Altered State

Altered State: Striped Muumuu

Here's the before and after for my latest vintage alteration project. I actually ended up doing a lot less than I expected on this one!


I originally planned to add elastic to the waist by using a strip of the cut off hem to fashion a casing inside. Once I started working on that, I realized it would be faster (and easier) to just make a tie belt out of the extra fabric. Presto! Same effect achieved!


I'm glad I was able to keep the pink shoulder buttons. I think they're the best little detail.


At first I styled this with my green sweater vest from

this post

buttoned up, but then promptly realized I looked like a German barmaid. The knee socks just put it over the edge styled that way! What do you think? Was this alteration a success?

I'm linking up with

Thrifters Anonymous


#YOLO Mondays

, and

Real Girl Glam