When I first spotted this mu mu at the thrift I instantly saw some possibility! The fabric alone was worth the purchase. Once I pulled her off of the rack i was intrigued to say the least and was hoping that this would be an easy shortening fix once I tried it on.
Something you don't know about me is that I love anything dohlman sleeved or "bat wing" as it's sometimes called. Not too sure why, I think it's because I have a small frame up top and I think this style makes me look even smaller and who doesn't love that?!
So when I got it home and tried it on the LONG kimono style sleeves and faux turtle neck did NOTHING for me...pretty awful.
Well that's when I knew making this a dohlman style top would be super easy, all I had to do was grab my ruler and using a fabric marker draw a line diagonally from waist to tip of sleeve and sew the line up.
Easy peasy... then I just cut to my desired length and hacked off the neckline to make it an off the shoulder look and I was all set...simple as that!
Belt: Steve Madden via Stein Mart
Moccasins: Minnetonka via Journeys
I feel like a million and one bucks in this dress. The mister even said I looked beautiful in it and usually he is unsure of some of my ReStyles so that's a HUGE complement!
loves- Cookie Louise