From Muumuu to Maxi Dress 1
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From Muumuu to Maxi Dress

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I love muumuus! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Heck yeah!
Heck yeah!

They’re lightweight, comfy, and come in some pretty amazing colors & prints!

The only drawback is you really can’t wear them out in public. ย Well…not without a little refashioning, that is!

This $1 thrifted muumuu is about to get big makeover with the help of this scrap of fabric I found at the $1 a Pound Goodwill (a terrific place to find fabric, btw!).

Funky!
Funky!

But first, I needed to take it in a good bit.

Pinned!
Pinned!
Whirrrr!
Whirrrr!
Aaaaand Cut!
Aaaaand Cut!

Alright! ย Now for that scrap!

So far, so good!
So far, so good!

I laid out my scrap, folded it over to be the same length as the bottom hem of the dress, and then cut it accordingly. ย I intentionally cut it way longer than necessary so I could get the length perfect after I attached it.

The idea is, I just wanted to add on to the bottom and leave a side slit (so I could walk).

I attached the fabric to the bottom of the dress…

Just pin it on!
Just pin it on!

…Then I sewed it on with some fun teal thread!

My favorite color!  :)
My favorite color! ๐Ÿ™‚

I tried my dress on, marked my desired length with a safety pin, and chopped of the extra fabric. ย All that was left to do was finish off those raw edges!

Pin & Stitch!
Pin & Stitch!

Check that muumuu now! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Fun in fuschia!
Fun in fuschia!

I styled it with one of my fave ย vintage thrifted belts, some huge shades, a lovely bangle a friend gave me that says “Live with passion.”, and some plain old flip flops. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Fashion Blogger Pose #48
Fashion Blogger Pose #48

I rocked this new frock at the Jam Room Music Festival on Main Street, where I checked out the musical awesomeness that is The Woggles! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Woggles wobble, but they don't fall down!
Woggles wobble, but they don’t fall down!
This gent has a crrrrrazy amount of energy!  :)
This gent has a crrrrrazy amount of energy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Of course, I wasn’t alone!

What trickery is Ken contemplating???
What trickery is Ken contemplating???
He's pretty swell.  :)
He’s pretty swell. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers!

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