The Refashioners 2015: Line up Revealed!!!

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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!!!!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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 😉

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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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19 Comments

  1. seamsoddlouise July 2, 2015

    Exciting

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  2. Alexa July 2, 2015

    wow, what a line up. I’m so excited about this!

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  3. Charlotte July 2, 2015

    My god, that is an epic line-up! Can’t wait

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  4. Wendy Ward July 2, 2015

    What a line-up! What an intro!! What a star you are to organise this. I’m so chuffed to be included, I return your bow Portia! x

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  5. Emma July 2, 2015

    Wow, looks great, I’m off to raid a charity shop or two for shirts!

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  6. Tasha July 2, 2015

    SO EXCITED! And honored to be included!

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  7. Jennie July 2, 2015

    Wondering how I have missed this before?!? Looking forward to seeing what lovely sewing friends come up with. You go girls! 😀

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  8. Wow! Just… Wow!

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  9. Juliette July 6, 2015

    Wow, that’s a helluva line-up! Can’t wait to see what all these ladies are going to make !

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    • portia July 11, 2015

      Isn’t it just! Soooo excited Juliette!

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  10. Ginger July 10, 2015

    Whoa! Can’t wait to see what all these fun girls get up to!!!

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    • portia July 11, 2015

      I know, right?!!! Starting to get the finished projects coming in now….and….OH.MY.GOSH!

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  11. Samantha July 17, 2015

    Ohh Portia!! I didn’t know you had a new blog – i have been patiently waiting for Miss P! what a dope! Can’t wait to see the creations! 🙂

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    • portia July 17, 2015

      Ahhh! Hello you!!! Yes, moved in Feb. All posts on the old URL should be redirecting here. Glad you found me!!

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  12. Jenny July 25, 2015

    When is the community deadline for entry? xx

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    • portia July 25, 2015

      Not until the end of September. Am extending it but haven’t announced that yet!

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  13. Rita Summers August 13, 2015

    Absolutely love this idea! I refashion clothes too, and eco dye vintage, retro and upcycled garments. Look forward to seeing this years results by The Refashioners!

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  14. Mary Cordell September 12, 2015

    Adds are covering the content on pages.

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    • portia September 12, 2015

      Hiya Mary, thanks for the heads up! Could you elaborate please as the site looks normal from my side…

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