I picked up this beauty in a thrift store while looking for hideous clothing to upcycle into some vintage style shorts. While I do generally believe that vintage should be preserved for future generations, I drew the line at this horrific corduroy, button-up muumuu. NO ONE should ever wear this again. Its empire-waisted, giant armhole, maxi length style should not be saved for future generations. In fact, we should hide the fact that it existed from future generations.
SO…. I turned it into this vintage style set!
I used a 1960s shorts pattern to make the bottoms, and I just altered the existing bodice of the muumuu into the top of the set. I brought it up at the shoulders to make up for the ginormous arm holes hemmed the bottom.
I also made a matching headscarf from the scraps, but…. apparently I forgot about that when I was packing for my trip. Instead, I wore this fabulous 1930s Egyptian-themed scarf I just bought! I ADORE it, and I'll have to make sure to take some pictures of it all unfolded for you guys soon. I'm very excited about it.
I also forgot to snap the bottom snap in this photo… Oh well. My photo shoots aren't perfect!