Get Shirty: Shades of Autumn (and a bit of summer!)

The deadline is looming people! You have until midnight GMT on the 27th of September to submit your shirt refashions for a chance to win that AMAZING prize package. (Yep that’s 4 days left!) In the meantime….if you’re after some last minute inspiration….

This refashionย by CSews went through several evolutions before she wound up with this final incarnation using several elements from the Stylish Remakes book. If you hop over to her blog she’s reviewed and is running a giveaway for a copy of the book too! You’re welcome ๐Ÿ˜‰THE REFASHIONERS 2015 - YOUR MAKES (7)

Kate has sure embraced The Refashioners. This is her 3rd shirt refashion for the series!12

From a rain soaked pavement to a sun drenched beach! Love Sarah’s shirt turned romper!THE REFASHIONERS 2015 - YOUR MAKES (3)

The inimitable CarmentcitaB! Winner of the French version of GBSB I have recently discovered! You can see why when you look at this matching dress and bralet combo made from 2 Liberty print shirts she cannily found on sale at Costco!THE REFASHIONERS 2015 - YOUR MAKES (4)

Love these recycled (shirt) bags by ย @janavalach….available to purchase too!THE REFASHIONERS 2015 - YOUR MAKES (4)THE REFASHIONERS 2015 - YOUR MAKES (2)

Gemma landed this awesome plaid shirt and had some fun styling up her refashion by the looks of it! Gemma you like a fun lady to be around ๐Ÿ˜‰


Katie made great use of the Aster pattern for this make. Love the shade of this linen shirt and really MUST check that pattern out…it really does look like a perfect template for shirt refashions!THE REFASHIONERS 2015 - YOUR MAKES (3)

I was blown away by the ingenuity of these trousers and braces!! How clever right? Great plaid again too!THE REFASHIONERS 2015 - YOUR MAKES (6)

So impressed by this little combo too…THE REFASHIONERS 2015 - YOUR MAKES (1)


I am running to keep up with you guys and am seriously chuffed with how much everyone has got on board and embraced this year’s challenge! There’ll likely be another round up of your makes before The Refashioners is done as there are still so many to share. In the meantime, keep getting shirty! 4 days left to get your entries in!

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  1. Kate September 23, 2015

    Chuffed to be included here. I have loved this challenge – really got me thinking about refashioning, my list is now so much longer…

    • portia September 23, 2015

      It’s been so brilliant watching everyone’s makes come in and so cool that the challenge HAS got people seeing the potential fabric at their fingertips!

  2. Carmen September 23, 2015

    Congratulations everyone! All the refashions are really cool!

    • portia September 23, 2015

      The standard has been amazing Carmencita! Some very talented sewists out there!

  3. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas September 23, 2015

    These are all impressive, but those trousers are making me swoon!

    Okay…my refashion is done! My post is written! Just need to get the PHOTOS taken! I’m hoping for today for that!

    This challenge has been inspiring on so many levels, thanks Portia!

    • portia September 23, 2015

      Trousers are awesome! Really gonna struggle to pick a winner!! Looking forward to yours too!

  4. Miushka September 23, 2015

    Dear Portia -thanks a ton for putting us up to all of this wicked refashioning action! I have learned a LOT about shirts (and trousers ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and you really got me started on unpicking clothes and experimenting… The fun has only just started! ?

    • portia September 23, 2015

      Ah lady! You are welcome! Deconstructing is such a great way to see how a garment is put together. I really love what you’ve been doing and if that’s what you can do as a beginner….I can’t wait to see what you come up with going forward. I sincerely hope you’ve caught the bug for a lifetime because I honestly think you have some natural talent! Start a blog girl! I’ll follow!

      • Miushka September 23, 2015

        Aaah Portia!! Thanks ๐Ÿ˜€ Don’t worry, I’ll definitely stick to sewing! In fact, I’m quite seriously playing with the thought of having a blog – I just need to get my stuff together first ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll let you know when it’s ready!


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