Not only is it Election Day, but this muumuu was one of the pieces I chose to refashion specifically for a segment I did for E! News which aired last night! (Woo hoo for E! and Ryan Seacrest!!) The clip is at the end of the post - I didn't want to ruin the surprise of the after shot :) Since the show aired, I had to follow up in one of the ensembles...this one turned out super fun, plus it was like 85 degrees and I was sweating my face off!
My first step in bringing this from frump to fab...the sleeves!! I took my seam ripper and began to remove the thread keeping those sleeves attached!
My original plan was to take the sleeves off completely but then I started getting some ideas as I got closer to complete removal.
I loved that there was a minor bit of ruching at the shoulders, so I thought it would be cute to just trim around it and keep a little fluttery-capped sleeve!!
After trimming the length and going for the mini as well as taking it in a smidge, my muumuu was ready, along with my boots, which were both made for walking and that's just what they'll do. You know the rest...
I celebrated the first part of E Day at the polls...
...and spent the next part of it trying to take the perfect picture next to my E! segment.
Taking a photo in front of me holding the dress I'm wearing on TV? Kind of bizarre, but awesomely cool. I had a way better hair day when we shot that :)
In case you missed the segment, check it out here!!