The "When Life Gives You MuuMuus..."

Added Mar 23, 2011

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There are uglier pattern envelopes out there: I believe I even have some of them. However, as the muumuu tends to be the punchline of ugly dress jokes, I couldn’t resist Simplicity 7830. I chose the rick-rack view, knowing full well that I wasn’t going to be applying any rick-rack.

As you can imagine, muumuus, without any fasteners or structure are fairly easy to construct. There was the dress front and back, the yokes, ruffle sleeves and yoke lining. A little gathering is all that is needed to add some (and I use this word lightly) “form” to the dress. Without the belt, the dress is a full-blown “Boca Raton 5:00 Early Bird Special” muumuu. With the belt, I dare say it looks quite young and, I dare-say, almost stylish! I chose to pair the dress with a $2.50 belt I bought at the Goodwill because it provides a needed contrast.

Read more about this at my blog, The Sew Weekly

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Bohemian, Casual
Material
Cotton, Rayon

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    Mar 25, 2011, 12.30 PMby lili123

    very cute dress, the fabric is perfect for that kind of dress.

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    Mar 24, 2011, 11.27 PMby Seeks Corey

    I really love how you made this such a cute dress, dredged from the muck of an icky pattern. :)

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    Mar 24, 2011, 06.51 PMby natalulu

    this is amazing. I kove revamping ugly things.

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    Mar 24, 2011, 01.47 PMby yesicap416

    I LIKE =]

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    Mar 23, 2011, 09.37 PMby susie17

    LOVE IT!!! I love the fabric too, reminds me of a top I have (but mine has other colours in too not just the blue)

    Well done.

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    Mar 23, 2011, 06.50 PMby Priscilla Folley

    I always enjoy looking at the projects you upload. Your taste in fashion is impeccable and every dress seems to be really well made!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 12.17 PMby Mslesliepear

    Great job! Your dress is awesome.

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    Mar 23, 2011, 07.53 AMby lizah

    that dress is lovely and perfect for summer!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 07.13 AMby Ooty Yaacobi

    He he – This dress looks great on you! If I wouldn’t know about the pattern I’d think it is a very stylish one =))

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    Mar 23, 2011, 06.41 AMby janene

    Good vision! It looks so pretty on you. That really is a skill to envisage something so lovely from something so… not!

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    Mar 23, 2011, 05.36 AMby aurorabella

    that pattern is frightening, but the dress is soo fun! I love IT!

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