The Refashioners 2016: Over to you!

I tell you what….I think this year’s series is shaping up to be the best so far. Something about this theme, and the (amazing) blogger inspiration posts, the way you are all engaging and embracing this challenge, and the STUNNING competition entries that are already coming in…something about all of that tells me this is gonna be good. REALLY good. The aim in selecting this years theme was not only to encourage the reuse of existing garments and textiles…but also to put pay to this idea that all denim refashions are “Becky home eccy” (to coin a rather amusing phrase that I’ve heard several times recently). And, well….I think we’re achieving that don’t you? Just take a look at what the series has yielded so far…THE REFASHIONERS 2016 - BLOGGER ROUND UP

Looks pretty impressive when all put together like that doesn’t it?!! Not a “Becky” in sight…and there is more….SO much more to come! If you haven’t seen already…there are some phenomenal competition entries coming in already.(I’ll be sharing those as they come in over the next few weeks) I’m floored by the amount of work that has gone into some of them, and also by the sentiments that are being expressed in terms of what you are all learning and gaining from this challenge. For me, there couldn’t have been a more gratifying and exciting start to this challenge.

So, if you haven’t already done so, get yourself involved. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

You can see all this month’s awesome inspiration posts here. And if you’re inspired to get your refashion on and enter the Community Challenge and be in with a chance of winning some epic prizes…DO IT! Deadline for entries is 30th Sept. Midnight GMT.

The Refashioners 2016 - Huge Prize Package

….I think you’ve got the idea now right? Essentially we want you to refashion some jeans! (You can find the full details/small print of the brief here). BUT, if you want to be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prize packages you need to SHARE that refashion with us in one of the following ways:

  • On Instagram: Share a pic using the hashtags #therefashioners2016  and #jeanius
  • On Pinterest: There is a community board here where you can pin your makes. (You will need to request an invite to join)
  • On Facebook: There is a community board here where you can post your makes (You will need to request an invite to join)

Only entries shared via the above 3 methods will be entered into the competition. Closing date for entries is 30th September 2016 Midnight GMT. Good luck!!

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  1. Alissa August 31, 2016

    This month’s refashions have been so amazing and inspiring. I’m a denim horder from way back! Thank you so much for hosting and organizing this event. But I thought Marcy Harriell (aka Oonaballoona) was going to be participating and I was so looking forward to her refashion.

    • Portia Lawrie September 1, 2016

      Hi Alissa! It’s been an awesome month for sure. I did make a little announcement on Social Media about a last minute change in the line up. Unfortunately Marcy had to pull out a couple of weeks back. Which is a shame because I was very much looking forward to seeing her take on this too. But I think Gabby did an amazing job stepping in. Especially considering she had a fraction of the time to pull this together than the other participants. That dress is a real show stopper!

      • Alissa September 1, 2016

        Oh, I don’t follow social media. Gabby’s dress was truly amazing and gave me so much inspiration. It reminded of the techniques and inventiveness in one of my favorite books – Jean Therapy by Scatha G. Allison.

  2. Carissa August 31, 2016

    I would like to be added to the Pinterest board please. My username is CarissaLB. Thank you!

    • Portia Lawrie September 1, 2016

      Hi Carissa! That’s done for you 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

  3. Helen August 31, 2016

    I haven’t always commented, but I have massively enjoyed reading all of these posts. What a group of talented people, and what creativity and inspiration! Can’t wait to see what everyone else does!!!

    • Portia Lawrie September 1, 2016

      So glad you enjoyed it Helen! There are some awesome competition entries coming through already!!

  4. Eve September 3, 2016

    Dear Portia,
    Could you please add me to the Pinterest board? I’m so enjoying everyone’s creations and would love to try some as well.
    Thank you for organising this. My Pinterest name is Marieve

    • Portia Lawrie September 3, 2016

      Hi Eve, so glad you’ve been enjoying the series! Have sent the pinterest invite. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with!!


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