Liz likes elephants. Liz’s grandmother knows this, so she gave her this:
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! 🙂
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!
That’s right! I put my muumuu into a dye bath in my washing machine, following the directions on the dye bottle.
I knew I couldn’t handle this busy of a print on a dress, so I did a bit of chopping!
I cut off a good bit of length from the bottom.
Next, I began taking my new top in!
I ended up losing the pockets, but concessions must be made!
My new top was looking better, but I didn’t like those poufy sleeves, so I cut them off!
As I cut the second sleeve, I managed to make quite a mess of it. :/
That’s what happens when you’re snipping late at night while watching Sherlock episodes on Netflix.
I certainly managed to Cumberbotch that up, eh (har har!)? 😀
I restitched that messed up seam, and was back in business!
I pinned my new arm holes down.
Then, I stitched them down.
After adding a hem to the bottom of my new top, I was ready to head out to a friend’s art show! 🙂
I stayed cool & comfortable in my new top!
His paintings were just as awesome as I expected them to be!
I even managed to snag a couple of pics of the artist himself!
While perusing, I ran into my fellow Theatre Critic, August!
If you live in Columbia, SC and would like to see more of Michael’s work, be sure to swing by HoFP Gallery!