Hey guys! After my totally unannounced break, I’m back! So…what’s up with my crazy long absence from ReFashionista? I don’t know what else to say except that I’ve been doing this blog for 5 years and just wanted to take a break from being The ReFashionista and just be plain ol’ Jillian for a bit.
Another big change that happened recently is that for the first time in my life I have a creative job. Before that, ReFashionista.net was my one escape and my outlet. It was the place where after spending 8 hours doing really fantastically boring stuff that I got to have fun. Now I’m happy to say my actual day job is really fun!
Also, I just got out of the routine. This blog actually took a lot of time and energy (not a bad thing by any means), but in the moving process, I just sort of fell out of it.
Some of you may have noticed a couple of fun posts I guest wrote for Goodwill: One on why I love to thrift, and one on how to look on trend with your thrifted finds.
But c’mon! It’s time for a refashion! :D I found this awesome springy $1 Muumuu and knuuknuu (harhar) it would be great for a relaxing afternoon with friends!
Of course this frock wasn’t without its issues. It had a few weird stains on it that didn’t come out in the wash (more on that later), It’s obviously too big for me, and as temps have gotten nice & warm, I wasn’t feeling the sleeveage. But isn’t that print fabulous? And I really liked the neckline too!
To get started, I grabbed my seam ripper and started de-sleeving.
Next, I closed up those raw edges…
Next, a bit of fitting was in order! I was happy to see that those stubborn stains would no longer be an issue, as I’d be able to just sew them off. :)
Each side got taken in…
And that’s it! My first refashion in over a month is now complete!
I styled my new frock with an awesome bag I thrifted for $2.00, one of my many giant pairs of shades, a necklace that used to be my grandmother’s, and my comfy Sperrys. :)
This dress had a LOT of fun!
So…in case you were worried, don’t be! ReFashionista is officially back in action!