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.
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