ReFashionista on Good Afternoon America!

As most of you know by now, last Thursday I made an appearance on Good Afternoon America!

For those of you who missed the show or just have a hankering to watch me again, here ya go!

This was SUCH a fun experience!  The producers and staff were all delightful to work with, and they made it super-easy to make this refash happen (A special shoutout to Tracey!).

Here are some fun behind-the scenes pics!  Thanks to Larry for taking them!

After a repeatedly delayed flight Wednesday night, I barely got any sleep!  I was soooo excited!  :)  I had to be ready to go at 8am!

On my way to the hotel lobby to meet a GAA producer! Eeep!

After talking with Tracey, a really nice producer for the show, we walked across the street to the studio.  I was immediately whisked away to get prettified!

Time for Hair & Makeup! :)

I want to take both of those ladies home with me.  Jus’ sayin’.   ;)

Oooh La La!!!

I feel pretty! Oh so pretty! :D

After getting all gussied up, I was taken outside to pick the refashion that I would be given exactly ONE HOUR to complete live on the show!

Hmmmmnnnn…Do we have a winner?

I mean…I dunno about this one, folks!

Let’s take a closer look!

Don’t be distressed! I can help! :)

Several other audience members brought items they wanted to have refashioned, but this 80’s-tastic jacket needed me!  I couldn’t turn it away!

I rushed back inside to get my sewing area set up.  I realllllly hoped I hadn’t forgotten anything!

Hot Threading Action!

All ready!

Once again, I had exactly an hour to transform this jacket into something that would (hopefully) wow the audience, and my friends at home!

The timer began!

I began chopping…

Chopping right under the sleeves!

…and sewing!


This dude seemed particularly interested in my work.

No Pressure!

I did a bit of fitting…

Unpick that seam! :)

Time was running out!  I finished my stitchery and gave everything a good press!

All press is good press! ;)

And just like that, I was done!  :)

I was hurried off to the set, where I had a blast sharing my refashions with Lara and Josh.  They happen to be GIGANTIC, by the way!  :)

I promise, I’m average height!

Seriously…I’m 5’4″.

…And Lara is wearing some rather high heels. :/

Scrawny or no, I must admit I’m pretty darn happy with how Kate’s top turned out!  :)

The Big Reveal!!!!!

Showing off that sexy back! :)

I had such a blast on this show!  Everyone was simply amazing to work with, and I hope I get the chance to do another refashion challenge like this soon!  :)

Such a fun time! :)

So…if you want me to be on your show, just lemme know!  :)

I’ll be waiting for your call! ;)


Jet Setter Jeans

I feel almost guilty about admitting this, but sometimes when I’m at Target getting toothpaste, shampoo, or whathaveyou, I wander into the clothing section.  While wandering the other day, I saw several pairs of flood-length jeans that I loved!  And I coveted them.  And I allllllmost bought a pair.  But then I remembered this pair of jeans that I’ve had for years, but never wear anymore:

Just a normal pair of jeans, y’all.  :)

There’s nothing wrong with these jeans, I just seem to prefer every other pair I own over them.  This means they’ll be perfect to transform into floods!

I used a safety pin to mark where I wanted my new floods to fall on my leg.

See it?

Then I made a couple of chops!


I didn’t feel like trying to rock the frayed look, so I folded those raw edges under twice.

Pinned & Prepped!

Then, I ran each leg under the needle.


After a quick press, I was all done!  :)

A most pressing issue!

And just like that, I now have a cute pair of trendy floods!  AND I saved myself about 30 bucks!  :)

Leaving on a Jet Plane…

But wait a tic…why am I at the airport?  And why is my sewing machine hanging out in the bottom corner of the above pic?

About to take another big CHOMP out of the Big Apple! :)

I have some exciting news, friends!  A couple of days ago, I was contacted by Good Afternoon America!!!!   I’ll be on Thursday’s show (August 2nd) doing a surprise refashion LIVE!!!!  Check your local listings, folks!

This suits me fine, as I’m not much of a “morning” person! ;)

A lucky audience member will get a personalized refash by moi!  I wonder who I’ll pick?!  :)

Wish me luck!!!!

Meet my companion (how very Doctor Who!), Larry! :)