Windy Hill Dress

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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?



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28 Comments on Windy Hill Dress

  1. 2Momma2
    July 12, 2013 at 6:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Oh yum! Now I want some hard cider! … And that no-sew refashion looks great too!


  2. jinglesmar
    July 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Super cute! I love love love this one!!

  3. knockoffcrafter
    July 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s shocking how removing the sleeves changed that dress. I thought it looked a wee bit Golden Girls in the before, but after you removed the sleeves it looked light and summery and modern. The print doesn’t even look matronly once that changed. I love the no sew refrashes!


  4. DeNise
    July 12, 2013 at 7:37 pm (2 years ago)

    I love the look of your cinched shoulders! Beautiful refashion.

  5. Bernadette Vogel
    July 12, 2013 at 8:31 pm (2 years ago)

    One of my favorites so far…great job!

  6. Sylvia
    July 12, 2013 at 8:38 pm (2 years ago)


  7. Pati
    July 12, 2013 at 9:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Awesome job! LOVE how you ALWAYS look so great in everything you make!

  8. angelfairydust
    July 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm (2 years ago)

    What a cute little dress!! It suits you really well too!

    I’m on vacation now for a week and ill finally have some after shots of my refashions!!

    Check out my blog as I have added you to my inspirations and linked your website :)

    Also click on my name for my Facebook page!!

  9. Jennifer
    July 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm (2 years ago)

    So glad you did this one I was still deciding what to do with a fantastic peach vintage dress like this one.

  10. Erin
    July 12, 2013 at 10:34 pm (2 years ago)

    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!

  11. Suzanne
    July 13, 2013 at 7:58 am (2 years ago)

    Lovely as always

  12. Flo
    July 13, 2013 at 8:29 am (2 years ago)

    Clever! Looks very comfortable too.

  13. hallmimi
    July 13, 2013 at 10:16 am (2 years ago)

    Love the dress and ciders do indeed rock in the summer– cheers!

  14. Jess
    July 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm (2 years ago)

    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!

  15. Sneza
    July 13, 2013 at 8:06 pm (2 years ago)

    I am so impressed that Kate Middleton is in your group of friends!

    • Support
      July 14, 2013 at 9:17 am (2 years ago)

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

  16. Chantell
    July 13, 2013 at 9:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Hard cider is my favorite!

  17. Carlee
    July 14, 2013 at 9:08 am (2 years ago)

    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!).

  18. duckylayne
    July 14, 2013 at 10:14 pm (2 years ago)

    I really love this one! Soo cute!!

  19. Laura
    July 14, 2013 at 10:15 pm (2 years ago)

    That dress is so adorable! You did such a good job!

    Also, hard cider is THE BEST. The absolute best. My favorite for summer is Woodchuck Pear. Unfortunately, I live in the middle of nowhere so I don’t always get to try out new kinds!


    • ReFashionista
      July 15, 2013 at 9:51 am (2 years ago)

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

  20. ali
    July 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm (2 years ago)

    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.

  21. lialou
    July 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm (2 years ago)

    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!

  22. Beth
    August 24, 2013 at 4:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Is “cidery” a real word? If so, I didn’t know. Mmm, cider flight.

  23. Anna
    July 15, 2013 at 11:24 am (2 years ago)

    Forgot to say it’s from Salem, OR.


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