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!




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22 Comments on Christmas Time in ReFashionland!

  1. jinglesmar
    December 30, 2012 at 7:53 pm (1 year ago)

    Yay! I’m a refashling!! <3 Another great refash!! Happy New Year!

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  2. Nana Diana
    December 30, 2012 at 7:55 pm (1 year ago)

    Love it- I think the original was my own about 100 years ago!;>) You and the man look good together- xo Diana

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  3. Victoria S Andrews
    December 30, 2012 at 8:06 pm (1 year ago)

    Still can believe what you can see in some of the *crap* you start with. Another wonderful finish from my favorite refasher! Prosperous and exciting New Year!!!!!

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  4. BeingZhenya
    December 30, 2012 at 8:35 pm (1 year ago)

    Love it! And congrats on the wonderful man in your life :) Looking forward to more refashions from you in 2013! Happy New Year!
    Zhenya
    http://beingzhenya.com

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  5. curly77
    December 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm (1 year ago)

    You make my inbox day … I like you two together! :)

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  6. tooty001
    December 30, 2012 at 11:17 pm (1 year ago)

    Oh, i’ve missed you. Thanks for the Merry Christmas Refash… Cute fella, too! :)

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  7. DeColuvj.sms
    December 31, 2012 at 8:31 am (1 year ago)

    I love most of the stuff you do, and this one looks better than the original… but… still kinda frumpy-lookin to me, sorry :(
    How come you always raise the hem on dresses/Chop off the bottom length? Could you sometime try making a maxi-skirt out of the Über-long ones?

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    • ReFashionista
      December 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm (1 year ago)

      I coooould go longer. It’s a sort of long story that I’ll shorten here (hehe…just like all my skirts!). I used to hate my legs and ONLY wore really long skirts for years and years and years. Then, I started working out and playing roller derby, which gave me legs that I wanted to show off! Don’t worry. I’m sure I’ll get off the short skirt kick soon. :)

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    • ReFashionista
      December 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Thank you!!!! :)

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  8. Annie
    December 31, 2012 at 1:37 pm (1 year ago)

    My fav part ofthe original dress was the length. I know you like short dresses, but I thought this was really flattering on you. I envisioned removing the vest and cutting a princess neckline with this one. I think your refashion of the red dress in your last post was spot on though.

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  9. Jennifer
    December 31, 2012 at 2:48 pm (1 year ago)

    I like what you did with that dress. I check your blog frequently for some refashioning ideas, and I get a big kick out of how you pose in your pictures. Keep up the great work – well done!

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  10. Gina
    December 31, 2012 at 6:04 pm (1 year ago)

    Do something sparkly for New years!!!!!! There are tons of outdated sequined dresses that need your help.

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  11. kat from sweden
    January 1, 2013 at 11:39 am (1 year ago)

    The length of the original dress made it look really pajama-y. I love it short!

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  12. Jodi
    January 2, 2013 at 12:34 am (1 year ago)

    I am a new fan! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and can’t wait to see what is in store for 2013!!

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  13. Kelly
    January 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm (1 year ago)

    Was that wine “Our Daily Red” ??

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  14. Claudia C. :)
    January 28, 2013 at 6:32 am (1 year ago)

    Who’s the cute guy with the helmet in the group pic??

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    • ReFashionista
      January 30, 2013 at 7:14 am (1 year ago)

      Hehe…that’s my buddy Phillip. He’s wearing the helmet backwards for some reason…

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      • Claudia C.
        March 19, 2013 at 12:17 am (1 year ago)

        Cute AND funny… great combo! ;)

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  15. Sarah
    February 12, 2013 at 8:47 am (1 year ago)

    Where did you get your elfin footwear? They’re fabulous!

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    • ReFashionista
      February 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm (1 year ago)

      Hi Sarah! I got those cuties at a local resale shop here in Columbia called Sid & Nancy. $4! There weren’t any others though.

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  16. Lisa @ OneRedShoeBlog
    December 24, 2013 at 9:18 pm (4 months ago)

    I want you to know that you just went up a coolness level in my book. Not for the refashioned dress (which was cute), but for the geeky Quantum Leap reference. Good to know I have a fellow fan out there in refashion-land! :)

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