Last year, I found a HUGEEEE red mumu in one of my favorite vintage shops. I tried it on and my friends laughed at me, but I bought it. There is really beautiful embroidery details on it (Some say it looks Spanish, others say Renaissance inspired?) and I hoped I could make this huge ugly tent into something cute.
Well, I brought the hem off the ground and up to above my knees, and took it in by probably at least a foot. In the bust, I tightened it to fit me perfectly, then altered the sleeves so they didn't look like they were just these ugly things hanging from my shoulders. Now that I'm done, its one of my favorite dresses, and I get compliments on it all the time!
Sorry I don't have any before pictures, I got started on it right away and forgot to take pictures before
And also, excuse the state of my room. Its currently the storage/craft space, but about to be turned into a nursery (hence the primer on the floor).
The front of the dress.
Beautiful sleeves!! They are so much fun
The back of the dress.
Detail of the sleeve showing the lovely flower embroidery.
What do you all think? Any comments or questions are welcome