So the countdown has begun people!!! In a month’s time, for an entire MONTH (launches Mon 3rd August) this blog will pay host to an achingly brilliant line up of bloggers ready to take The Refashioners challenge on and NAIL it!! For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, (this is the 3rd series) bloggers are challenged to refashion a garment for your delight and inspiration, basically to highlight how cool, creative and ecologically and ethically sound refashioning old garments actually is. The catch is, they don’t get to decide what that garment is! This year it is the ubiquitous men’s shirt. Yep, The Refashioners is “getting shirty” and showcasing a plethora (ooh, get me!) of ways to reuse, rework, and reimagine the basic man’s shirt; and if anyone is going to tempt you to raid the wardrobes of your menfolk it’s this lot! So without further ado….I am unbelievably excited (like peeing my pants excited) to announce this years STELLAR line up!!!!
Heather Lou – Montreal based Closet Case Files pattern designer and blogger. She of the Ginger Jeans and Bombshell swimsuit! Yep that’s her! Super cool. Super lovely. Oonaballona – Sewist, blogger, lover of all manner of libation, actress and all round force of nature. Seriously…I have no words! Zoe. My lovely Brighton buddy. Mum to a gorgeous baby girl. Ethical fashion advocate, blogger at So Zo… and genius behind the “Me Made” challenge that has taken the online sewing community by storm. Marie of A Stitching Odyssey. Vintage maven and founder of The Vintage Pattern Pledge. Best eyeliner flicks EVAH!
Elisalex – Co Founder and head of pattern design at By Hand London, blogger, IG’er, Mum, and wild haired wild spirit. Erin Hagstrom. The LA Based fashion blogger behind Calivintage., mum and cyclist. I have followed Erin’s blog for years. Love her preppy style. When I saw she had recently started dabbling in sewing? Well…!! Tasha of By Gum By Golly. Blogger, sewer, knitting pattern designer, and vintage officionado. Goddess. Marilla Walker. Emerging indie pattern designer, sewer, knitter, blogger, truly gorgeous gal.
Sunni. Founder of online Haberdashery A Fashionable Stitch, blogger and officially the best red pixie cut in the world! Wendy Ward. Designer, teacher, maker, pattern designer and author of The Beginners Guide to Dressmaking . Quite simply, a very talented lady. Wendy, I bow to you! Lisa Comfort and the Team at Sew Over it London. Lisa is an author, founder of the London based sewing school and haberdashery as well as it’s range of sewing patterns. Ingrid from We The Sewing. Super cool Swede, married to an English dude and living in Copenhagen. Blogger, sewer, Etsy seller and all round lovely gal!
Dixie of Dixie DIY. Sewer, pattern designer, blogger and a total sweetheart to boot. Mad skills and great style. Jenny of Cashmerette. Brit sewer Jenny resides stateside, is the Co-founder of The Curvy Sewing Collective and the recently launched Curvy Sketchbook and a fabulous ambassador for positive body image. Jenna of Just Sew Jenna. We recently discovered that Jenna and I live about 20 minutes from eachother! The internet can be a small place! Seriously lovely gal and I adore her quirky, vintage, English Eccentric style. Sasha from Fruits, Flowers and Clouds. I love Sasha’s edgy Italian style and have been stalking her on Instagram for a few months now 😉
Ute Strampfer. Berlin based self taught sewist. I’m a little bit in love with Ute’s minimalist style with a Japanese/Scandi twist (that’s a thing right?). Plus she posts the most gorgeous images on Instagram from her daily walks. Sarah of Grey’s Fabric. The uber cool proprietress of Boston’s best fabric shop. Makes great looking cocktails and throws an awesome bra and cocktail party from time to time. (Not quiiiite how it sounds!). Andrea of Four Square Walls. Philadelphia based prolific sewer, teacher and seamstress with the coolest apartment wall in the world. Fact. Sally of Charity Shop Chic. I can only look on in awe at the scale, complexity and creativity of Sally’s refashions. And she now has her own range of patterns too!!!
So what say you? August is gonna be pretty awesome right??!!! Get your shirt stash at the ready. This is gonna be BIG!
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