It’s muumuu time!!
I feel like it’s been a bit since my last muumuu and this particular piece was super rad. I loved the pattern, the pockets…
…and the fluttery collar at the neck.
I can’t wait to work some magic!!
The first thing I did was attack that fluttery neck. The idea was cute, but wasn’t working for me on this muumuu! With a seam ripper, I began to remove!
When I finished, I was left with this chunk of fabric…
…we’ll add this somewhere else soon!! I hit the sleeves next and just cut them both off with my Fiskars shears.
Now we’re cooking with gas!! Collar is gone, sleeves are gone…time to fix that neck!!
I trimmed a triangular section from the front and the back of the dress using the old neckline end point as my guide.
I pinned under the raw edges and sewed everything in place, taking in the body as well to make it nice and fit!
After trying out the finished look, I made a decision on the fly to do a little pinch and cinch action below my collarbone. I have to say that I loved the way this turned out. New cut, new fit – perfect thing for a night out!!
There were two sashes attached at the front of the dress that wrapped around and tied in the back. No need for an extra belt = total score!!
I brought along my multicolored metallic cardigan (vintage Betsey Johnson) for cuteness/warmth while getting to hang with my fave pal RM.
As we were walking, this dude named Justin (because I totally asked him what his name was) accosted my camera. He took his own personal glamour shot…
…without knowing that I like to post pictures on my blog for all of you to see Ssssssssorry.
He was nice to take a pic of me with RM…
…and even directed us to dip for another shot. Yep, dip. Yep, on the street.
For all his photo direction, I figured I couldn’t scurry away without a shot with him.
We left our new acquaintance and lo and behold we came across bleachers on the sidewalk!! I obviously sat down on them, like you do, when there’s bleachers on the street!
What a super fun night! Nothing like amazing company and random street happenings to make it memorable
Oh and comfortable shoes too…that totally gets thrown into the mix of awesomeness!! (PS, these are Michael Kors – I scored them on eBay and are beyond comfy!!)