From Muumuu to Wrap Dress 1
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From Muumuu to Wrap Dress

Wannabe Wednesday: Tarjay Edition
Andrea's Reader ReFash!

I take back everything I’ve ever said about enjoying summer, or wanting winter to end, or being tired of wearing jackets.  Every year, I think I love summer, as long as it isn’t actually summer at the time.  Every year I’m wrong.  I’m not sure if it’s the bugs, the yard work in 90+ degree heat, the effect of humidity on my hair, being constantly red & sweaty, or the elevated electricity bill – but I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!!!

When I was invited to a goat roast (Why do people want to do things outside right now?!?), I reluctantly accepted.  I knew that no matter what I wore, I was going to swelter and marinate in my own sweat, so I went with the lightest and most comfy item on my refashion rack.

Welcome to my muumuu!
Welcome to my muumuu!

It’s hard to see in the photo, but this muumuu was bit faded.  I tossed it in a dye bath with a mixture of these guys…hoping for a darker, more muted color.

Should work, right?
Should work, right?

I couldn’t find a tag to tell me the fabric content of this piece, so I crossed my fingers and hoped it was 100% cotton (so the dye would really soak it!).

It's not looking too good. :/
It’s not looking too good. :/

See how the dress doesn’t seem to be picking up much of the dye?  Yeah…that’s because it didn’t.  Sadness.  🙁

I have multiple plans for this frock, but for today, I went with a no-sew refashion!

I took the sleeves and twisted them towards the front of me, like so:

See?
See?

I tied the sleeves together near my left side and tucked them in.  Then I pulled the fabric around my waist and pinned it to make it more fitted.

Pin!
Pin!

I grabbed one of my favorite brooches that used to belong to my grandmother and used it to hide the pin/give my frock a bit of something special!

Isn't it wonderful?
Isn’t it wonderful?

And just like that, I was ready to roast with a goat!  🙂

Jamie apparently approves!
Jamie apparently approves!

I like the Caribbean look of my new dress, and it seems pretty fitting for the occasion!  🙂

Goat!
Goat!
We shouldn't be trusted with spears, you guys. :/
It’s like ‘Lord of the Flies’, but with crazy grownups! 🙂

 

A most speartastic Supper Club!
A most speartastic Supper Club!
We take our goat verrrrry seriously.
We take our goat verrrrry seriously.

Like I said, I have other pro-sew plans for this frock as well.  I think I can get at least a couple of fun summer pieces out of it!  🙂

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Cheers!

 

 

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