Elephants on Parade:  From MuuMuu to Pre-Fall Top! 1
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Elephants on Parade: From MuuMuu to Pre-Fall Top!

Scrub Upcycle!
From 80's Meh to 60's Mod!

Liz likes elephants.  Liz’s grandmother knows this, so she gave her this:

ReFashionista | Elephant MuuMuu
White Elephants on Parade! 🙂

While the thought behind this gift was very sweet, Liz felt guilty for keeping this muumuu that she knew she’d never wear, so she gave it to me!  🙂

ReFashionista | MuuMuu before
Don’t worry, Elephants! I’ll give you a good home!

I was thrilled!  I looooove a good muumuu refashion!

I also loved those elephants, but I didn’t love that stark black-and-white color combo.  You can probably guess what I did first!

This should be a nice color for early Fall! This should be a nice color for early Fall!

I knew I couldn’t handle this busy of a print on a dress, so I did a bit of chopping!

Don't worry! I saved that scrap! Don’t worry! I saved that scrap!

Next, I began taking my new top in!

Pin! Pin!
...and whirrrrr! …and whirrrrr!

I ended up losing the pockets, but concessions must be made!

I'll miss you. :( I’ll miss you guys.  🙁

My new top was looking better, but I didn’t like those poufy sleeves, so I cut them off!

Bye-eeee! Bye-eeee!

As I cut the second sleeve, I managed to make quite a mess of it.  :/

WHAT?!?! WHAT?!?!
Geez! Was I paying attention AT ALL? Geez! Was I paying attention AT ALL?

That’s what happens when you’re snipping late at night while watching Sherlock episodes on Netflix.

I blame you, Benedict Cumberbatch...you weird handsome alien! :) I blame you, Benedict Cumberbatch…you weird, handsome alien! 🙂

I certainly managed to Cumberbotch that up, eh (har har!)?  😀

I restitched that messed-up seam, and was back in business!

Totally fixable! Totally fixable!

I pinned my new arm holes down, and stitched them up as well!

Pinning! Pinning!
Stitching! Stitching!

After adding a hem to the bottom of my new top, I was ready to head out to a friend’s art show!  🙂

It's Michael Krajewski! :) It’s Michael Krajewski! 🙂
Wholly Moley! :) Wholly Moley! 🙂

I recently interviewed Michael for my column in MidlandsBiz, and I was really excited about his show!

Can't wait to see his work! Can’t wait to see his work!

His paintings were just as awesome as I expected them to be!

Heeee-yah! Heeee-yah!
Don't believe me? Go ask Alice! Don’t believe me? Go ask Alice!
But wait...there's more! But wait…there’s more!

I even managed to snag a couple of pics of the artist himself!

Elephants on Parade:  From MuuMuu to Pre-Fall Top! 2 “Look at something over there!”
Michael explains his work. Michael explains his work.

While perusing, I ran into my fellow Theatre Critic, August!

Everyone's a critic...or at least we are! :) Everyone’s a critic…or at least we are! 🙂

If you live in Columbia, SC and would like to see more of Michael’s work, be sure to swing by HoFP Gallery!

I do so enjoy Columbia's art scene! :) I do so enjoy Columbia’s art scene! 🙂

Cheers!

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