Day 178. 187 days and $184 left to go.

The muumuu is back!!  I know you were all waiting for its’ return 🙂  A little comfy muumuu action, some bball, and Glee are the only things on my agenda.  Didn’t realize how much off sched I was from staying up way past my bedtime Losting on Sunday night.  I’m still catching up on veg/sleep/naps from the “I can count on my one hand how much I slept before my alarm went off and it’s not higher than three” evening.  Yesterday I was a zombie with caffeine overload, so this was the perfect outfit to lay low and recover.  I had a date with my couch tonight and literally nothing sounded better.

Day 178 - Before

Day 178 - Before

So red was on the clearly on the mind today as those Vocal Adrenaline-ers on GLEE were all about it too.

Vocal Adrenaline!!

Vocal Adrenaline!!

Loved the Gaga inspiration and that they copied her red chantilly lace get up from the MTV Video Music Awards.



No lace for me today, but the red in full force.  It’s more like Ga. Ga. Muu. La. La. Ga. Ga. Muu. La. La. 🙂

The length was the first part to go…

Cutting the length off

Cutting the length off

Trimmed off about seven inches of length and gave the p-p-p-puppy, p-p-puppy a new hem.

Pinned edges waiting to be sewn

Pinned edges waiting to be sewn

Now there was already a lovely hole found on the seam underneath the arms, so I just decided to go with it.  Off with the sleeves!!

That hole came with the dress :)

That hole came with the dress 🙂

After they were gone, I pinned down all the new raw edges and sewed them in place.

Detatch time!

Detach time!

This one today got turned into a chic shoulderless number that perhaps Lady Gaga would have been proud of.

Day 178 - After

Day 178 - After

She’d however demand that I cover my head in an iceberg,

No global warming on Gaga's head!

No global warming on Gaga's head!

some sort of metallic orb,

The ultimate head gear!

The ultimate head-gear!

or a silver lobster.

Shiny Shellfish!

Shiny Shellfish!

Now sing with me!  Ga. Ga. Muu. La. La. Ga. Ga. Muu. La. La.

46 responses to “Day 178. 187 days and $184 left to go.

  1. one of my favs. love it. can’t believe the before and after.

  2. That is Super duper cute….I Love it….gonna have to try that 🙂

  3. Wow, great result!

  4. I love this one! And yes, please takes pics if you go to Hearst Castle!!! Yay!

  5. This is definitely my favorite!

  6. Julie Stewart

    Love this! Looks like total comfort zone!

  7. Love it! The neckline is fabulous!! Thanks for stopping by yesterday 🙂

  8. How do you make a muumuu look so good?! haha! I have been following for a while now but am finally coming clean to say how impressed I am (and slightly inspired! I’m so intimidated by sewing clothes but have actually worked with three pieces since reading your blog!)
    Would it be OK if I use one of your pictures on my blog (pointing back here of course!) to spread the love of what you’re doing?

  9. This one is amazing!

  10. That was a fortuitous hole in the seam! The neckline makes the dress.

  11. Very cute, this is one of my favorites!

  12. Very cute! I really like it!

  13. This turned out so cute. My Grandma always rocked the muumuu. Now I wish I had some of hers to convert. Again, very cute.

  14. I love the way this one turned out! Probably my favorite so far!

  15. really cute! You should try out for project runway!

  16. love and especially all the singing in between.

  17. Holy cow this is FABULOUS!!! Doesn’t look anything like the original muumuu. Definitely one of my favs!

  18. This is by far my favorite dress so far!!
    LOVE it!!

  19. hard to make a muumuu look good but by george you have done it…cute, cute, cute!

  20. That’s an awesome cut! i just bought a shirt with the same neckline! see:

  21. This one is great… I love how the neckline turned out, good thing for that hole so the arms had to go.

  22. This is fantastic, i love the neck…and now i can’t stop singing ‘Bad Romance’ and everyone here is trying to sleep 🙂 xx

  23. Ooh this is one of my favorites so far! Beautiful.

  24. I love what you did with the dress! Thanks for the comment, glad you found my blog! I’ll add you to my reader =)

  25. I reckon you could add a brown belt and have a beautiful casual dress to wear out. Lovely!

  26. i just cme across you blog yesterday and kind of fell in love with it. i love that you work on an outfit everyday- bravo! 🙂 i’m trying to get something done by monday… heres keeping my fingers crossed! eheeehe. 🙂

  27. Loved the end result. Fab, as usual.

    So I’m a few weeks behind in my blogs,a nd have even fallen behind in my subscription magazine reading (so forgive me if this has already been mentioned). So I finally sit down to read THE BEST MAGAZINE in the world, BUST, and who is featured in a half page spread? One of my favorite bloggers ever, Ms. NewDressADay herself! I couldn?t believe it! Until I thought about it and totally could. You belong in BUST with yo’ bad DIY self. Congrats hon! You totally deserve it.

    • YAY, you saw!!! A, just to be in there is ridiculously amazing (I’ve hearted BUST forever) and B, Zooey is on the cover, which couldn’t be more awesome. Thanks so much lady!! Appreciate it! xx

  28. Hands down my favorite one, so far!
    awesome transformation, Marissa!
    Love the neck. a lawt.

  29. This dress looks fantastic. I agree with Those Tricks, the neckline is amazing.

  30. I’m a long-time lurker and I must say that, to date, this is my favorite dress you’ve done. Swoon!


  31. neckline is totally gorgeous. love it! Def. one of my faves!

  32. hey sistah! how you been? i’m just now catching up but don’t worry, still following along. hope to start doin some pieces of my own but in the meantime enjoying yours. you making it down to austin anytime soon? i live here now!

  33. I have been introduced to your site via Yahoo, and I’m working backwards so I wanted to hold off on the whole commenting thing until the end. Alas I’m FAR too excited and impressed to do so. You are amazing! I LOVE %99 of what you’re creating, and the one percent that I don’t love still STILL looks awesome on you! (fyi, I am loving this one! Lol)

  34. Love the dress! Very, very cute!

  35. this one is soooooo cute!!!

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