Thursday, July 24, 2014

Aloha Spirit Refashion - Muu'Muu to Woo'Woo

My MIL found this muu'muu at the thrift store.  
I love the fabric print.  It's so me.
Except that it is a tent!
I was determined to turn this frumpy muu'muu into something gorgeous, as the fabric deserves.
Here is the muu'muu on:

Plenty of fabric to work with.
I picked two of my favorite patterns to work with.  
One was an skirt pattern and for the bodice I used a dress pattern, but omitted the bottom half.
I pressed the muu'muu and laid out the skirt pieces first on the bottom of the muu'muu.

Then cut the pieces for the bodice that needed to be on the fold next.
Then the pieces that did not need to be cut on the fold with the remainder of the muu'muu.

Here is the finished product!

I am sooooo happy with how it came out.  I think it can go casual or dressy.  Well, beach dressy ;).  
For the bodice top, I just evened out the bottom with the serger and hemmed it. 
I added a zipper to the back of the bodice.  I used what I had on hand, so unfortunately the zipper doesn't unzip all the way.  I have to pull it over my head, so I inserted the zipper upside down, so it at least unzips to the widest part of my torso.  Luckily, it worked and pulls on and off easily.  
No wiggle worm needed.

I think my muu'muu went to Woo!Woo!!
I love the peek-a-boo midriff.  
I also love that I can wear these pieces separate or together.

Now I just need to know where the next Luau is.

Check out my blog for more info on this dress and which patterns I used to create it.

Mahalo and Aloha!!!


jennifer elliott said...

That is simply gorgeous! Great job!

AlleRaa said...

Well done!

Nina said...

woo abs! looking good ;) great colour for you

Nanna said...

wow! you never would of known that started out as a moo moo! great refashion!


IWOM said...

Looks like you gots lots 'o scraps leftover -- any plans for those?

If so, do share!


Love Street Salvage said...

So cute! I love it.

Gema Ensenat said...

That's just gorgeous, LOVE IT!

Andrea said...

Ugh, so cute! And yeah, the abs are motivating me to work on mine ;) Such a great transformation.