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Ooh La La Hoodie Dress

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I hope you’re in the mood for a super-quick refashion!  I had every intention of having tons of time to turn  Obi Wan-esque hoodie into something fab before some of my nearest and dearest pals come over for a French-themed potluck.

"Help me Jillian.  You're my only hope!"  :)
“Help me Jillian. You’re my only hope!” 🙂

Unfortunately, I decided to make my dish from this lil book right here:

Jillian & Julia!  :)
Jillian & Julia! 🙂

I made a Lamb Stew with Spring Vegetables…mainly because it’s one of the least expensive recipes in this tome.  It took forever.  3 hours of constant work followed by one merciful hour of letting it simmer.

Don’t get me wrong, it was delish!

Nom!  Lamb!
Nom! Lamb!

But I had only a few minutes to complete my refash!

I grabbed a pair of scissors and cut a small slit on each side through the front and back of the hoodie, right near my waist.

Snip!
Snip!

I tossed the hoodie on over a little black dress, and threaded a skinny belt through the holes.

Not too shabby for only taking a few seconds!
Not too shabby for only taking a few seconds!

A wonderful time was had by all…

Happy awkward faces.
Happy awkward faces.
Yes...my dining room is also my sewing room!  :)
Yes…my dining room is also my sewing room! 🙂

My friend Phillip had a bit of fun making videos for Vine like this one, and Douglas made his debut into society.  🙂

Doug E. Doug!
Doug E. Doug!
:)
🙂

 

:)  :)
🙂 🙂

Cheers!

Q&A Monday: What NOT to Thrift
The Grass is Greener: Double Dip Dyed Dress

18 thoughts on “Ooh La La Hoodie Dress”

  1. Cute!!! I devoured most of last year’s blog in one sitting. It is so fun. I am so bummed out that I got rid of a ton of clothes I could have refashioned but… no more. Unfortunately I’ll have to wait until next year to go thrifting. I live in Indonesia and have to work with what I’ve got and some great batik fabrics.

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  2. Love the Fella pics, you two are so cute and appears that ya like each other ALOT (wink)! That hoodie looked like it was itchy,, was it? Cute as always though.

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  3. Wow, so many of your tutorials I look at the first picture and I’m like, “That’ll never be fix-able.” Then I look at the last picture and I’m like, “She looks amazing!” And then I realize you didn’t actually DO much with it, and that’s the most incredible part. Sometimes I feel like there is no way to LEARN how to become a refashionista; you just have to be born with that incredible eye for potential that you have. Thanks for taking the time to show off your talent to all of our jealous eyes here on the internet! ;D

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    • Douglas is a ‘hottie’? Well…he is definitely quite tiny, & very very cute!! {Jilly, i’d be afraid of someone stepping on him; he is SO ITTY BITTY!!} Awww!!!!

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  4. Talented and thrifty! You and your pals seem to be having fun. Lamb stew looked tasty. You demonstrated quick thinking in the handling of your refashioning. The outcome was awesome.

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  5. You look very Frenchy – you have an excellent eye for details that flavour the whole outfit. You also look very happy, which is really nice to see!

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  6. I am brand new. Thanks to a cold, this weekend, I am looking at as many of your posts as possible. Question, what do you do with all your refashions? Do you tend to keep a lot? Give away to friends? Donate? Signed, Curious 🙂

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    • Thanks for checking out my bloggy blog. Last year (for my 365 day project), I donated everything to Revente’s Last Call — a charity store that benefits the Women’s Shelter. This year I’m keeping a lot of what I make, as I’m having to rebuild my wardrobe! 🙂

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  7. As always, your creativity is awesome. And having read this blog for a while now, I’d like to say that it’s wonderful to see you happy!

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