No-Sew Dilophosaurus Top

Wannabe Wednesday: Soft Joie Edition
Lena Dunham-Inspired Romper

Save me!  I’m drowning in layers!!!!!

Layer 1.  Layer 2.  Layer 3.

Layer 1. Layer 2. Layer 3.

I had a great idea of what to do with the top layer…

Didja happen to see Jurassic Park? :)

Didja happen to see Jurassic Park? :)

…but I don’t really have any enemies to kill with my poisonous squirting saliva.  :/

I opted for a safer, no-sew solution!

I chopped off the bottom layer.

Just a simple chop!

Just a simple chop!

Don’t worry!  I saved that bottom scrap!  I plan on using it in the near future.  :)

I turned my new top around backwards so the zipper was facing the front to give me a bit more breathing room, tossed on a belt to cinch the waist, and was ready for a fabulous farewell party!

This was too easy!

This was toooo easy!

My top was flowy and comfy as can be.  Methinks it’ll be in heavy rotation this summer.  :)

Ah!  Cider!  :)

Nice face, bro.

Fare thee well, Randy!  I barely knew ye!

Fare thee well, Randy! I barely knew ye!

Geez...I'm short!

Geez…I’m short!

Now…aren’t you glad I didn’t go this route?

Sorry, Newman!  :/

Sorry, Newman! :/



Wannabe Wednesday: Soft Joie Edition
Lena Dunham-Inspired Romper

32 Comments on No-Sew Dilophosaurus Top

  1. Pat B
    June 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this! Has to be one of my favorite ReFasionistas!

  2. Sharon
    June 11, 2013 at 6:31 pm (2 years ago)

    great. I love it.
    but you didn’t even need to sew a hem?

    • Jackie
      June 11, 2013 at 11:46 pm (2 years ago)

      No hem needed since it was cut off way up under the second layer-near the top of the skirt. That kind of fabric doesn’t fray.
      Love this!

      • ReFashionista
        June 12, 2013 at 8:12 am (2 years ago)

        ^What she said! ;)

  3. Joy from London UK
    June 11, 2013 at 6:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Ok that’s up there with your black Philly dress as my 2 faves so far!! ;)

  4. Jenna
    June 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Super cute. I bet the top layer would look cute with a simple black tank under it.

  5. alicia
    June 11, 2013 at 11:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice! I’m inspired…

  6. Mrs Bertin
    June 12, 2013 at 4:01 am (2 years ago)

    Love it! The new silhouette is super fun and cute!

  7. Flo
    June 12, 2013 at 6:52 am (2 years ago)

    I love it, that is adorable!

  8. beth
    June 12, 2013 at 7:18 am (2 years ago)

    THAT is awesome! Love it.

  9. Myrna Fanney
    June 12, 2013 at 7:21 am (2 years ago)

    You are so freakin’ funny! I just love it!

  10. Penny
    June 12, 2013 at 8:14 am (2 years ago)

    I love it! Wish I could find a dress like that. I would so love to add it to my wardrobe.(refashioned of course) lol

  11. JulieCutshaw
    June 12, 2013 at 8:32 am (2 years ago)

    love it! great job! love the sandals too, where you get em? :) thanks great post!

    • Support
      June 12, 2013 at 9:56 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks! I’ve had those sandals for years! I don’t even remember anymore!

  12. seamssewsilly
    June 12, 2013 at 8:42 am (2 years ago)

    I have a question: every time I see you spin a garment to wear it backwards, I wonder how you deal with the difference from the front and the back, specifically the ease in the front for boobs? Isn’t it baggy back there? (Just thinking of what it’s like when you put a t-shirt on backwards.)

    • Support
      June 12, 2013 at 9:56 am (2 years ago)

      I can only do this with pieces that aren’t that different when turned around. It doesn’t always work, but sometimes it does!

  13. Heather
    June 12, 2013 at 9:50 am (2 years ago)

    That first face you made was pretty darn funny.

  14. Courtney Sue
    June 12, 2013 at 10:17 am (2 years ago)

    I’m still trying to wrap my head around what the original piece was. You could get lost inside that dress!

  15. Melanie
    June 12, 2013 at 10:33 am (2 years ago)

    ALWAYS love your refashes! Also love the last photo with the before and after look and thanks for sharing.

  16. Bekah
    June 12, 2013 at 11:19 am (2 years ago)

    Hahaha I usually love your refashions but this one may not be something to put into rotation you look like you are wearing some sort of hideous polyester poncho. <—- Words I never thought I would use together!

  17. debbie
    June 12, 2013 at 4:55 pm (2 years ago)

    really like it.

  18. Jo H.
    June 13, 2013 at 12:36 am (2 years ago)

    The before picture is hilarious – the refashion is cute and easy – you are multi-talented :)

  19. Jo H.
    June 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the new blog look – very fresh and funky. But, but, but … the old header with that gorgeous, unique picture of you … sigh … I miss it!

    • ReFashionista
      June 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm (2 years ago)

      I’ll miss the old pic, too! It’s been with this blog as long as I have!

  20. Donna Page Guin
    June 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm (2 years ago)

    You are gorgeous! I love your funny pics at the beginning, as you make masterpieces out of the hilarious clothes you refashion. You are my inspiration!

  21. tamara6905
    June 13, 2013 at 3:22 pm (2 years ago)

    L.O.V.E. the new look of the blog!

  22. velvetmousse
    June 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the way you make weird faces in your before pictures :)

  23. Honey Bee
    June 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi, Jillian! I found you on Pinterest a few weeks ago, and I’ve been ADDICTED ever since. In fact, I was just looking at more of your refashions a moment ago when the whole website changed formats…. I think… I could be imagining it. I know the background changed. Haha. It’s all chevrony and awesome now. I have been thoroughly inspired by you! And not just in the bandwagon type way. I feel a new sense of freedom through what I have learned on your blog with so many possibilities for refashioning my own clothes, having adorable things to wear, and NOT spending much money as I’ve never felt too comfortable doing that. I’ve already made a few things and have other projects in the works. On top of that, my hubby is very supportive of my sewing endeavors and tells me so often that he’s proud of me! Winning all around!!! Thank you so much! You rock my socks!

  24. LadyD
    June 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Love this!! Such a fun, flowy summer top. Great job!

  25. Hillary
    November 28, 2014 at 10:41 pm (9 months ago)

    I’m in love with this!


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