I recently asked you to share your thoughts and help shape the future of my Confessions of a Refashionista by completing a short n’ simple survey and I was delighted by your fabulous responses!
Take a look at The Refashionista Survey Results Are In and get a bit more personal with yours truly:
The age range was awesomely varied from 24 – 68 years old proving that there’s no age limit when it comes to refashioning & creating your own unique thrifty style!
On an interesting side note according to the Confessions of a Refashionista behind the scenes age demographic stats my blog is most popular with 25 – 34 year olds…
Survey responses came from all over the world with most arriving from the U.S & U.K.
A whopping 95% pop over for my refashions followed closely by my free tutorials, thrifty style & this quirky refashionista herself!
From these stats I’m thinking more DIYs for gals, accessories & home decor shall be seen in the future!
Hooray! My past life as a teacher has come in handy once again!
Yay! 65% of you want to see me sharing DIYs & spreading the positive refashioned-thrifty-sustainable style message on TV!
Boo! 29% of you don’t…harumph!
I’m not exactly sure how to interpret those stats or if there’s any particular reason the bulk of the “no” responses were from those in their 50’s but I won’t let it detract from my ambition!
What is your favourite part of Confessions of a Refashionista?
I was completely overwhelmed & incredibly touched by the variety of awesome responses to this question and thrilled to find out that you not only visit for my “clever creative refashions & tutorials” but also for my “bubbly, humorous personality” and “great energy, making us feel like its easy and we should not be afraid to try everything!”
I would love to share all of the wonderful responses but as there are simply too many here are a few of my faves:
“You’re a quirky writer with out of the box thinking for refashions, and you interact with folks. It’s really nice to get a comment back! I love that you’re not just another “brand name” knock off fashion blogger!!”
“I really like the fact that your enthusiasm and personality come through in your posts.”
“Love your bubbly personality. Oh, yes, and the refashions! Seriously, you have so many unique and helpful ideas.“
“Inspirational and at the same time achievable. I love the variety of ideas you have, the fact that you update it frequently and the personality with which it is all delivered. “
“You crack me up! And I love your refashions.”
It may surprise you to know that my real life is incredibly unhappy, lonely and isolated. Not having any friends or family for support means that my blog is my happy place and refuge where I am free to be my cheery self while at the same time sharing my talents to brighten the days of those who may be going through a difficult time as well.
The kind-hearted comments of encouragement & gratitude I receive help me keep my positive attitude and inject some much needed sun into my troubled grey days.
Discovering that my creativity, hard work & dedication inspire others to create their own unique (life)style boosts my imagination, motivates me to continue and fills my heart to bursting!
What, if anything, would you (realistically) change about Confessions of a Refashionista?
Amazingly most of the responses to this question were variations on the word “nothing” however there were a couple that had me scratching my head a bit:
“Maybe some refashion ideas for those of us with a little more meat on their bones.”
I am very proud that I am able to come up with tutorials that use no measurements and are easily adaptable to any shape & size. As my DIYs utilize the clothing that fits you well as a guide to transform what you already have in your existing wardrobe, linen closet and items easily found in your local thrift & charity shops you should have very little difficulty modifying my tutorials to create a style and fit that works specifically for you.
“I would love to see DIY Refashions for women with a non-perfect-body size.”
Pfffft! Who in the universe has a perfect body? and what does that even mean nowadays? Beauty comes in all shapes, sizes and types of packaging. Having struggled with eating disorders and years of being ridiculously critical of myself I’m finally at a point where I can look in the mirror and appreciate & accept what I see (most of the time) perceived flaws and all!
Part of the reason I started refashioning was because absolutely NOTHING off-the-rack ever fit me properly – did that mean my body was a bizarre shape? Nope! It means that clothing manufacturers have still not grasped the fact that we are not all built the same and have an incredibly narrow view of how women should look. Don’t let your opinions about yourself and others be swayed by that ridiculous way of thinking.
Having confidence and a positive self-image regardless of how others see you is paramount to mental health and well-being.
It is my sincere hope that my easily adaptable tutorials and thrifty outfits can inspire everyone, regardless of age, size or finances to step outside of the dictates of fashion and create their own unique style that makes them feel absolutely fabulous inside & out!
“I would skip the strange refashions such as taking a slip or curtain and making a garment out of it. It reminds me of the Carol Burnett episode where she makes a dress out of a curtain in a take-off of Gone with the Wind.”
This comment totally cracked me up & had me snorting tea out of my nose! Hilariously this is not the first time I’ve been compared to Carol Burnett, I also get Lucille Ball quite often as well, both iconic comedians that I take great pleasure in being compared to! I love transforming thrifted vintage textiles into groovy gear & shan’t be stopping anytime soon.
If you don’t like it, don’t make it – it’s that simple.
Anything else you’d like to add?
“Love your blog, I’m new to refashioning and your ideas are really helping me get into it.”
“Every day I am looking forward for a new article from C.o.a.R.!!! I love your website!!! Stay the way you are!”
“Please keep the quirk coming… so tired of blogs that take themselves and their writing too seriously.”
“I just appreciate the work you do — keep it up.”
“You are amazing and an inspiration!”
“Please, please keep going with it. I really look forward to all your posts.”
A massive Canadian bear squeeze to all those who took the time to respond and share their thoughts!