Project ReStyle...Woah to Wonderful

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!


Dress: Thrifted

Scarf: F21

Earrings: JCP

Belt: Steve Madden via Stein Mart

Ring: F21

Bracelets: Dillard's

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


  1. WHAT?!? CHRISTINA! This is absolutely hands down THE most amazing dress restyle ever. Like...ever ever. I'm blown away! My jaw kinda dropped when I saw it on you. The colors are beautiful, and I absolutely can't get over the sleeves. I am so impressed! Elsie needs to feature this beauty on her blog. That's all I have to say about that!

    (ps...my husband is so weirded out by a lot of my restyles, too, so it's always exciting when he actually likes one. I think that mexican embroidery dress is the first one he's liked!)

  2. Amy, thank you so much for the kind words... I do <3 this restyle! I need to add it to my flikr photo stream stat...

    Men, are so funny like that aren't they, glad it's not just my boy. BTW you look amazing in the mexican dress...just sayin!

  3. Well done. Love the colors.

    ♥ sécia

  4. amazing job! you look beautiful in this dress. someone needs to teach me how to restyle clothing items! i always see beautiful designs at thrift/goodwill stores but am always too afraid to even attempt altering. i'm thinking this has to change. :)