Happy Holidays from ReFashionista!

Happy 2015 from ReFashionista!
My First Pecha Kucha!

Hello everyone, and Happy Holidays!  I hope yours have been just lovely and that you’ve spent them with those you hold dear, whoever they may be!  :)

When I woke up Christmas morning, I eagerly rushed to my refashion rack.  I had been holding on to something very special for December 25th.




When I was in Hawaii a couple months ago, I couldn’t resist picking up this awesome muu muu with its happy Christmas colors!

Then the waiting game began.

I waited patiently until Christmas and was happy to start chopping into to this ruffly frock!

First, that top ruffle had to go.




That bottom ruffle quickly followed!


Do you see a future skirt in that ruffle?  I sure do!
Do you see a future skirt in that ruffle? I sure do!


In chopping of that bottom ruffle, the length of my new dress was quickly approaching the danger zone of too short! No worries.  In order to make the smallest hem possible, I serged the bottom edge to prevent fraying, then pinned it under once about 1/2 inch.


Just a teensy hem!
Just a teensy hem!


I stitched it down…




And just like that, I was all done and ready to spend a very Merry Christmas with some terrific friends.  :)

Oh!  and just look at my fantastic Christmas present!




Ooookay…I’m just kidding!  This sweet ride belongs to my friend’s husband.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t pose with it!  :)


My posing needs a lil work...
My posing needs a lil work…


Erin and I spent the afternoon catching a much-anticipated film!


Into the Woods…It's time to go!  :)
Into the Woods…It’s time to go! :)


That’s right!  Into the Woods!

Erin and I were quite excited about it!


Happy Christmas pals!
Happy Christmas pals!


We even stopped for…ahem…refreshments beforehand!


Juice Boxes for grownups!
Juice Boxes for grownups!







16 thoughts on “Happy Holidays from ReFashionista!

    1. Yeah, leggings can really help to make an outfit more trendy and really give our legs lots of flavor. There are so many colors and patterns to play with in design. She did do a great job on that dress. My goal is to start doing my own redesigns and clothing adjustments in 2015. Hopefully, I will be as great as she is.

  1. You must have a huge stockpile of refashioned clothes. Or do you just wear them once and donate them? I’m curious.


  2. Hi….Merry Christmas to you too. I have been following you for quite a while now. I wish I could sew like you. Too bad you don’t teach…….

  3. I had not heard of “In The Woods”. I am going to check when it will play in Swedish Theatres. Thanks for the tips.

    The dress is well made but I hate to say, that it is still ugly. I apologize if I hurt your feelings. I think this is the first one that I have ever thought that about. That is pretty darn good record considering how many refashions that you have done. You have inspired me to pull out my sewing machine and fall in love with sewing again. Thanks for such inspiration.
    Happy New Year.

  4. I love your blog and enjoy your refashions, but this one, while you did improve it, really is too bad to improve. It looked like a cross between Star Trek and Little House on the Prairie. I love your sense of humor and you are a great stylist and sewist.

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