Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Vintage Hawaiian Dress Thrift Store Find SNEAK PEAK!


I was sifting through the rack of the Charlotte Goodwill thrift store and I had one of those Molly Ringwald, Pretty in Pink moments.  You know, the one where you're all sad because you don't know what to wear to the prom, and you're boo-hooing because you don't know what to do. . .and then your Dad walks in with a gaudy dollar store looking prom dress but you're instantly cheered because you start thinking you just might be able to do something incredible with it?  And then you imagine the jealous look on the faces of the annoying rich girls who've done nothing but give you the stink eye for four years, and you whip out your sketch pad from under your tear-stained pillow and start to draw?  Yes, that's the way I felt when I saw this dress.


Before me was a very vintage 1960's Hilo Hatties Made in Hawaii Muu Muu dress with lovely flutter sleeves.  I think my dear friend thought I was crazy but I had to have it.  Not to sell it, which I could and make a little money, but to buy it and make it into something fun for a little Supper Club luau we're attending this Saturday night.  What's a luau without a luau dress?

I've got big plans for this Muu Muu.  They involve my couponing scissors and my rickety old sewing machine, unless you can convince me otherwise.  In the meantime, I must say, this is the most comfortable dress I've ever owned.  And by far, the most colorful.

4 comments:

  1. No convincing from me. Do your magic! Pretty colors looks like it fits but to shapeless.

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  2. I'd chop it off at the knees and square off the neck! Can't wait to see how it turns out

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  3. Can't wait to see what you do with it. I know it will be great!

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  4. Wow! I'm a nc girl living in Hawaii and I have a hard time finding great vintage muu muus! Score! Can't wait to see the transformation, it might inspire me to do something with my muu muu stash...hoard....whatever you want to call it!

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