A Totally Tubular Dress

A ReFashionista Transformed?
Spa Day Dress

Ah!  Whatever was I to wear for just another typical weeknight of music with friends?

Why this, of course:

Does this look familiar?
Does this look familiar?

It’s hot here, folks!  There’s no way I can wear this sweater dress as-is…even if I wanted to!

Let the choppage begin!

Chop without mercy!
Chop without mercy!

I look forward to working with that top part this fall, but for now, I’m going to concentrate on the bottom!

I put that bottom part on my dress form, like ya do, and measured how much I would need to take this dress in on one side.

Measure for Measure!
Measure for Measure!


PIn, then sew!
PIn, then sew!

Once my new dress was all taken in, I still needed to deal with that raw edge on the top!  And deal with it I did!


I left a small section unsewn so I could work some elastic through my new casing.  To do this, I used a safety pin!  All you have to do is thread it through!

Just a lil ol' pin!
Just a lil ol’ pin!

After a bit of accessorizing, I was all set!

Like the new 'do?  :)
Like the new ‘do? :)

My new dress really enjoyed some tasty noms by Joe Turkaly!

His Mac 'n Cheese is epic!  :)
His Mac ‘n Cheese is epic! :)

The music was pretty amazeballs too!

What Cheer? Brigade!
What Cheer? Brigade!
Yip Deceiver!
Yip Deceiver!
Which one wins?  Dan's shirt or my hair?
Which one wins? Dan’s shirt or my hair?
From my days with Andy Warhol's Factory!  ;)
From my days with Andy Warhol’s Factory! ;)



60 thoughts on “A Totally Tubular Dress

  1. I had look twice to even see that it was YOU! Wow – the hair is crazy but I LOVE it too – a wig I presume? You look fabulous though – such a hot chick and a nice job on the dress too!

  2. LOVE this refashion!!! I’m working on losing my excess weight so I can wear something like this again!!! Thanks for your inspirations!!!

  3. Wow this is great! and the hair is amazing! i wish i could wear something like this! keep up the great work!

  4. oh em geeeeeee!!!! I have gone through your entire 2 years and I just realized this is the last day (today)!!! :(

  5. Love this and love the hair! You could really pull off that red! Thank you for your inspiration, love your blog and check it religiously every day :)

  6. Love the tube dress & especially the hair. That style bob really frames your face nicely. Another great refashion

  7. The black dress you linked to, under the first picture, was my all-time favourite of your refashions … this one is cute, too, especially with the hair :)

  8. I love the dress and your hair! You’re so talented, inspiring, and amazing at what you do. Keep it up!

  9. PLEASE tell me that is NOT a wig!!! I love the colour and it looks SO GOOD with that dress! Straight out of the sixties! Jillian, you’re frickin awesome.

  10. Just recently started following your posts. Your refashions are beyond impressive, wish I had your talent. This dress is super cute, and love love love the hair. Oh and I have a brown/tan Doxie, I’m so in love with them.

  11. woah! crazy hair!! I love it! and the dress as well. Its so easy to dress up or dress down and I love the shade of purple.

  12. I love your refashions, but almost all of them are sleeveless or strapless and I don’t wear sleeveless or strapless clothes. I would love to see some refashions that you leave the sleeves on.

    1. I usually do go sleeveless or strapless in summer, because it gets sooooo very hot here (and my car doesn’t have A/C…yipes!). If you look through the archives and go to fall/winter months, you see more refashions with sleeves. :)

  13. I LOVE that wig! Who the heck is Rainbow Dash? I saw it and thought, Rainbow Brite! Beautiful refash, as always…I’ve been lurking for a few months, and I’m getting the hanker to submit a reader refash…Stay tuned! :) Also, thanks for the AWESOME blog.

    1. I think Rainbow Dash is a My Little Pony character….the only reason I know is b/c of my 4 y.o. daughter…or so I tell people!

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