Welcome 2013!!!! 1
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Welcome 2013!!!!

ReFashionista 2013!!!
A Christmastime Vested Dress Refashion

Happy New Year, Everybody!!!!!!!  🙂  I can’t think of a better way to start 2013 than with a fun refashion, can you?

2012 has been an awesome one for me.  Challenges were overcome, and loads of exciting things happened.  Time to ring out the old/ring in the new in style!

I began with this $1 thrifted silk robe whose sash had gone MIA.

Mmmmmnnn!  Silk!
Mmmmmnnn! Silk!

Looks comfy, doesn’t it?  Unfortunately, I can’t just wander into a party wearing my jammies, so some work was needed!

First, I stitched down the pockets and snipped them off.

You’ll see why in just a sec!

Then, I snipped off the side belt loops.


Then, I made a big chop, leaving the front longer than the back.  This is why I had to do away with the pockets, as I had to cut right across where they used to be!


Then, I gave that bottom raw edge a new hem!


I gave my luxe new jacket a quick press, and frolicked out the door to meet up with my nearest and dearest for a fun New Year’s Eve celebration!  🙂


I’m a big fan of kimono jackets, so I was pretty stoked to be able to make my own for a measly dollar!  🙂

Feelin' fancy!
Feelin’ fancy!

Fun times were had…

Buds!  :)
Buds! 🙂
Looking forward to a new year with this wonderful fella.  :)
Looking forward to a new year with this wonderful fella.

…and much booze was consumed.

Tropical Yumness!  :)
Tropical Yumness! 🙂

Then, some fireworks were brought out.

This is Erin's "That's not safe" face.  ;)
This is Erin’s “That’s not safe” face. 😉

Stay tuned today for some exciting news of what to expect from ReFashionista.net in 2013!  I’ve decided it’s exciting enough to merit its very own post!  🙂

2013 is gonna be a blast!  :)
2013 is gonna be a blast! 🙂

Cheers!  🙂

ReFashionista 2013!!!
A Christmastime Vested Dress Refashion


  • Jen

    Totally unrelated subject – but I think your buddy Erin is awesome! I’ve read your whole blog at least 3x when I need a creative sewing boost, and I’m always impressed by what a great friend you’ve got. She seems really supportive and steady.

  • Tania D.

    I, too, love Kimono Jackets – you’ve inspired me to find a similar vintage dressing gown and re-fashion it into my very own Kimono jacket. Yours is super fabulous!
    Thanks for the inspiration, you have a great blog. I look forward to all your updates!

  • Amy C

    That was gorgeous to begin with! But you made it look like a million bucks as a jacket. I’m really looking forward to the changes you have in store. I always look forward to your new posts. Here’s to a fabulous 2013! By the way, your boyfriends son always looks so happy. He must have an awesome dad! I hope the new year brings you all the happiness you can handle. And I’m looking forward to the day you have your own tv show!

  • Brenda C.

    Awesome, can’t wait to see what you are going to be doing for 2013. Love your blog. It is my absolute favorite. I have gained so much inspiration and courage to try some things you have done. You are amazing and have changed my life. Thank you. Btw you and your fella look great together!

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