Day 364: All Tied Up Top

Day 365: Kitschy Dress
Day 363: All the Angles Dress

Today’s piece isn’t exactly fashion-forward, but it has sparkles to spare!

Seriously. You want some sparkles? Because I’ve got plllleeeeenty!

Alright.  The only thing I like about this top is the subtle glittery print.  Time for some serious choppage!

Choppity Chop!

You can see how I’ve laid out one of my best-fitting tanks as a template for the shape of my future top.  Are you wondering why I’ve left so much room on the sides?  :)

Step 2!

I cut a bunch of 1″ish strips down each side, then tied them together!

All tied up!

This is an extremely easy no-sew solution for any of your boring tops that are made of a fray-proof fabric!  :)

It’s so easy! :)

Feelin’ the fringe! :)


Day 365: Kitschy Dress
Day 363: All the Angles Dress

24 Comments on Day 364: All Tied Up Top

  1. kat
    July 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow that is amazing! One of my faves!
    I’m in Sweden and clothes are VERY expensive here, so I’m loving learning about things I can do. Thanks so much!!

  2. Estate Jewelry Shop
    July 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm (3 years ago)

    You’d look good in anything. Don’t know if there is that much hope for us little ole ladies:) I’ve enjoyed your blog so much. Tomorrow is Day 365. Is it over?

  3. Nana Diana
    July 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm (3 years ago)

    You are too, too much. Love it! xo Diana

  4. Chica Andaluza
    July 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Ooh that´s clever! One more day :(

  5. Jenn in Bellingham
    July 1, 2012 at 8:50 pm (3 years ago)

    I discovered your blog a couple of weeks ago, and it is incredibly inspiring. I just wanted to say thank you! You have definitely changed the way I think about fashion (refashion!). I wish I could send you a cake or a bouquet for you in honor of your 365th project!

  6. Kerry Lea Higginbotham
    July 2, 2012 at 1:18 am (3 years ago)

    Love this one!!!!! Sure hope you’re at least going to give us something at least once a week! I hooked!!!! PLEASE don’t quit!!!

  7. Ashley
    July 2, 2012 at 2:18 am (3 years ago)

    Pretty color. Love the necklace with it too! Wish I could get away with strapless, but alas the “girls” are a little big and get in the way, lol!

  8. Robbie Wolfe
    July 7, 2012 at 9:35 am (3 years ago)

    Thats soooo cute! At first I was thinking it was gonna b like a swing top… But then the sides threw me off n then it became strapless….VIOLA! I was pleasantly surprised indeed… I hv sooo many ideas but nvr really learned to sew! I think I’m gonna tk a class now cuz I hate the mall n looking lk err body else! Kp it up…. I’m watching girl…!

  9. robbiemichelle
    July 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Cute… But confused!? Lol…How did the tube top part from the neck of thr shirt work…?

    • ReFashionista
      July 11, 2012 at 10:29 am (3 years ago)

      Thank ya! It just tucks in. Makes it more comfortable and sort of adjustable (depending on my ever-changing level of modesty). :)

  10. jennifer moseley
    July 11, 2012 at 11:52 am (3 years ago)

    I saw you on rachel ray!!Inspiring!!

  11. olga
    July 16, 2012 at 4:29 pm (3 years ago)

    Very original and creative!

  12. Mary
    August 4, 2012 at 8:47 pm (3 years ago)

    You’ve mentioned no fray fabric before, but its hard to tell what the fabric is from your pictures. What fabrics have you worked with that will not fray? Thanks for your ideas, I can’t wait to try them out!

    • ReFashionista
      August 6, 2012 at 11:20 am (3 years ago)

      Cotton Jersey and tight-knit polyesters are safe bets! :) Happy Refashioning! :)

  13. Lauren {Rustic Honey}
    February 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love your blog! Growing up I didn’t have a ton of extra money to spend on clothing so I would redo what I had to make it fresh! So much fun! I only wish I could work as quickly as you! I’m afraid I wouldn’t even get one garment done each week now! Very impressed, nice work!

  14. amsrule
    May 18, 2013 at 11:45 pm (2 years ago)

    Absolutely love this top! So simple, yet dressy! And adorable!

  15. Amber
    March 13, 2014 at 8:04 pm (1 year ago)

    That’s freaking awesome!

  16. Pam
    April 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm (1 year ago)


  17. Kristen Carter
    June 10, 2014 at 5:19 pm (1 year ago)

    Definitely one of my favorites!! I am a craftaholic and I like to try a little of everything and you have definitely inspired me to start sewing again and to actually have fun with it!

  18. Fashionlover
    July 19, 2014 at 5:36 pm (1 year ago)

    Omg – looking at my whole closet in a whole new way!! What can I rip apart and resew??
    Thx for sharing

  19. Candy
    August 12, 2014 at 11:26 pm (1 year ago)

    Jillian, you are so much younger, thinner and prettier than me, but you do inspire me. I did a rendition of your all tied up top that I wore to a local little rodeo. I made it not too snug and added knotted straps The background was a rich knit covered in blingy stars and moons (gold). I wore a gold necklace with my name “Candy” and another longer gold necklace with a star. Gold hoop ear rings, corral trimmed boots and Miss me jeans completed the look. I know some friends got pictures and I will post them. I feel liked I was an acceptably dressed grandmother at this annual eventT My grandson rode in the grand entry and got second in mutton bustin. It was great night for our family. Thanks for you ideas and inspiration. You are amazing.


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