December 25th 2012 archive

Christmas Time in ReFashionland!

Merry Christmas, my lovely refashlings (what?)!  After spending much of my holiday time off being ridiculously family oriented, I was thrilled to spend Christmas Night with my best    buds!

I’ve been saving this cute little number just for the occasion!

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Are you green with envy? No?

I feel like that dude in Quantum Leap and that I’ve woken up transformed into my terribly dressed 3rd Grade Teacher (I’m judging you, Ms. Coomer) who threw chalk at me once.  It was time to strive to put right what once went wrong, and I hoped that my next leap will be the leap (to my much more fashionable) home.  Unfortunately, I had no witty sidekick…:/

"Sorry Jillian, I'm busy uploading this pic of my cats to Instagram."

“Sorry Jillian, I’m busy uploading this pic of my cats to Instagram.”

Fine, Al.  Whatever.  I’ll go it alone!

First, I got to ripping!  The velvet collar and that fake vest had to go!  I didn’t want to just snip it off, as it would look all frayed and gross.

Seam ripping is a great way to feel useful while watching TV!  :)

Seam ripping is a great way to feel useful while watching TV! :)

This left a lot of holes!

Holey Moley!

Holey Moley!

No biggie!  I just pinned everything back together (sans ugly collar and vest!).

Back together again!

Back together again!

Then I stitched it all back together.

Whirrrrrr!!!!

Whirrrrrr!!!!

I wasn’t happy with the fit of my dress, so I took it in a bit on each side.

Just a lil bit!  :)

Just a lil bit! :)

Then, I took off some length!

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Chop…

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…and whirrrrrr!

After a quick press my dress was ready to impress (hot rhyming action!)!

Ever so evergreen!  :)

Ever so evergreen! :)

Oh…and check out my fab elfin footwear!  :)

No...I don't speak elvish.

No…I don’t speak elvish.

We were all thrilled with our fab White Elephant gifts.

Eh…I was anywho! ;)

Lookit!  You make your droid look old school!  :)

Lookit! You make your droid look old school! :)

So happy to be spending the holidays with this wonderful man!  :)

So happy to be spending the holidays with this wonderful man! :)

Our lovely hostess, Erin!  :)

Our lovely hostess, Erin! :)

I really hope this is the beginning of a Christmas tradition!  :)

Cheers!