Leave it to a muu muu to inspire creativity. I bought this at a garage sale for $0.50 a couple of months ago.
Pretty, right? I love the colors and the big flowers. I also like the rainbow print on the bottom and the sleeves. While deciding what to do with this dress I kept the rainbow in mind, wondering how on earth I could use it.
I made up my mind fairly quickly that I'd like to make a skirt. I haven't made a skirt in quite a while. And in order to keep the pretty print in tact, I had to use the center of the dress. This means the rainbow had to go :(
I chopped off the bottom, then I chopped off the top and I was left with the makings of a skirt.
I did a bit more chopping and adjusting before I got the fit right. Sometimes I forget that I have hips and I try to put things on my hips that just won't go. That's what happened here. So, like I said, more adjusting.
My original plan was to attach the skirt to a thick band of exposed elastic to create the waist, then I had a brilliant idea: the rainbow! I created a casing out of the rainbow strip from the bottom of the skirt.
The final product
|Weird pose, but you can see the waistband|
I wore this lovely ensemble to church on Sunday and then just around the house. It was so comfortable. Great for a summer day.