Last ReFash from My Old Place & a Sneak Peek at My New Place!

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A Kylie Jenner-esque Denim Dress
Beige, But Not Blah Dress

Whew! What a crazy few weeks it’s been! I’m happy to report that I’m all moved out from my old apartment (yippee!) and all moved in to my new house (huzzah!)! I have some pics of my new digs further down in this post, but I know what you’re really here for…a refashion of course! :)

Last refash in the old digs!
Last refash in the old digs!

This is it, guys! The last time you’ll see a “before” shot with that weird tile floor! :)

What we have here is an interesting colorblocked 80’s top. I love the purple/green color combination, but I knew I wouldn’t love sleeves, as I was planning a day at a friend’s hop farm (it’s about 100 degrees here).

I also knew I wouldn’t like these:

Nononono!
Nononono!

I lopped off the offending pads and cast them aside.

No hard feelings.
No hard feelings.

Then, I grabbed my tailor’s chalk and drew a line down each side.

Do you see where I'm going with this?
Do you see where I’m going with this?

That’s right! I’m going sleeveless!

I pinned along each chalked line, and then (carefully) tried my future top on. I made a couple of tweaks, and then ran each side through my machine.

Whirrr!
Whirrr!

I chopped of the leftover sleeves and the rest of the extra fabric from each side with my pinking shears to keep the sides from fraying.

Chop!
Chop!

I thought I was all done. Alas, that was not the case. :/

Womp.
Womp.

My “top” was so long it could have easily been a slighty-too-short and none-too-flattering dress.. That wouldn’t do.

I pinned my new top where I wanted to fall (hip level), and made one more chop.

A final chop!
A final chop!

A hem quickly followed.

Hemmm!
Hemmm!

And just like that, I was ready to drive many miles for hop farm party in a nearby town!

Hmmmnnn...Seems legit?
Hmmmnnn…Seems legit?

I was happy to discover the budget signage wasn’t part of an elaborate ruse. ;)

Hops! As far as the eye can see!
Hops! As far as the eye can see!

My new top coordinated well with the hops!

It's a Hop Top!
It’s a Hop Top!

I had a delightful, if sweaty, day hanging out with some of my favorite people.

like my good pal Dan here.
like my good pal Dan here.

The scenery wasn’t too shabby either.

Did you know this is how hops grow?
Did you know this is how hops grow?
Every hopyard should have a scenic river view.
Every hopyard should have a scenic river view.

And that’s it! My last refashion in my old apartment!

Fin!
Fin!

But there will be many more in my sweet new house! :) :) :)

Douglas has already picked out his favorite spot.

It's a good one.
It’s a good one.

…and I can’t wait to show you how I made the ottoman in my living room for $1. :)

It's all coming together!
It’s all coming together!

But I’m pretty sure most of you will be happiest to see this:

My new sewing room!
My new sewing room!

I am so soooo happy. I’ve never felt more at home in my life.  This place has incredibly good vibes and I can’t wait to have years of creative fun here. :)

The seller left me this lovely & thoughtful gift that made me feel even more welcome:

Hmmmnnn...It's like she knew...
Hmmmnnn…It’s like she knew…

Cheers!

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