Sunday, September 9, 2012

MuMu Makeover

Couldn't wait to get started on this! The mumu I got from Innes definitely qualified as something I would not wear in public.
However, I loved the print which reminded me of fabics I saw on a recent trip to Africa. My concept was to make it into something with a little shape. One mystery was that I ran out of material before I finished what I wanted to do: How could a slimmer dress take just as much or more material? So I cut the ruffle off and stitched together sections of it to form some of the extra fabric I needed and I got a small "quarter" of contrasting fabric to do the interfacing.
Here's what I came up with:
I finished it in time to wear to a rehearsal dinner party for my friend's son on the eve of his wedding. Here I am with my friend Bonnie:
And here's another picture from the event taken by the light of a bonfire:
I am now ready to offer assistance to Haven and got a nice item for her refashionista raw material at a yard sale yesterday that will go well with that tangerine lipstick she has been sporting lately!

5 comments:

Hallie Jo said...

Nice!

nikalee said...

Oh Lona, you're so talented.

Piri said...

It came out great!

Innes said...

An inspiration to the rest of us!

patrisearts said...

wow! great transformation! I wouldnt have been able to see the potential...