Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Aloha Spirit - Muu'muu to Woo'woo!

My MIL found this muu'muu at the thrift store.  
I love the fabric print.  It's so me.
Except that it is a tent!
I was determined to turn this frumpy muu'muu into something gorgeous, as the fabric deserves.
Here is the muu'muu on:

Plenty of fabric to work with.

I saw this dress on pinterest and I loved it.
It inspired me to want to make something similar.  
I used this as my inspiration for my aloha dress refashion.

The aloha dress, I felt, needed a tank top, rather than sleeve top.
I grabbed my favorite pattern (which I used in my last post) for the bodice/top.
I used pattern E, because I liked the extra fabric on the strap.

For the bottom, I used my favorite skirt pattern and used pattern E.

I pressed the muu'muu and laid out the skirt pieces first on the bottom of the muu'muu.

Then cut the pieces for the bodice that needed to be on the fold next.
Then the pieces that did not need to be cut on the fold with the remainder of the muu'muu.

Here is the finished product!

I am sooooo happy with how it came out.  I think it can go casual or dressy.  Well, beach dressy ;).  
For the bodice top, I just evened out the bottom with the serger and hemmed it. 

I added a zipper to the back of the bodice.  I used what I had on hand, so unfortunately the zipper doesn't unzip all the way.  I have to pull it over my head, so I inserted the zipper upside down, so it at least unzips to the widest part of my torso.  Luckily, it worked and pulls on and off easily.  
No wiggle worm needed.

I think my muu'muu went to Woo!Woo!!
I love the peek-a-boo midriff.  
I also love that I can wear these pieces separate or together.

Now I just need to know where the next Luau is.

Mahalo and Aloha!!!

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