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No-Sew Aquatic Muumuu to Dress Refashion

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As I began getting ready for a friend’s birthday party, I realized at the last minute I had nothing to wear!  I was already running late, and had to act FAST!

Fortunately, I had this little numba right here:

no sew muumuu to dress refashion before

Like I said, I had no time for this refashion.  I almost didn’t bother with photographing it as I was running that late! Buuuuut…I think it’s important to show that a refashion doesn’t have to be a lengthy process every time.  Sometimes a quick fix will do quite nicely!

I noticed there was a small run at the bottom of my future dress.

snag on dress
Hmmmnnnn….What to do?

So, I  grabbed my scissors and made a quick chop to get rid of it!

cutting off hem
Chop it!

I thought the sleeves could use a little shortness as well!

cutting off sleeve

Since this fabric is of the polyester non-fraying variety, I didn’t even mess with hems.  I just grabbed that bottom scrap, tied it around my waist, and headed to the party!  🙂

no sew muumuu to dress refashion after
Look! I’m tall!

Of course, I forgot it was a pool party!  Don’t worry, I still got in the water!

jillian at pool
No diving allowed!

But, I was jealous of everyone who remembered to bring their bathing suits.  :/

people in kiddie pools
They look so cool & relaxed!
Mini pool volleyball!
Mini pool volleyball!

My new dress kept me cool with its shortened length!

jillian in hat
The hat doesn’t hurt, either!

Methinks the Birthday Girl had a great time as well!

jillian and karen
Happy Birthday, Karen! 🙂
jillian and brad
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Brad in a picture smiling like a normal person…
jillian with cookie
C is for Cookie…That’s good enough for me!


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32 thoughts on “No-Sew Aquatic Muumuu to Dress Refashion”

  1. I am a fairly new reader, and I have to say…I am TOTALLY jealous of your cool friends and the awesome social events you go to. I am the one always throwing cool parties, but our lame (but lovable) friends never reciprocate. I am completely rethinking our circle of friends. Love the quick refashion too!

  2. What a great idea for a pool party when there’s not a full-sized pool!

    And once again you show that sometimes the smallest changes – like shortening the length – can revive a garment.

  3. My refashions tend to be of the involved variety, so I enjoy the quick-and-easy inspirations. I’m *really* looking forward to wearing cinched-around-the-waist things again… I’m almost 39 weeks pregnant right now… Wanted to send in a maternity refash but couldn’t get it together. Blame my 3-year-old. 😉

  4. My question is–does the refashion on this piece stop here? Or is it going to meet the scissors and sewing machine further down the road? Love the pool party, too funny!

  5. I’m curious, because you said you had nothing to wear (which I know is girl code for “I have plenty to wear but I don’t want any of it”) but how often do you re-wear your refashions?? So many have turned out so great that I would think you have a closet full of great things!

  6. I can’t tell you how jealous I am! I used to own this dress (found it at my favorite Goodwlll) and recently sold it at a garage sale (for like a buck!) Wish I had held on to it a little bit loner and I could have *copied* your alteration! Keep up the creative work 🙂

  7. Very cute transformation! I LoVe doing quick, simple refashions! If it’s too involved it often never gets finished for me :/


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