Get ready for an OMG moment with this piece Amy sent in…
I fell in love with this vintage muumuu because of the huge Georgia O’Keefe-like flowers on the neon orange background, plus it is 100% cotton, and it was made in Hawaii! It was a little pricey ($25) and so for a year it sat in the closet while I considered the best approach.
As you can see by the pictures, the dress was all business in the front, but the party was going on in back with a serious overlap of extra fabric. I loved how it scooped but the rest kind of reminded me of a mullet.
My little girls loved the fabric too, and were angling for me to make pillows for their room and I almost went in that direction, but at the last minute inspiration struck!
What do you think Amy will do?? (PS, I know and it’s awesome. It also involves more than just one piece!!)
I’ve been having my share of chilly weather while I’ve been away from Southern California, so checking out Brenda Dee’s piece made me warm and happy. Emphasis on the WARM!
I perform with a Hawaiian ukulele group, and I love to wear vintage, especially with petticoats! However, those dresses are very pricey, so I love to do it myself. I found this vintage XL Hilo Hattie Hawaiian muumuu…
…for $8 at the Goodwill.
I’ve totally found Hilo Hattie pieces in my thrifting travels and love when the tags start looking familiar! I wonder how Brenda Dee will transform this into ukulele-performing-perfection?
Leanne got her hands on a muumuu!!! I had to share this one with everybody stat.
I’ve been following your blog for a while, and have been super inspired by all the recreations! Since things have been winding down at the end of grad school, I’ve found a little more free time to try out some of my own recreations. I’ve also found that my creative juices, which were piled under homework, are now starting to resurface! So, I went shopping at a local thrift store and found this beauty for less than $4.
I loved the print, and it reminded me of the many hideous nightgowns/robes you have fabulously remade, so I decided to give it a go.
I love the print too, Leanne!! I would have for sure snagged this piece as well. Let’s see how she transformed it!
Today’s creation comes from my upstate NY girl Gretchen!
I really enjoy your blog and have been sewing all my life. Most recently I’ve been doing quilting and home deco things like draperies, pillows, slipcovers, etc. Your blog has been inspirational and I have shared the link with family and friends. This Thanksgiving my daughter, who is in graduate school out of town, picked up an old silk Liz Claiborne dress at the local Goodwill for $1.50 thinking I could do something with it. I swear I had this same dress sometime back in the 1980s! (Maybe it was my dress!) The fabric was lovely with polka dots, the red color was great, and it had some nice detail in the collar, but was clearly very dated, dowdy and too big.
On New Years’ Eve, we tackled this project.
I’m already loving this fabric, so I can’t wait to see how it turns out!!