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Beloved muumuu dress pattern is sewn more than 40 times!

My very favorite pattern, my Muumuu dress, that I even used to make my wedding dress!
 
Daisy Kingdom fabric
Black velvet muumuu worn with red scarf in family photo
White crinkle fabric without any lace
My very favorite pattern, my Muumuu dress, that I even used to make my wedding dress!
 

My very favorite pattern, my Muumuu dress, that I even used to make my wedding dress!

 

The pattern I have used the most, my square necked muumuu dresses, is the same pattern I used for my wedding dress, although I used sleeves from a blouse to get the long lace cuffed sleeves. Usually, I sew the just below the knee length dress, with the ruffle at the bottom, and either bell sleeves, elbow length straight sleeves, or a puffed sleeve with a contrasting color ruffle, that can be either tucked up inside so it doesn't show, or pulled out to add some pizazz! My wedding dress is the long, 3 tiered ruffle version, with flat lace for the neck, the bottom of each tier of ruffle, and the deep flat lace, crystal buttoned cuffs. It is safe to say that I have sewn more than 40 versions of this dress, and I actually wear them out! The only ones I have not worn out, are ones I gave to friends & family who were pregnant, and needed maternity clothes, and my wedding dress, which I still fit, just because of the style, not because I stayed skinny! LOL! I did use a belt with my wedding dress, the belt has the same flat lace as the rest of the dress, on a belt of the same fabric as the dress, with 3 little crystal buttons, to secure the belt.  I have pockets in it too, where I hide the belt now, because I'm too fat to get it around my waist, although I could lengthen it, I suppose!  

I have been known to patch or darn my favorite muumuu dresses, just to keep wearing them. They are MY FAVORITE DRESS! If I only was allowed to use one pattern, or have one outfit, it would be this, my muumuu dress! I have sewn them in cotton & rayon, slippery fabrics, crinkled, polka dotted, flowery, and solid colors, I've made blouses as well as dresses from this versatile pattern! I can understand how this basic style was considered "peasant clothing", because it is inexpensive, easy to wear both day & night, comfortable in any season, and if you have to sit cross legged on the floor, the ruffle makes it modest, a pretty way of being both comfortable and modest. I even made one out of black velvet, but I cannot remember who I gave that one to! Besides my white 100% crinkled cotton wedding dress, my favorite colors I've sewn it from, are solid green, green with white polka dots, turquoise blue with white polka dots, solid turquoise blue in a crinkled fabric, black crinkled fabric with turquoise ruffles at the ends of the sleeves, pink with white lace, and my most comfortable ones, 100% cotton black Daisy Kingdom fabric printed with pink roses, white lace and pink ribbons- I had different sizes of prints in this pattern, and made at least 2 versions of this, but the cotton was so comfortable that I literally wore them until the black fabric was almost white, and becoming see through! I have made plain ones, that I considered nightgowns, I have made dressy ones, that with pearls and a belt, looked very dressy! I honestly think that if it wasn't for my love for this particular dress pattern, I probably would not have sewn as much as I have! Anyway, I think it is fair to say that I have certainly gotten my money's worth out of this pattern! LOL!:D

Comments (4)

user-985312 user-985312 writes: Would love to know the brand and pattern number. Hope it's still available.
Posted: 10:02 pm on October 4th

user-985312 user-985312 writes: Would love to know the brand and pattern number. Hope it's still available.
Posted: 10:02 pm on October 4th

Sew_With_Me Sew_With_Me writes: You have me absolutely gobbsmacked! Well done!
Posted: 11:23 pm on January 17th

aidala aidala writes: You look fantastic in all your versions. I truly believe you know what sewing is really all about:sewing what you really want and like and wish for yourself, and know you look great!
Thank you for your inspiration.
Posted: 6:45 pm on December 28th

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