Sleepwalk Right Through It Dress

Violet Femme Dress
RED Meets Purple!

Today’s dress was a fab gift that made me quite happy when I saw it!

I never look a gift dress in the mouth!

Isn’t that print just awesome?  And don’t you love the navy/mint green combo?

And check out the label:

This was an expensive dress, folks!

This dress probably sold for $300-$500 originally.

But even this dress’ previous owner wasn’t completely happy with it:

Sleeves slit by previous owner!

This dress is too big for me to fit as it is intended, but luckily, I had other plans!

Triple Chop! :)

After a few amputations, I cut a sash from the very bottom hem of the dress.


And with this five-minute transformation, I was ready to  meet up with a few fab friends for a movie and drinky drinks!

Happy Theater-Goer! :)

We met up at the new Nickelodeon Theatre to see the subtly moving and funny film, Sleepwalk With Me.

Mike Birbiglia has a dream! Several, in fact!

After the film, we headed off to The Whig.  :)

Buds & Booze!



Oh…and are you as fascinated/horrified by the art work behind me as I am???

I’m buggin’ out over it! Eep!


Violet Femme Dress
RED Meets Purple!

26 Comments on Sleepwalk Right Through It Dress

  1. Victoria S Andrews
    October 21, 2012 at 7:34 pm (3 years ago)

    How cute! Amazing what you can do with so little stitching. Looks like you and a good time too.

  2. omlair
    October 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm (3 years ago)

    rawr that is a fab print!!

  3. mrscaptkirk51
    October 22, 2012 at 5:41 am (3 years ago)

    Cute dress!! And the movie looks good too!

  4. stellasmith1
    October 22, 2012 at 7:52 am (3 years ago)

    Very Creative. Your dress stitching style and new creative ideas for it are just awesome.

  5. Angie
    October 22, 2012 at 9:52 am (3 years ago)

    Hey! Just found your blog on Pinterest and you do awesome work! I also just saw this post with the Nickelodeon Theater and thought “Is she from Columbia?” And then you mentioned The Whig and I knew you were! I love your repurposing ideas. You make them look sooooooo much better than they initially did. Very creative and an inspiration to look at things differently. Thank you!

  6. Diane
    October 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm (3 years ago)

    Very cute – is this a type of fabric that you don’t have to hem? Now that’s my kind of sewing!

    • ReFashionista
      October 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm (3 years ago)

      Yep! It’s cotton jersey! Super soft too!

  7. Marian
    October 24, 2012 at 9:18 pm (3 years ago)

    This is one of my favorites. It is a very flattering “after.” And sleepwalk with me was a fun movie.

    • ReFashionista
      October 25, 2012 at 9:50 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks! I hope the “This American Life” guys do more movies like this! :)

  8. ReFashionista
    October 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm (3 years ago)

    What about wardrobe tape? Would that work? Thank ya!

  9. lacyandthrifty
    October 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm (3 years ago)

    This is my favorite so far. Love it. You are so talented!

  10. Kelly
    November 5, 2012 at 10:53 pm (3 years ago)

    This was such a simple refashion, but I think it’s my favorite out of all your conquests :) I’m thinking mostly because I am COMPLETELY in love with that pattern!! If only I could find such awesome patterns/frocks when I hit the thrift stores!!

  11. Wendy
    November 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Definitely my favourite to date! And I’ve been reading since the BEGINNING!
    Easy and very flattering on you! :)

  12. blushingrosebud
    November 7, 2012 at 6:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the dress! Was the movie good?

    • ReFashionista
      November 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks! And Yes! It was really touching and funny! Go see it! :)

  13. Sunshine in TN
    November 7, 2012 at 7:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Where are you? Missing my refashions!

  14. Lolli S
    November 9, 2012 at 1:59 am (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love what you did with the dress. :Looks great!

  15. Mugdha
    November 10, 2012 at 10:20 am (3 years ago)

    Love it! Looks great and pretty easy to do!

  16. lialou
    November 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Where, Oh Where, is our Refashionista? I’m sure she’s a busy lady, but I do miss reading regular posts.

  17. Cyndi Sizemore
    November 13, 2012 at 8:05 pm (3 years ago)

    I hope our Re-Fashionista is still alive!!!! I keep checking here daily & am starting to be really concerned!!!!

  18. Joyce Love
    November 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm (3 years ago)

    Missing you, Jillian! I’m in Charlotte, do I need to drive down to Cola. & check on you? :)

  19. Colleen Wisor
    November 16, 2012 at 12:22 am (3 years ago)

    I love this one! Your blog is fantastic, I haven’t sewed since home ec class in middle school, but now I’m itching to get a sewing machine. Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Lisa Curran
    January 4, 2014 at 3:53 pm (2 years ago)

    I just wanted to commend you for showing all of us that the size of a dress doesn’t matter! You made a size 16 dress look fab on your tiny frame!! I read your blog all the time and have just been rereading it for inspiration while I have the hoo


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