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From Sew House Seven:

Traditionally a muumuu is a loose dress of Hawaiian origin that hangs from the shoulder and is unrestricted at the waist. The Montavilla Muumuu is a cheeky take on the Hawaiian classic - a modern version that is simply muumuu inspired and can be belted or cropped as mini dress or a top. Wear this dress beltless - muumuu style, or use the tie or an existing belt for more waist definition. The top is darling tucked into a skirt or pants or worn more casually untucked. Options & Features:

The details on this garment are simple yet unique. The outer leg of the shoulder dart gathers slightly to form a ruffle while an elastic tunnel gathers the sides at the underarm for an easy and comfortable fit with no closures to sew.

When sewn in a more structured fabric, the sleeve/ruffle is more crisp and prominent. Sew it up in a fluid fabric such as rayon challis and the ruffle floats or flutters gently.

The top (version #1) is somewhat cropped and lands around the high hip. The mini dress (version #2) lands a little above the knees and the full muumuu dress (version #3) lands just above the ankles. Both long and short dresses feature oversized pockets and the full muumuu features long front slits/vents at the hem. The waist tie is optional.

This is an advanced/ beginner level pattern.  Sizes 00 - 20

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