Windy Hill Dress

Ruth's Reader ReFash!
Wannabe Wednesday: Fractured Floral Edition

I am on a cider kick, my friend!  :)  Most of my beer snob pals turn up their noses at me as I blissfully sip what they call “apple juice”, but I just don’t care!  Hard Cider is so incredibly tasty, refreshing, and my new favorite summer beverage!

When a friend texted me, telling me Windy Hill (a nearby cidery) was being featured at World of Beer, I wanted to dash out the door right away!

Unfortunately, I didn’t have anything to wear!  :/  I needed a super-fast refash, STAT!

I chose this summery polyester dress for the evening:

I'm attempting a "Glamor Shots" pose here.  It's not really working out...

I’m attempting a “Glamor Shots” pose here. It’s not really working out…

Check out the neck ties on this one!

Why would anyone tie these together???

Why would anyone tie these together???

I grabbed a small pair of scissors and got to snipping!

Snipping off those sleeves and that collar!

Snipping off those sleeves and that collar!

Farewell, oh Puffy One!  :)

Farewell, oh Puffy One! :)

No, Douglas!  NO!

No, Douglas! NO!

Can't forget these!

Can’t forget these!

I took the snipped-off neck tie thingies and used them to cinch the top of each shoulder, like so:



And that’s it!  A quick No-Sew dress is born!

Easiest Sundress Ever!

Easiest Sundress Ever!

Most of the ciders were, of course, amazing!

This is Cider Night and feelin's right...

This is Cider Night and feelin’s right!

Just chillin in the background...

Just chillin in the background…

Fancy a flight?

Fancy a flight?





  1. Brilliant! Tell you pals to stop trying to make beer like wine! I’m a home brewer and still LOVE hard cider — especially on a hot day!

  2. I feel you, other than the re-fash, ciders are my drink of choice-all of my friends make fun of me! they are soooo delicious and refreshing!

    • And she’s so down-to-earth! It’s amazing how she makes time for us and her second husband *shhhhh!* her in SC! ;)

  3. Jillian!!!! If you have a chance, try Rekorderlig cider. Not sure if you can get it in the states, though. But hunt it down, SO worth it. (Strawberry lime one is especially good! So worth it I brought one back to Canada from frickin England just so my sister could have it one more time!).

    • You would LOVE Foxbarrel Pear Cider! Try to find it in your travels!

  4. Well you haven’t tasted good cider until you go to Canada! They have the BEST cider in the world there – and every flavor you can imagine…nectarine, peach, pear, several kinds of apple, black raspberry, and on and on – Grower’s Cider is the very best but is only found in Canada! I just had an Angry Orchard apple cider in FL the other night and it was pretty good though, just not the same as the Canadian version by any stretch.

  5. Love me some Hard Cider — Wicked Orchard is really good. Cute refash — I’m always amazed at how you can just wack into these clothes with a pair of scissors and end up with the cutest things….Amazeballs!

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