I actually had another blog post in mind for today but I am just too excited not to blog about my foray into sewing clothes. I am a sewing beginner for sure, so it came to everyone’s surprise (especially me) how this turned out.
Background story: I bought this horrible muumuu type denim dress at Goodwill last October as part of a Halloween costume (‘Big Love’ was the theme and several female coworkers and I dressed as sister-wives and a male coworker dressed as our ‘husband’…yes, very un-PC). Anyway, I didn’t want to just donate it back to Goodwill thinking that I could reuse the dress somehow. Well, I recently saw THIS refashion and I was just smitten. The gears in my head started turning and I was inspired to take out that muumuu and start sewing.
Here’s what happened…behold the transformation!
-the refashioned dress front is actually the old dress’ back. You’ll notice 1 button if you look at the refashioned dress’ back and that’s left over from the front of the muumuu. Because of this, I had to cut out and sew up the side pockets because they were facing the wrong way.
-I didn’t sew in a zipper. The original waist was a little loose so I sewed in 2 strips of thick elastic inside the back of the refashioned dress; you’ll notice a gather in the back
-The original front pockets were sewn together to turn them into a bow! I turned the bow into a pin so it can be worn wherever!
-I used pre-made trim to sew across the sweetheart neckline. I was thinking of also trimming the bottom hem. Not sure yet.
-The halter straps were made from the original sleeves.
-Frumpy denim muumuu dress, thrifted $4.59
-Polka dot sash that I used as a belt and as a headband, thrifted $1
-Sole Society suede peeptoe pumps, Sole Society OLD
-Vintage yellow/white beaded necklace, ebay $5
-Bow pin made by me
-Sewing supplies $10
Total: not too shabby!
What do you think, dear readers?!