Mumu turned sundress--not as bad as it sounds
And some similar ideas from Anthro:
So when I saw this mumu at Goodwill Outlet, I thought it had potential!
It's almost vintage itself... no serging, little faded, vintage typeface on "Made in Hawaii" tag...
I'm not 100% sold on the print, or the retro 80s/90s print dress thing anyway, but I figured it was worth a shot when I spend $1.19/lb to buy the mumu that was my fabric. I had a vintage early 1980s Butterick pattern that was a simple dress look that I thought might work, so I added some elastic thread ruching at the waist and will not wear feathered hair with it to update the look. But I cut up the mumu and turned it into this!
It's an almost 100% recycled dress, since I did buy new navy buttons, the cheap kind on the card of 6. I thought about using red but didn't have a fabric swatch with me to match the color... kind of wish I had anyway, though, to make them pop.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a tutorial on how I like to cut apart old vintage pieces and make them into dresses, like my pants-dress, men's shirt-dress and this mumu-dress!