The “High Fashion” Muumuu
Fabric: Alexander Henry Larkspur In Bloom $20 from Peapod fabrics
Pattern: Simplicity 4337
Year: c. 1992
Time to complete: 6 hours
First worn: June 2012
Wear again? sure!
Total Cost: ~$20
There’s nothing that screams “high fashion” and “on trend” than a muumuu! But it’s a colorful, wild printed muumuu! And, since big, bold prints are on trend, then I guess this should count. And, apparently, high fashion, to me means looking a little like Marie Antoinette meets Divine.
You may recall that this pattern first made an appearance last March during the “Don’t Judge a Pattern by its Cover” Challenge. My big takeaway from looking at that post again? I’m going back to brown hair. My little experiment is over and I’m just going to embrace my natural (not really anymore, since my hair is completely grey) hair color. Hopefully, by next week’s shoot, it will be back to brown.
This week’s dress should have taken an hour and a half or two hours to sew. However, my sewing machine has once again decided to be completely uncooperative and I needed to rethread the thing after about 30 seconds of sewing. And then my needle broke twice. And then I decided I didn’t like how the sleeves look. And then it was too long. And then, by the time I took my photos I was all “let’s put a belt on this thing, have a slightly deranged look and call it a day.”
Here’s a secret: I actually like the muumuu more when it’s not belted. However, it just does not photograph well and then I really start looking like Divine. So you’ll all just have to believe me on this one.