Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Clothing Re-Do - Aloha Dress

A few weeks ago I came across this blog -  New Dress A Day.  The blog author Marisa is creating an outfit a day for 365 days. That's 365 items of clothing for only 365 dollars. $1.00 a day. She shops at thrift stores and creates some amazing outfits out of the clothes that she finds. After reading her blog I was inspired to try this myself. Well, not the 365 days of it, but just refashioning clothes.

So off I went to my local thrift store and picked this muumuu up for $3.99.  Now this dress is way too long and way too big, but I love the color and I thought I could do something with it.

For some reason I cannot get my camera to capture the true color of the dress which is more like this.

So to begin with I took off the sleeves -


Then I cut off the bottom ruffle.

After taking it in about 3 inches on both sides, hemming, and finishing the armholes I ended up with this......I call it my Aloha Dress.


I paired it with a belt I got at the Thrift store for $1, and leggings I bought in Ireland for $4. A whole outfit for under $10. That makes me a happy camper :)

I would love to hear what you think. Your comments are always appreciated!

I'm linking up to -

The Creative Crate


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  2. Love it! You're refashioned Aloha Dress is definately the "hello" dress (Whereas the old mumu was a "goodbye" but good buy dress) yes, I do think I'm clever. :P But I also think you are mighty cute and clever in your outfit that you paid under $10 for. !! You are such a Martha.. I love to marvel at your creativity (because I don't have any of my own!) Keep it up, girly! -Tara

  3. I absolutely love what you have done with this! It looks great on you Sarah!!!!!

  4. Thanks guys! I absolutely love it :) I can't wait to show you my next re-do. Stay tuned.

  5. Very cute, quite a transformation.

  6. i like it! i'll never look at muu-muu's the same way again. :o)

  7. Wow, I can't believe you did that with a muumuu!! So great!

  8. that's just too cute! i'm not much of a sewer, but think i'm going to have to start soon! what type of scissors are those? do they give you a straighter line? thanks so much for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party! hope to see you again this week!

  9. very pretty and so stylish for summer :) come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com