Over the next several weeks I will be experimenting with a basic moo moo style dress and tweaking it to satisfy my bohemian, hippie-chic, and maybe pseudo-futuristic wardrobe fantasies (don't even ask).
I think it's a versatile style that can bridge the span from super skinny to sexy curvy.
I will be using this vintage pattern in large (bust 38-40) as a jumping off point. I know it isn't necessarily meant to be a moo moo, but I made it extra big for my body type. I found this picture on the internet, so just ignore the size marked on it.
I made a dress based on this pattern yesterday. It's more hippie-chic than futuristic, but with maybe a tad Geisha glam. The fabric was from a large bundle my grandmother sent me, and has apparently exchanged hands many times in my extended family. I guess I'll be the one to finally use it. It's a light weight woven that has a nice drape to it.
I deepened the neckline and added some pleats at center front and some small gathers at the collarbone on each side. I kept the drop shoulders and sleeve length the same as suggested on the pattern.
The belt is a very long strip of cotton and jacquard stitched together for the double contrast.
I deleted one of the pockets because I like a little asymmetry.
If you are thinking about making a spring dress (which can easily convert to a quick swimsuit cover-up ... just make it a mini), consider the moo moo ... just add a belt, unless you like the tent look :)
Thanks for reading!!