I came across this glorious muumuu at goodwill and knew it needed to be mine - but I am ashamed to admit that it has been sitting in my "refashion" bin (actually, I must also confess that I have like 3 large rubbermaid totes of stuff to refashion...ahem), for more than three years. I know I wasn't pregnant with Hazel yet, so it's been a LONG time coming. I figured it had been waiting long enough to shine, and I thought it would be the perfect candidate for a (faux) wrap dress! It is so hard to express how flowy this thing is...I honestly don't know who would own such a luxuriously flowy muumuu with a zipper...if you have any ideas send them my way, haha I'm all ears. I have done my best to portray the dress as genuinely as possible...as viewed below:
You're welcome, by the way, that this picture exists and I'm sharing it with you, hahaha. Anyways... I thought it would be fun to do a refashion for my Easter dress, and after polling followers on instagram, this dress was the winner! It was a fun one to work on because there is just SO much material to work with! I made this dress with an extra flowy skirt and there's still at least a yard left. Here are the steps I followed to make it wearable in public! lol.
I got this dress, new with tags, at a thrift store for $1 (AH!) when I was pregnant, just knowing it would fit once the bump was gone. Well, I tried to wear it to a funeral a few months ago and it wasn't long enough, had a skirt shape I didn't love once it was on, and the sleeves weren't my favorite length or shape. In it went to the refashion pile (by "pile", I mean 2 rubbermaid totes of clothing to refashion...I need more hours in the day! ha...), and I just recently pulled it out and gave it a new life!
90% (or more) of my closet is thrifted, refashioned, or was bought on huge clearance! Let me share my thrifty outfits with you! First up is this fun, springy number from 2017:
Dresses have always been some of my favorite things to refashion - they usually can go from outdated or oversized (often both..) to adorable and fitting perfectly with a few well-placed cuts and seams! I'm no expert seamstress, either. I just dabble along, and sometimes magic happens! Beginning sewing is usually all it takes. Dabble with me!
I bought this dress a couple weeks ago at Deseret Industries for $4! I liked it because it was oversized (extra fabric to work with!), and woven in between the black and white gingham pattern are rainbow threads (except you can't tell in pictures. boo.). It makes the dress so exciting! Also, I really needed/need more nursing-friendly dresses for church...sometimes I'm not in the mood
Hey there! My name is Kirstie. I'm here to jot down what it's like for us to make our way in the world - having fun on a budget, refashioning and DIY-ing our hearts out, pursuing business ventures, and raising a sweet babe in this crazy world. Join me for a slightly haphazard journaling of my little family and our pursuits and adventures!