I fell in love with this fabric - the red base with blue and green flowers and butterflies? It's like the print was made with me in mind! It's still a muumuu though...
...and needs a bit of help before I wear :) If the dinner party I was going to was Three's Company themed, I'd have my Mrs. Roper ensemble ready to go.
Unfortunately, it is not, so I have a date with my sewing machine!
I started off cutting the piece! I trimmed about 18 inches off from the bottom.
This piece is going to be shorter now!!
I prepped the raw edge to sew a new hem by pinning it in place...
...and then sewed it down! The body was a bit too big, but I was loving the wider sleeves, so I took in the sleeves starting at the elbows (to maintain the thick cuff) and then tightened up the body. I also unzipped the piece about five inches and folded the edges under to create a V shape.
Love to hide those drawstrings now!! With my piece finished, I added my sunnies and Urban Outfitters flats I scored at Buffalo Exchange for $12, and had a dress totally appropriate for dinner!
I still can't get over how fun this print is!!
It's like you can't even tell it started off as a muumuu, aside from the zipper :)
The kicker to this delish meal...some decadent sweets from Porto's! (PS, for those of you who aren't Los Angelenos/familiar with this Cuban café, here's Porto's site to get an idea. I LOVE this place - it's super reasonable and the pastries/sandwiches/empanadas are simply insane!)
I started off my day working on my Fantasy Football draft and ended it with my girlfriends.
Best way to celebrate the close of the weekend!! Hope everyone had a great one!