College Reunion No Sew

When I picked this up for .99 cents I had NO idea what I wanted to do with it..

No clue…

It fit pretty well as-is minus my gynormous outer thigh situation… And I love the sleeves! I’ve done many a “cold-shoulder”effect lately… but I despise the elastic at the wrist.

I thought, “Let me just cut off the things that annoy me and go from there…”

So that’s what I did

Usually I like to finish all my raw edges but this material does NOT fray in the slightest so I thought… why bother? So I left it.

And I love it!

Easiest refashion EVER

I haven’t done a No Sew in a long time… they kind of scare me. But this one was a cinch and it was kind of accidental. Some times the less you plan, the better the outcome.


When it’s raining out, you take indoor photos 🙂

I actually love Spring/Summer rain.

When it let up I headed outside.


All you can do on a FREEZING, rainy Spring afternoon photo shoot is laugh.


Later that afternoon I headed to the Bux to see my college friend Christina.

NOW the sun comes out…

We lived 2 doors down from each other in our freshman dorm and we were pretty good friends. We ate pizza like there was no tomorrow! In fact, she jokingly blamed me for her freshman weight gain of 25lbs. She ended up transferring to ISU for our sophomore year but I definitely remember really liking her and being sad when she didn’t show up in the dorms the following fall.

Fast forward 16 years and we’re going to church together. We’re both on the worship team, and one night we were all hanging out, talking, and she mentioned she went to Olivet her freshman year. I told her I went to Olivet and we got to talking and low and behold she was THE Christina I binged ate pizza with!

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I mean, Come on! 16 years later… how were we supposed to know?

It’s funny, but when I look at her now I see the young freshman I went to school with and it’s like, Wow. I feel kind of stupid for not figuring it out earlier 🙂

We reminisced for about 3 hours! She brought her year book (I couldn’t find mine).  I brought my college scrapbook. And it’s like no time passed at all…

Fall play, 2000. “The Importance of Being Earnest”

I had SO much fun in college. It was the best 4 years of my life. I just can’t say enough good things about ONU and my experience there. I wish Christina could’ve had the same experience.

I’d say we’ve aged gracefully 🙂

Our school colors at Olivet were purple and gold so this No Sew refashion was all the more befitting for a stroll down memory lane.

It’s difficult to say what the best part of this refashion is: the college reunion bit, or the fact that all I needed was a sharp pair of scissors.


Happy No Sewing!

7 thoughts on “College Reunion No Sew

    1. So sweet, Gema. Thank you! Call me a dork but… I’m a “Soft Summer” season. I know that because I visit basically every week and check these things out 🙂 Muted cool tones flatter me the most, but since “soft” complexions like mine can go “both” ways I can wear muted warm colors too. I was clueless about what colors to wear before! (I thought I was an Autumn because my eyes are green…). Anyhoo, check out the site if you have trouble finding your best colors/or if you’re just curious. But thank you for the compliment! 🙂 (That wasn’t meant to sound like a commercial… I just truly like learning about that kind of stuff!) 🙂

      1. You’re no dork – I’ve just visited that site…and spent a long time trying to understand what I am..!! I think I’m autumn, but not sure about cool/warm, etc… I’d love to understand it properly, because I agree with the notion that some things REALLY make me look washed out – and you always seem to glow (altho’ I’m sure that’s not just knowing you’re a Soft Summer!) x Thanks for the tip!!

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