It was another rainy day here in Los Angeles!! For the handful of times that we see rain each year, I was embracing it with open, long sleeve-wearing arms! I love, love, love days like these, but after yesterday, I knew what to expect and I was going to be completely prepared.
And by prepared, I mean I'm a be wearing an ensemble that's along the lines of muumuu-converted-into-something-totally-not-muumuu-looking-anymore.
Couldn't be happier with these dark fall colors...black, burnt orange, marigold, beige, and blue...sign me up!! I cut off about eight inches to turn this into a shorter piece.
This excess will most definitely be used again...it's going to make an awesome head scarf that will rival those worn by the über chic Edie Beale.
I don't have the fur to match, but the scarf is spot on! Baby steps...
Next I got the edging ready for a new hem. Pins, check!!
I took care of the hem and began taking it in with the help of my sewing machine. I went along the sleeves and all the way down the body to make it more fitted.
There was some one pocket action happening again, but I just snipped it off. We went in about two inches on each side just to give the big, flowy muumuu a little more shape.
Now before wearing the final product, this piece was going to be turned around!! The back was going to become the new front - long zippered front goes to the back - and fah-bulous gathered area that was only getting love from behind was going to be getting front row seats.
Just paired with some textured tights, my black rain boots (these puppies have a ridiculous wedge but they're not letting anything in, even after accidental puddle steps), and my umbrella, this dress was waterproof!!
I still can't get enough of my new gathered front area...I totally love!! Rainproof ensemble approved!!