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Happy Holidays: A Muumuu Refashion

Refashioning a (Badly) Handmade Dress
A '70s Terry Cloth Dress Refashion & My First Pecha Kucha!

Hello everyone, and Happy Holidays!  

I hope yours have been just lovely and that you’ve spent them with those you hold dear, whoever they may be!  🙂

When I woke up Christmas morning, I eagerly rushed to my refashion rack.  I had been holding on to something very special for December 25th.

Muumuu Refashion before

When I was in Hawaii a couple months ago, I couldn’t resist picking up this awesome muu muu with its happy Christmas colors!

Then the waiting game began.

I waited patiently until Christmas and was happy to start chopping into to this ruffly frock!

First, that top ruffle had to go.

cutting off ruffle

That bottom ruffle quickly followed!

cutting off bottom of dress
Do you see a future skirt in that ruffle? I sure do!

In chopping off that bottom ruffle, the length of my new dress was quickly approaching the danger zone of too short!

No worries!

In order to make the smallest hem possible, I serged the bottom edge to prevent fraying, then pinned it under once about 1/2 inch.

pinning small hem
Just a teensy hem!

I stitched it down…

sewing dress

And just like that, I was all done and ready to spend a very Merry Christmas with some terrific friends in my sweet refashioned muumuu!  🙂

Oh!  and just look at my fantastic Christmas present!

Muumuu Refashion after

Ooookay…I’m just kidding!  This sweet ride belongs to my friend’s husband.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t pose with it!  🙂

Muumuu Refashion with motorcycle
My posing needs a lil work…

Erin and I spent the afternoon catching a much-anticipated film!

Into the woods poster
Into the Woods…It’s time to go! 🙂

That’s right! Into the Woods!

Erin and I were quite excited about it!

Jillian and Erin
Happy Christmas pals!

We even stopped for…ahem…refreshments beforehand!

small boxes of wine
Juice Boxes for grownups!


Muumuu Refashion before and after
Refashioning a (Badly) Handmade Dress
A '70s Terry Cloth Dress Refashion & My First Pecha Kucha!