s it!  I was all done and had an adorable dress to go hit up some art events in.  🙂

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From frump to fab!

Check out my new ‘do!  I just got it trimmed for the first time since I shaved it several months ago for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation (to raise money for childhood cancer research).  Now I no longer look like the 5th Beatle! 🙂

I headed out to check out some fun art events downtown, including an exhibition featuring my very talented boss, Clay Burnette.  He makes amazing pine straw baskets, jewelery, and hand-woven scarves.

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a tisket
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a tasket
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such amazing baskets!
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Look! It's Clark Ellefson!

Cheers!

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