A Little Housekeeping and ReFashionista on the Runway!!!

A No-Sew Aquatic Muumuu Dress
Hoppy to See You Top

Hi all!  I hope you’re having a fabulous week so far, and that you’ve entered the Pay it Forward Sewing Machine Giveaway!  :)

I just wanted to take a moment to touch base with you about a few things…all of them cool and awesome, I assure you!  :)

First,  Let me just apologize right now for how buggy/weird/slow/frustrating the site has been for a bit.  I’ve been going through some growing pains in moving the blog to a new server to accommodate traffic, and this means having to do all of that design/coding/debugging stuff all by myself.  As my degree is in Theatre and English rather than Computers and Interwebby Stuff, it’s been a frustrating ordeal.

Thankfully, I know how to deal with such stress!

Cascading Style Sheets drive me to drink.  ;)

Cascading Style Sheets drive me to drink. ;)

The good news is, the site SHOULD be much much faster now (Huzzah!  No more 15 second load times and blackouts!), but if you ever notice anything weird, buggy, or slow, please don’t hesitate to let me know about it so I get right on fixing it!  :)

Now for the really really good news…

Remember several months ago when I put together a ReFashion show for SHE Columbia?  Welllllll…the organizers really dug it, and asked me if I’d like to do two more ReFashion shows in South Carolina.  Of course, I said yes!  :)


After the show, I’ll be doing a talkback and answering any questions you might have.  :)

Tickets are $8, and that’s for the whole event.

I hope to see you there!

I’d better get back to work!


A No-Sew Aquatic Muumuu Dress
Hoppy to See You Top

26 Comments on A Little Housekeeping and ReFashionista on the Runway!!!

  1. lrahrig
    August 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Awesome!!! wish we had stuff like that in Michigan!

    • TNTrish
      August 8, 2013 at 3:11 am (2 years ago)

      Glad you got your grooove back..sister girl………..rock n roll on…and if that don’t work….there is always the vechicle i taugt my chilllurn…write a blues song and hush….lol!

      • TNTrish
        August 8, 2013 at 3:13 am (2 years ago)

        oops…i misspelled taught….shhhhh dont tell my kids I won’t ever live it down…..

  2. Chica Andaluza
    August 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm (2 years ago)

    Congratulations, hope the shows go well!

  3. Gina
    August 7, 2013 at 5:42 pm (2 years ago)

    This would be a great time to ask for clothing donations to have an abundance of really awful clothes to choose from. I know I would like to see what you could do with my stash.

  4. Maureen van Heusen
    August 7, 2013 at 5:43 pm (2 years ago)

    Love you and your ..blog?…site? I’m not sure what to call it. Love your upbeat manner and think you are very clever! A 70 year old Granny fan.

  5. 2Momma2
    August 7, 2013 at 6:20 pm (2 years ago)

    Um, if you ever have a show in Minnesota, I would definitely come!! Exciting news – congrats and good luck!


  6. christinapertz1
    August 7, 2013 at 6:50 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats! I should have known you live in South Carolina! Also, wish I could go, something that awesome for that WIN of a price never happens in Ohio!

  7. Jenny
    August 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm (2 years ago)

    I’d go if you were in West Texas! I hope we get before-and-after pics?

  8. Wilda
    August 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m so happy for your success. On another note, “alcohol will not solve your problems, but neither will water or milk!”. Hahahaha. You’re a Doll, keep carrying on, opportunities await. Fashions are waiting for a rebirth.

  9. Kathy
    August 7, 2013 at 9:07 pm (2 years ago)

    That’s so cool! I’d totally come if I lived closer!

  10. BeingZhenya
    August 7, 2013 at 10:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Congrats! I wish we had something like this in Minnesota! Maybe I can pull one off here! But if I were in SC, I’d be at yours in a blink of an eye!

  11. Melissa Gunde
    August 7, 2013 at 11:46 pm (2 years ago)

    This California girl wishes she could come to your show! Rooting for you and your refashion shows from the west coast :). I love your humor, refashions and creativity!

  12. Natalie
    August 8, 2013 at 1:47 am (2 years ago)

    So cool that they asked you back! Congratulations. Wish you were closer; I’d love to see your stuff IRL. Maybe someday you’ll bring your talent and creativity to San Diego, CA. I’ll be the first to sign up.

  13. Jo H.
    August 8, 2013 at 1:50 am (2 years ago)

    Awesome – and I’m so glad we will have a ringside seat, so to speak (those of us who live far, far away and can’t go).

  14. charityshopchic
    August 8, 2013 at 7:09 am (2 years ago)

    If only I lived a bit closer to South Carolina…. break a leg, Jillian!

  15. Shay
    August 8, 2013 at 8:24 am (2 years ago)

    Nooooooooo, why couldn’t this have happened in Feb of 2013??? :( My family moved to LA from the Greenville area at the end of Feb this year and now I’m totally sad that I can’t see your awesomeness in person. But anywho, such exciting news, have a blast!

  16. Sabrina
    August 8, 2013 at 9:58 am (2 years ago)

    Aargh! I used to live in Greenville and still love to visit. I’m thinking Aug. 24th would be a perfect time to go. Hope to see you there! :)

  17. Lana Pugh
    August 8, 2013 at 10:11 am (2 years ago)

    Sounds awesome, and God bless you for that dose of RuPaul. :)

  18. sewcookgardenrepeat
    August 8, 2013 at 11:34 am (2 years ago)

    Congrats! That’s awesome! Wish I could be there to see it.

  19. Kaitlin
    August 8, 2013 at 5:23 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m moving to Columbia soon but live in Anderson and frequent Greenville…YES I’ll be there! ReFashionista was my original refashioning inspiration. Graduation/job searching/maintaining current job has kept my attention off the blogoshpere but I’m betting this event gets my butt right back on it!

  20. Kristi
    August 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm (2 years ago)

    I love your site. You are an inspiration to me and I’m sure to others! Please keep posting your refashions, your so talented n creative. I love trying to reuse and repurpose items, too. I’m excited about your Brother sewing machine giveaway, too!

  21. Jen p
    August 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Wish that I wasn’t in Canada – I’d be there- love your site!

  22. Darlington Delights
    August 9, 2013 at 5:30 am (2 years ago)

    I hope you will post a link so we can watch or at least give us a youtube refashionista trailer!

  23. Sarah Quarles
    August 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Your face in the wine pouring picture is classic. I literally laughed out loud at that when I read this post….while sitting by myself in my office at work….

  24. Jennifer
    August 10, 2013 at 8:36 am (2 years ago)

    Oh I wish that I could go, but I’m not in SC. Is there a way to contribute to the cause for those who aren’t in SC?

    Promise us that you’ll post a few pictures from the show, or maybe a video montage. :)