Easy like a Sunday Morning Maxi Dress

Green is my favorite color! I don’t discriminate on shade, hue, undertone, or even if it’s paired with another green or non-green color… if it’s green, it’s my favorite. When I saw this fabulous muumuu for .99 cents at Goodwill, I snatched it right up and performed a happy dance to my fellow (and somewhat apathetic) shopping buddies that day πŸ™‚

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It’s actually very easy to be green, Kermit.

First… I washed it, of course! But then, I cut off the sleeves. Lately my relationship with my seam ripper has turned into an awkward “Frenemy” situation, so I just CUT them off. Eh. Then, I put this on my dress form, Minnie. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Minnie? She makes refashioning and, hence, life SO much easier!

After I did that, I didn’t even need to finish the bottom hem because it was already finished! I took it home to model it for Hubs… and he didn’t like it as a Maxi dress 😦 I’m not going to go into a big schpeel about how women everywhere LOVE Maxi dresses because they’re dressy yet casual; comfortable; you don’t have to shave your legs; cool in the summer, warm in the winter with proper layering… No, I won’t do that. I’ll just say that it’s important to keep Hubs happy, so I chopped much off the bottom, and then hemmed it.

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Ta da.

I actually wish I’d taken a little bit more off the bottom (and the sides). Oh well, that’s what accessories are for!

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Cardigan and Nanny’s brooch to the rescue!

Now, the look feels more complete… and work appropriate!

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Much better.
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“Strike a pose, there’s nothin’ to it [GOODWILL] Vogue!” πŸ˜‰

Let’s take a closer look at that neckline with the embroidered detail

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I dig it.

My camera has been weird, lately. That might be due to the fact it’s an Olympus (strike 1!) from 2007 (strike 2!). I’ve been having many a camera malfunction recently! The biggest one in THIS project was that I LOST my “During” pics 😦 If Minnie were my camera this wouldn’t have happened! Since nothing’s been working right on that thing, I decided to omit the “Before and After” shot on this…

Despite the fact it’s not a Maxi, it’s still green and pretty awesome in my book. I like it! And, minus the setbacks with my camera, and husband, it was a really easy refashion. πŸ™‚

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