Saturday, September 8, 2007

Muu-Muu for Momma

The definition of a Muu-Muu is "a loose dress of Hawaiian origin that hangs from the shoulder." (Check out the Wikipedia link here and see Homer Simpson sporting one). So this dress is not quite Hawaiian and not quite the traditional Muumuu, but after finishing it, and trying it on, it was the only word that kept swimming around my brain to describe it.

I made my own pattern, based on the pattern for the Dresses I've made for Chloe. Somehow, I didn't realize that an adult female body looks alot different in a muu-muu style dress, than a 6 year old girl... Let's just say, it's not the most flattering, and it would come in handy if I had another bun in the oven....but, it's very cool, and very comfortable. Plus the fabric is one of my favorites. I got it at a local swap meet, and the price was great. $1 a yard, and that's a 54" wide yard. I also added my favorite brown and white gingham hand made bias tape for straps and for the hem. I just can't stop using that gingham. Now it will match my Gingham Bandanna !!

When it was all said and done, I think this dress cost around $2 to make, not bad. Of course this was something I started back in July, in hopes of taking it on vacation to wear over my bathing suit, and just for hanging around the cottage, but, I was never able to hem it before I left town, so last night, I finally got a little time with my beloved Bernina, and completed it. It might have to hang in the closet till it gets Hot again, either way, it will come in handy soon.


Anonymous said...

It's beautiful!

My "fashion" advice. Wear it over a pair of jeans with a big belt and with your super long legs it will look very flattering..just watch!!

daleth said...

Good for you that it is finished, I still have "the ponchos" in stand by. I love it.

Paida said...

Good advice Caroline.

Love the dress - the fabric is amazing.

ma and pa otter said...

since i still look like i have a bit of a bun...I think you need to give it to me!!
love it

lydiafdc said...

I am so always. That pattern is fabo!

Louise said...

Oooh I LOVE this dress. The fabric is just gorgeous - I wish I could get some decent chocolate brown gingham it is so yummy. I agree with Caroline - try a belt!