A No-Sew Thrift Store Dress Upcycle 1
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A No-Sew Thrift Store Dress Upcycle

1990s Merp to 1960s Mod Dress Refashion
A Splurge or A Steal?

Alright all…when I began this year, I started with a most noble goal of writing a post every day.

I don’t know what else to say, except that wasn’t realistic.

It just wasn’t.

“But wait! You did a refashion every day for a year four years ago! Why can’t you do it again?”, you may be wondering.

There are pllllllenty of reasons. My day job is more demanding. I have other interests (like cooking) that I want to explore. I miss reading. I travel a lot. Writing every day made it hard to actually sew anymore.

Most importantly, I felt I was losing the joy of this blog by trying to make myself post every day, and then feeling guilty when I had to take work home at night or wanted to make a good meal.

So…I’m done beating myself up with trying to post on the daily. :/

However, the blog shall go on, and I’ll post whenever I can. πŸ™‚

Let’s start with this $1 thrift store dress:

no sew thrift store dress refashion before
Fresh out of the shower with a new frock!

This one has been on the Refashion rack for a long time! I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it until the other morning.

First, I chopped off a big chunk of that bottom hem!

Chopping off bottom hem of thrift store dress

Then I chopped off a good bit of those sleeves.

Chopping sleeve off thrift store dress
Chop 2

To make sure both sleeves were even, I laid the chopped sleeve over the other, then snipped.

measuring sleeves
Chop 3!

I snipped the leftover bottom scrap to turn it into a sash.

Snipping bottom scrap to make sash for thrift store dress

I tied that bottom scrap around my waist obi-style, and that was it!

no sew thrift store dress refashion after
Not bad for a no-sew!
no sew thrift store dress refashion after
It’s comfy, too!

I hope you’re not to peeved at me for my failure to post every day. :/ I hate to think I’m letting you guys down.

But, I think you’ll be happier with the quality of my posts when I’m not scrambling to just put something up every day.

refashionista no sew thrift store dress refashion
1990s Merp to 1960s Mod Dress Refashion
A Splurge or A Steal?


  • Jessica

    Meh, I don’t mind at all. I usually only get a chance to check your blog once a month or so. With two small boys at home and a full time job, I sympathize with the craziness of a busy life. As long as you keep posting once in a while, I will keep reading. I have been following you for a few years and find your posts immensely inspiring.

  • Kerry Franciscovich

    I love what you do and I also want you to be happy…because your blog makes me happy. Also, no pressure of course, but I also really love the Thrift Score posts. I am always in thrift stores and love to share my finds….so I really love your scores and the cute things that weren’t chosen (and why). Bottom line we are your fans and supporters and what you do matters. The ultimate Reduce, Reuse, Recylce…we need more of that when it comes to everything these days.

  • Karmi

    You are awesome….this is your gift to us….give with Joy when you are ready and able…and thanks for all your work!!!

  • Susan Ellis

    I echo all the good peoples’ words above….
    To Thy Own Self Be True….
    Creativity does not run on a time clock….and
    Life is too short not to eat cake!!
    Breathe it all in and make life your own.
    You are fabulous and so are your designs. We are all just happy to have a little window into your world. Thank you for sharing your gifts! Tarry on, sweet sister, Carry on!

  • Nancy

    Hi, Love all your posts! Hey, everyone is busy so just post when you can! No problem….. do what makes you happy, healthy and sane!:) Nancy

  • Debi

    I hang out for your refashions, but not at the expense of your sanity – so I will wait patiently and look forward to your next one, when that will be just adds to the anticipation! You are only human, enjoy your life, eat good food, read great books and breathe. See you soon….

  • Hannah Lea Bowman

    I love following your blog, so thanks for the time that you put into it! The closest I’ve come to writing one myself is a facebook group page about my son… and the demand from others is crazy. I’m good to do one quick picture post a month! So, I will continue to read your blog when you post, and I’m sure I’ll be more interested when it’s something you spent time on and is blog worthy than if you “scramble” just to post something. Don’t let anyone get upset at you for just changing your original goal… that’s the way life works… change.

  • Amanda

    Not peeved at all about the daily blogs. I totally understand about being busy and wanting to engage in other creative activities. Those things will make you a better, and more creative, individual. Just happy to get blogs from you period. Your blogs have helped me to open up my creative mind and have more fun with my endeavors.

  • Sarah

    I feel like you are a friend after reading your blog from its start last summer. That being said, some friends are not able to talk daily and it’s fine. Please do not allow the authoring to steal your joy of actually refashioning things. I like the guest authors and thrift visits. I tune in on Sunday and notice posts then, it works. Maybe do a post re cap of the whole wk with a few pics and a refashion. Whatever works, because you deserve joy. As sad as it would be to see the blog stop, we would go on. I would hate the pressure of posting to make the days you get to have on this earth be froght with regret. It benefits no one and harms you. Go forth, live life with your zest and don’t left this blog be a point of ill feelings.

  • Elsa

    Be happy doing what you do; take a break smell the roses, enjoy life, we will be here to enjoy any post in the future, Blessed You.

  • Norma

    Dont stress. I totally understand that you have a full and exciting life. I just get excited when I see a new post from you. You rock!!!!

  • Pippa

    You could never disappoint – you are the reason I began to sew! Life is for loving and living, so don’t cloud the passion with pressure!

  • Jess Hogue

    Oh.my.gato… no apologies necessary! We love you. And if you need a break, we’ll still love you. Once a week, once a month… Whatevs. We’ll happily take whatever you’re offering.

  • Sharon

    I am so happy you are backing off. I really looked forward to your blog when it came to my inbox once in a while. It’s sort of like if I got to eat ice-cream everyday I think I would start not even liking it anymore. I know this is not true for everyone, but I think too much of a good thing doesn’t make it special anymore.
    I also felt like some of your posts were desperation posts. You probably were feeling this too. So drop the desperation and only blog when you are ready and inspired. I am glad to hear this.
    I look forward to having inspired only blog posts and not forced one. Blog on, sister!!!

  • Cheryl Pointer Jones

    So happy you are fine & dandy, Jillian! I was only worried because we didn’t hear from you for a few days. Do what you need to do… I look forward to and enjoy every post, but I’ll enjoy them even more knowing are keeping you happy & sane!

  • Sandy

    Agree with everyone above: please enjoy your life! Cooking is another creative outlet that I love too. I am happy to read whenever you post.

  • judy ross

    When I check my emails, I check your post first. It is like a note from a friend, and it keeps me from feeling guilty when I haven’t sewn all day. Sewing keeps me sane.

  • Judy Cromwell

    I was feeling a bit rushed myself. Not getting to read the post everyday, saving the posts so I could read them later, having two or three waiting on me, ME feeling guilty, but I didn’t want to miss a post. SO, now I’m relieved too, Big sigh. Don’t give up enjoying our life even if you can’t post at ALL. Enjoying what you show us, but never want you to give up your time for anyone but you.

  • Karin from Birmingham

    That you could look at that dowdy, mumsy dress and envision something so cute without sewing blows my mind. (But it was, after all, TEAL. That part I totally get.) You post whenever inspiration like this strikes. Amazeballs.

  • Ximena

    I love your blog. If you can write something with passion you use to do it, write then, no matter how often. You are an inspiration for me and I am always amazed how creative you are refashioning and how happy you are doing it. If you are happy readers will also be happy.
    Thanks, instead for be that kind explaining about.

  • Helena A.

    You know what? Blogging is for fun, not for obligation!
    Don’t turn this Blog a bad thing for you!
    Why don’t you take some vacations from the Blog?
    Then you will come back with new energy!
    Kisses from Portugal!

  • Lorie Judd

    Writing daily is a HUGE commitment! I look forward to your refashions, but I also enjoy your readers’ refashions (eventually I’ll send you one of mine!) & your thrift store scores! I’m proud that you can can make thrift store hopping a more enticing goal for so many people! I grew up on hand-me-downs, etc. & have 4 kids & my first grand baby on the way…we LOVE yardsales, thrift stores, & hand-me-downs! Wish we would’ve had some of these refashion ideas growing up! Keep up the good work & I’ll enjoy your posts as they arrive in my inbox! πŸ™‚

  • Brook

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this refash! You look amazing too!
    I love seeing your posts, but who can do anything everyday without fail and still enjoy it…? You rock on girl!

  • Lisa

    You can see that you and your work are both really loved!!! Count me in the group who will be excited to see what you add to your blog whenever the mood strikes you to add it!

  • Sunshine

    Doesn’t matter to me if there’s no.daily post as long as we get to see what you do.with that little green cheerleadery dress πŸ˜‰

  • Lori

    Thank you for setting the example of prioritizing our lives. We all love you and your blog, and fully support you. Your slowing down to a saunter will only increase our anticipation and excitement I’m sure. πŸ™‚

  • Ann

    Now I won’t worry something bad happened to keep you from posting! Yea, I’m a mom! This no-sew refashion is awesome. You see things I just don’t, great job. Next you can redo something into a stylish apron and share some good food too!

  • afrugalspinster

    Although I loved seeing daily posts, I find it hard to write posts regularly for my own blog so I can totally relate to the frustration you feel. Do what you can, we’ll understand. You are a great inspiration. The dress turned out great too.

  • mariezjohansen

    Hooray for giving yourself permission to “not do”! posting every day can so easily take the joy out of blogging! Enjoy all of the other important things! We’ll all still be here!

  • Kristina

    Please don’t feel the need to post everyday. I would rather you find a healthier balance that you can be happy with. I love seeing your posts as they happen πŸ™‚ And I love cooking too, so if you have a fun food adventure I’m sure I’m not the only one who would love to read about it!

  • Lori

    I am fine with your posts not being daily! I get it and don’t think you should feel like you need to post everyday. By the way, I am new to this post and I am already so impressed. You have inspired me to start doing the same thing. Thanks!!

  • Beth

    I learned along time ago that quality and quantity are two different books… you’ll be happier do just g it thus way

  • nfisk1

    Post whenever you can. Now I look at everything with the thought, “How can I refashion this?” Just picked up a pure silk blouse at my local thrift that’s 2 sizes to big in the hopes I can learn to take it in.

  • Holly

    I’m not peeved in the slightest. I look forward to your posts, but under no circumstances do I feel entitled to have a post from you. You write when you want to write; it’s far more important to me that you enjoy your writing and sewing. πŸ™‚

  • Veronica

    I wondered how you could post every day, because I don’t always get a chance to check my emails every day. Love to see your posts but taking care of yourself comes first.

  • Barbara Christianson

    Try to not stress out – all your followers appreciate your talent & creativity. Life is too short to worry over unreasonable expectations. Do things that make YOU happy & that will in turn inspire you. We love to read your posts – the frequency is up to you.

  • tvonzalez

    I though you bit off more than you could chew with posting every day but I was delighted since I am one of your newest followers.
    Better to go quality than quantity – I mean no one is paying us for our online wonderfulness!

  • Trish

    Love your blog and your creativity. Post when you can because I can go back and look at old posts which will give me ideas and also the courage to try my hand at a refashion myself. Please put yourself first (a lesson I’ve finally learned) and then, when it’s time, wow us with an amazing fashion makeover. Trist in NJ

  • Ronnie

    Now I’m not worried something terrible happened to you. Phew! Now when I get a post from you I will savor it like a fine wine/chocolate. You take care of yourself first. Everything else will fall into place.

  • GirlFriday

    Definitely not peeved – I applaud that you were able to reevaluate and determine that it’s not realistic, and then not beat yourself up about it. Great refash! This color looks amazing on you!

  • Super Starling!

    Posting every day is waaaay above and beyond anything anyone would rationally expect from you. That’ll just make you stressed out and want to quit it altogether. Post when it feels right — the joy will show in your writing!

  • Amy

    Please post when you can and enjoy life. I love reading them and am in awe of your creativity but want you to have fun with it, too!!

  • krugthethinker

    UM, you look amazing! I covet that dress with the covetousness of one thousand fiery suns! I am so glad you are doing what works for you. All of us love reading about what you’re doing, but most of all we want you to be happy! So we will gladly take posts whenever you can write them, and in the meantime, we’ll be glad to know you are out there in the world being your awesome self!

  • Ali

    I echo everyone else here – quality over quantity! You need to have a full life and enjoy every bit of it, the blog can come second, and we will all enjoy every minute of it!

  • corine

    Whew! What a relief! Now I don’t have to feel guilty when I miss reading a post and then have to catch up by reading multiples quickly! Now I may be able to keep up and can take my time and enjoy! Lol

  • FMRox

    I am so happy to see you come to the realization that quality is more important than quantity. In order your keep your blog going as long as it has, it will have to adapt with you, not the other way around. And today’s dress adds another sweet teal refashion to your wardrobe.
    By the way, a belated Happy Birthday!!! Keep doing what you do and be happy.

  • Amanda

    Love, love, love your blog! Don’t beat yourself up over not posting daily. I’d rather have the wonderful work you do less often than have slapped together rush jobs because you feel pressured. Keep up the good work!

  • Joy Larink

    Would much rather see inspired, funny posts done out of passion less frequently than posts done out of duty daily. We all adjust our goals as we get more information. That’s smart.

  • Robyn

    I wouldn’t mind seeing a cooking post or a recommended book blog every now and then. We all have enough stress, I am glad you are giving yourself permission to relax and enjoy what you do. You are very good at it! Thanks.

  • Linda Wilson

    A post a day is a lot, if I was to refashion or sew that much I would bore myself of it, and have done, while teaching in the past. Sewing and refashioning are about enjoyment. Loved that dress. Look forward to the next one!

  • Joanna

    Your refashions are always amazing and you make me smile and laugh. Being creative with fabric and words every day would be exhausting. I admire that you set the goal, but I admire you setting it down even more. I hope you enjoy many wonderful books and delicious meals.
    I just let go of a writing commitment and guilt is changing to a happier sense of what I want and can commit to. Your example helps. Your blogs will now be gems that pop into my email unexpectedly, brighten my day and keep inspiring me to thrift and create.

  • Kim Waltman Wollmer

    I must confess that sometimes I don’t read the Sunday paper until Wednesday. Any blog you write is great! I love the store pics of the ones that got away and also the pics of your cute little pup. You have inspired me too. I just wish I had your vision. You’re amazing.

  • Seppo

    Yes please! Quality over qvantity, as much as you don’t want to spend all of your time stressing about posting every day, I don’t want to spend all of my time worrying about if I am missing a post. πŸ˜‰ So keep up the good work and only post when it’s comfortable for you πŸ™‚ And I’ll enjoy reading even more, something good is worth waiting for πŸ™‚

  • Yara

    It is nothing wrong about accepting reality. And I’m happy with less posts but a happier and more creative Jillian! Do it as YOU like it.

  • Robin

    I enjoy your blog and wondered how on earth you were going to post every day in the first place. That is a lot of pressure. I check every day and it will be exciting when you post…Love the dress, BTW.

  • JoAnn W

    I really enjoy the posts and the fun you have doing the refashions….as long as we can look forward to the next one and know that it is enjoyable to you as much as it is to your fans….life is good!

  • Gema

    I don’t think there’s anything left to say that hasn’t been said by your other readers already – everyone loves what you do, the frequency doesn’t matter, and sometimes we put ourselves under unnecessary pressure to achieve… If you enjoy what you do, we’ll enjoy what you do. Pressure takes the fun out of things we love most; so don’t feel guilty for going back to being in the moment, refashioning when inspiration strikes – that’s the best way to be! We all love your Before and Afters! πŸ™‚

  • Cindy Rice

    Better to keep your joy, than a goal not anchored in a realistic expression of who you are now. You did gain from it though in recognizing how you have changed. Congrats for having the courage to see this!

  • Martine

    Hello. I think you are wise to see your goal wasn’t realistic, and then let it go. We all bite off more then we can chew every now and then, and it is good to be able to see it and take a different path. I will see and enjoy you’r posts whenever you have time and inspiration te create something!

  • Ellen

    A whole year is a lot to commit to – in the past, with other projects, I’ve chosen a month and posted (or written, or sewn or photographed etc.) every day for that month. I have a huge sense of achievement at the end of it, it still leaves 11 whole months for other activities and I feel it pushes me to really explore what it is I love about that subject. Plus, you can pick a quiet month (no planned holidays etc., or time off work etc.)
    Nice to see a new post from you, keep up the good work!

  • Deborah Marshall

    I agree a blog post every day was a huge challenge to yourself, glad that you are brave enough to say enough is enough instead of putting yourself under enormous pressure. Much better to have quality that you can enjoy putting out rather than quantity that you are not enjoying.

  • Kelly

    I love your blog and the fact that you share yourself with the rest of us! Live your life. Let us know about it when you can. Keep on inspiring!

  • KelleyB

    Wow! You barely changed it, but it looks 100% different! I love this one!!

    And I think its safe to say no one’s angry about the not every day thing πŸ™‚

    At the risk of sounding like a bad romance, I’m just glad I found your blog.

    That’s it! Pretenses off! I’m having a scandalous love affair with your blog- the likes of which can only be found in bad cheesy romances! I’ll be Jennifer Aniston. Or that girl from the vampire ones… (I’ll pretend I don’t know her name…)

  • Claire Malloy

    Love this refash and look forward to your posts whenever it works best for you. You are definitely worth waiting for, enjoy your life!

  • Murielle

    Post when you can and no regrets. Have always enjoyed your posts whenever they arrived in my email inbox, and I always will.

    That is a great color on you!

  • amarthya

    A daily post is way too much for me too. I started to feel guilty about not keeping up and deleting some before completely reading them for lack of time. Weekly-ish is better!

  • annybeads

    I actually am quite satisfied with your rate of posts. Just want to affirm that it’s like getting a surprise in my mailbox and I’m always happy to see what you do. So often I see “Ugly and hopeless” and you never fail to surprise me with something quite extraordinary!!!! Thank you very much. I am reading and hoping I will get inspired!!! Love and hugs.

  • Angela S

    Love this refash. Post when you can girl- maybe aim for once a week if possible and see how you go? Of course I’d love you to post more often, but there’s this little thing called “life” that sometimes gets in the way! πŸ™‚

  • Caty

    Life happens! And anyway I’d rather you enjoy putting up stuff and make it well-thought out refashions instead of rushed attempts just to satisfy our need for “more more more” (Which is part of the instant gratification that is echoed by fast fashion).

    If you want to take a break or just post more slowly ask people to write a short post with their refashion inspired by you (or a link to their refashion post somewhere else) and then schedule these to come through. But none will be peeved if you simply post whenever you can.

  • Kathy Coke

    I just love it when I get an email from you. . Just can’t wait to see what you have designed from clothes that needed help to start with.

  • Anne

    Just do whatever you feel like! No problem – we’ll all be here, just happy to have that email pop in whenever and fill us all with inspiration. This one turned out so well too. I’m just getting into a community sewing group that is starting up – I’ll be suggesting they all look you up – if they haven’t already.

  • Sandra

    I really look forward to seeing what you can do with your refashions and love to see the finds and even the goodies that got away or didn’t make it home on Thrifty Thursday. Thanks for a great blog. I will enjoy it whenever you can find time or the inspiration to share with us.

  • Anne

    Maybe aim for one a week and post it the same day every week. We won’t know if you did the refashion on Saturday and post it on Thursday.You don’t have to overachieve in every aspect of life….and you don’t need a second full time yet unpaid job.

  • Katie W.

    I would like to think that you are enjoying posting as much as I enjoy receiving them….so definitely reduce your post level till it’s fun again for you!

  • De

    I love your blog no matter the timeline of post. Schedules often take away authenticity and spontaneity and those are just two of many reasons that I read your blog! Thank you for being you and for sharing your refashion life whenever that may be.

  • Wendy

    This same thing happened to me…same intentions, same outcome. Going through the motions is kinda counterproductive to a creative spirit!!! So, now that you are FREE again, have some fun with your RF Rack! I love the things you’ve come up with and you’ve inspired me to do a few of my own! I’d send them to you, but they aren’t that groovy/cool…yet. I think you would like the cowl-necked sweater that I transformed into a cardigan, though. Off with the cowl, cut down the middle [front] and serge the rawness. My specialty is jewelry so I love seeing your vintage pieces paired up with your new fashions. Keep on keepin’ on. We love you!

  • Heidi

    I love the refash! I would miss the more frequent posts but I can get over that. You need to go where your heart is on this one. You are being honest with yourself and that is a very good thing.

    As PSHAMEL said, enjoy life, go with the flow.

  • jenny_o

    Your sewing and your blog should add joy to your life. When they start taking joy away instead is the time something has to change. And that’s what you’ve been smart enough to realize. Go for the joy!

    Love this dress. It reminds me of one I had in the 80’s that I absolutely loved. So much so that I’ve kept it all these years. It was a fairly conservative style and would not be out of fashion in any decade. However it does not exactly fit anymore. But I am on a mission to lose some unhealthy weight I’ve put on through the years and who knows what will be possible within the year? You look great in this!

  • Cricket

    I love your posts and look forward to reading them. I would be lying to you if I said I had time to do it daily. As my friends would say to me, “Do you, Boo.” Enjoy it all and don’t stress about it.

  • Lisa

    Forcing yourself to post everyday could actually lower the quality of the posts. Quality over quantity! Love your posts. You inspire me to be more daring with my wardrobe. πŸ™‚
    Rock on!

  • Ruth

    Quality over quantity. Besides, we love you unconditionally! Would you ever do some posts on how to accessorize the same outfit in different ways? I know you are a little limited because of your warm weather (not a lot of layers like we Northerners wear!). I would love for you to take the same black dress and style it totally differently from week to week. πŸ™‚

  • laurpud

    As long as you’re happy. Honestly, I’m glad. It’s difficult to keep up with a lot of daily blogs, & yours is a favorite

  • Wellyn

    Thank goodness. Sorry, Jillian, but I felt like the joy behind your blog really died for a while there. I knew you were forcing it, and I just kept waiting for an “okay, how about only one post a week?” update. I’m glad you’re doing this now. Sanity is much more valuable than a self-imposed challenge. And it’s nice that we don’t have to worry about you when we don’t hear from you for several days anymore. πŸ™‚

  • leslie

    We love you! Take your time and enjoy! What is that snazzy gold robe/kimono (?) on the rack behind you?!?! Is that beading? Looks fab!!!! Another score no doubt!

  • Vickie

    I understand how hard it is to post every day. I’ve been following your blog for quite sometime. You actually inspired me to start blogging.

    I want to refashion clothes but I want to lose weight first. You are able to fit into anything and look adorable.

    I started http://www.facingmyfat.com to blog about the challenges of losing weight. When I reach my goal, I will finally feel ready to use that dress form I bought and try refashioning,

    I blog most every day. It can be hard but I let the direction of the day inspire my topics.

    Thank you do much for all you do! Every post is welcomed.


    • FMRox

      Oh my, I took a peak at your blog and I am impressed with your courage! And start refashioning now, it will give you some fun, even if you are not at that perfect weight. Check out carissaknits blog. She lost a lot of weight and refashions her clothes along the journey. Sometimes the same item 2 or 3 times. Good luck in your journey!

    • Gail

      Vickie-as someone whose weight has fluctuated all my life and I am Grandma, don’t wait. Enjoy the journey. Jump in and start sewing.

  • Andrea

    Post when you feel motivated to do so πŸ™‚ The posts will be better quality and you will be happier. Everyone wins!

    Cute refashion. It looks so comfortable πŸ˜€

  • Kelly

    I do have to say that your daily posts lacked the same panache that your other posts did. I’m really glad you are going back to quality over quantity. And with your style, insite and sence of humour I would love to hear your cooking adventures as well, if ever inclinde. Your faithful reader!!

  • anitacologie

    I’m hoping for once a week and if you want to post a recipe or something, go for it. Your success is an inspiration to us all.

  • Loretta Mitson

    I love that transformation. And I love the color. One cannot be inspired 365 days a year. I will be happy to get your notices when you are inspired to send them. Be good to yourself and know that we all appreciate what you share with us. Be happy! Hugs!

  • Loretta H. Campbell

    I’m a writer, so I encourage you and everyone to read more. Plus, if you post once a month, that should be fine. Or have guests post (something you’ve done before, I think), and go on lots of trips. Or include posts about cooking. There are so many possibilities. First, enjoy yourself. Otherwise, what’s the point?

  • sherrie

    I totally agree, every damn day is way too much to expect of someone. Is once a week doable, if not, once every oher week? And when you are on a trip or too busy then whenever you get to it is perfect. Enjoy life, dont sweat the small stuff. We love your posts but when it becomes a second job then its not fun for you anymore. And when you no longer enjoy posting your finds and what you do to make them your own ….. everybody looses. Choose whats right for you, I am pretty sure we will all be thrilled to see any post you put out there. Make refashionista fun for you again, the rest will fall into place for us who stalk your creations, lol.

  • seweverythingblog

    I do a weekly post on my blog & find it quite difficult. Therefore I was so impressed when you announced a daily post! I think us sewing bloggers may not be meant for daily writing .
    I looove your refashions!

  • Ami

    I do not feel let down on bit! I love the creative things you do and they have been a wonderful inspiration for me. Your posts are well worth waiting for when you do post. I am putting the finishing touches on my cruise weardrobe that was purchased mostly at the local thrift store. I am not doing many refashions as I am running out of time but do have a few items that will be refashioned at a later time……..with one exception the no sew t-shirt refashion I have planned.

  • Betty

    Very cute. Although I look forward to a refa and post everyday I know I could not keep up that pace unless that was the only task of the day. Will look forward to when you can.

  • Lauren

    What? Why would we be mad? I feel much happier knowing you have time to read and cook! Goodness. Don’t even worry about random blog people. πŸ˜‰ That being said, have you thought about doing a weekly challenge instead of daily? Like every wednesday or whatever? Or just do it when you can. It’s your life! Thanks for sharing your awesome creations!!!!

  • Anna

    I feel like I’m letting you down every time I buy a shirt from Marshall’s instead of repurposing one from a thrift store. We both have guilt! Great dress and great color on you.

  • Jane

    It’s called having a life, Gillian. Go or it! We faithful followers will be happy to get your postings when and as they appear. No pressure.
    Another great refashion, by the way.

  • Andrea H.

    I love this re-do! And make whatever brings you joy your highest priority. Post when you feel moved to do so. We know you’re having delightful adventures the rest of the time.

  • Bethany B.

    I always enjoy getting your posts in my inbox, but part of what I enjoy is the joy you find in your thrifting and refashions. And I’d never want the pressure of blogging every day to take that away from you.

  • Angela McCormick

    This is one of my favourites! I was thinking this morning I havent had an email from you (your blog) but I even though I do enjoy them, I understand it is a huge job to do it. BTW do you wear these outfits more than once? I have a lot of clothes but you leave me for dead!

  • Dawn wisusik

    I do love you thrifty Thursday posts! I just want you to continue..posting everyday is hard! Thanks for all you do!

  • Bunny Hand

    Yah, since I post on my blog only when I have classes to advertise, I’m not unhappy with you! I mean, I only post once a month or maybe twice, for about 6 months a year. Only during tourist season. So there. You rock!

  • Alyssa Garza

    Well I can’t speak for your other readers….but I’m happiest reading whatever makes you happy to write. Go you for doing what makes you happy!! PS I would not mind if you decided to add in some cooking tips. Lord knows I could use them πŸ˜‰

    • Anne

      Although I have only recently found your blog and really enjoy it I do have to agree with everyone here. Though we really enjoy your blog we do not want to make you feel pressured into doing something that isn’t going to make you happy. What i call “Real Life” is ALWAYS more important.

      I also agree that if you happened to throw in a few “cooking tips” or a couple of your favorite recipes no one would mind πŸ˜‰ and if you just happen to be wearing one of your fabulous refash’s all the better.

  • Nephrolepis

    Technically, so far as blog readership and expectations, posting on a schedule (every week on Tuesday, every two weeks on Thursday, every Wednesday) is better than random posting. That being said, it’s best to do what works for you, and to even schedule out blog posts if you’re feeling particularly inspired one day. I have been keeping a book review blog for nearly two years now, and even posting every week (yes I read fast) is pretty time consuming and annoying at times. I can’t imagine posting daily.

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