Well take a lookie loo at my brand new (to me) muumuu!
I’ve got a comfy solo-pocketed muumuu! It’s comfy (once you give up your sense of dignity), but I can’t go out looking like this!
First off, I cut a bit off the bottom. This will be my sash later.
Then, I pinned the muu muu at the bust, waist, and hips where it would fit me. I used my sewing gauge to make sure each side was even.
I ran it through my machine, even the sleeves.
I chopped of the excess material from each side. I was sad to see that solo pocket go, but was consoled by how nicely this dress was turning out. 🙂
Now for that raw edge on the bottom! I pinned my new hem under and ran it under the needle.
Remember that scrap I hacked off the bottom originally? I gave it a new life as the sash for my sweet new dress. I folded it over once, inside out, and pinned it.
Then I sewed it up!
I trimmed off the excess fabric, turned my tube ‘o fabric inside out, and sewed the ends closed.
And that’s it! I was all done and had an adorable dress to go hit up some art events in. 🙂
Check out my new ‘do! I just got it trimmed for the first time since I shaved it several months ago for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation (to raise money for childhood cancer research). Now I no longer look like the 5th Beatle! 🙂
I headed out to check out some fun art events downtown, including an exhibition featuring my very talented boss, Clay Burnette. He makes amazing pine straw baskets, jewelery, and hand-woven scarves.
11 thoughts on “Muumuu to Art Show Dress Refashion”
very cute, i like this one a lot!
love love love it!!!
Aha!! I found it yay!! Wow that really is an amazing thing to do for charity! How muh did you raise?!
I absolutely adore this dress! Paired with those tights, it’s downright perfect. You’re so awesome!!!
This looks amazing on you!
Is that Clark’s first appearance on your blog?!
Great work with the moo moo too.
And can I get my soul back from Basement Kitteh? She more than peered into it. Just sayin’.
I think it is Clark’s first appearance (unless you count his framed robot head in every “before” pic) 🙂 And no…you cannot have your soul back. You should know by now to never look basement kitteh directly in the eyes. 🙂
I like this one a lot 🙂
Oh and your hair looks fab too!
I refashion stuff too and one of my next projects is a muu muu so it is interesting to see your take! Turned out lovely!
I’m new to your blog, and just wanted to say I love seeing the things that you make! I’m always excited to see what your finds turn into. Keep up the amazing work!