Me Made March: Day 4! 1
Dress Refashions,  Dress to Top Refashions,  Refashions,  Year 1: The Beginning

Me Made March: Day 4!

Me-Made-March: Day 5!
Tunic Top to Dress Refashion

Today’s piece was awkward when first I found it.

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Feeling a bit blue.

The elastic in the waist had been completely stretched out, The length sucked, and it was too big for me.  Erg.  Thankfully, I wasn’t in the mood for a dress anyways.

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Severing that skirt!

The pic shows the first cut, but rest assured, I used my teeny tiny scissors to clean up that raw edge, leaving the seam that separated the skirt and the top as-is.

The sleeves had elastic at the cuffs, which I wasn’t digging, so I carefully snipped it out and pulled the offending elastic out.

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I pressed the sleeves, to remove all evidence that they were ever elasticized.  I decided to wear my new top backwards, as I liked the back much more than the front.  🙂

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Much better!

What you really can’t see very well in my pics is that the top is verrrrry sheer.  I wore a cami under it to prevent any flashing.  🙂

I had a nice, casual-yet-funky top to wear for an evening of Art & Draughts at the Columbia Museum of ArtThe Columbia Design League arranged a lecture with Jeffrey Keyton, senior vice president for On-Air Design and Off-Air Creative for MTV & MTV2.  It’s fascinating how their branding and advertisements have such high artistic value, given the shoddiness of their programming nowadays.  However, Jeffrey told us that MTV is trying to veer away from the train-wreck reality programming that it’s become so known for in favor of scripted shows.  AND they might be bringing back Liquid TV!!!!!  Huzzah!  🙂

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Night at the Museum!


Me-Made-March: Day 5!
Tunic Top to Dress Refashion


  • Stacy Bursuk

    I wonder what happened with MTV since this was posted… I gave up and dumped cable, so I have no idea. Liquid TV was a favorite show for me to watch in high school and I’ve been wistful that they bring it back!

  • furpurr

    i could see the appeal of the dress, for the original purchaser, but…too much going in too many directions. however, once you separated it…SO AWESOME!!!! i DO hope you make a skirt {albeit a shorter one than it would be ‘as is’} out of that bottom!! i think it would work over one of you lil spaghetti-strap black dresses, with the denim jacket?…maybe. 😉

  • Jillian

    I’m glad you like my little blog! 🙂 I wear just about everything I’ve made again, unless I just don’t like it anymore, in which case I either donate it or bring it to a clothing swap. 🙂 This month, I’m trying to make more items for Me-Made-March, but I usually only make a couple items a week. 🙂

  • wendolyn

    i just found your blog and had such a fun time looking at the things you make. you are a total cutie and pretty darn funny. you start with such awful stuff and end up making me like most of it. on you anyway. my question is, do you wear anything twice? at $1 per pop, you can afford to have something new everyday. but your closet must be overflowing! do you just keep recycling at goodwill?

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