The Refashioners 2017 – Estelle

Drumroll….welcome back to last year’s winner Estelle!! (Who can forget that work of art!) This year she’s turned her talents to our suit theme and created this awesome bomber!The Refashioners 2017 - Estelle


Featuring an on point pussy bow neckline…The Refashioners 2017 - Estelle


By retaining many of the original features (like welt and breast pockets and button cuffs) but adding new features like chunky snaps and contrast hem and cuff bands…The Refashioners 2017 - Estelle

….this old suit jacket takes on a completely different character and style. Awesome job Estelle!!!

For the full skinny on how this idea was formed and came together… full details are over on her blog. 

Stay tuned. We have a whole month of refashioning inspiration coming your way courtesy of a phenomenal line up of stitchers.

If you fancy getting your refashion on, but are in two minds about whether to enter this year’s community challenge;

The Refashioners 2016 - Huge Prize Package

….If you haven’t familiarised yourself with what the actual challenge is yet, essentially we want you to refashion an old, unworn or unloved suit! Simple as that! What counts as a suit you say? Definition here!

The Refashioners 2017 - Prize Package

Man’s suit. Ladies suit. Doesn’t matter.  Interpret how you see fit. If you’re breathing new life into a suit that would otherwise go unworn or be thrown away, THAT’S what counts.

BUT, if you want to be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prize packages you’ll need to SHARE that refashion with us in one of the following ways:

  • On Instagram: Share a pic using the hashtags #therefashioners2017  and #suitsyou
  • 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 2 methods will be entered into the competition. Closing date for entries is 31st October 2017 Midnight GMT.

Good luck!!! Get refashioning.

Oh and by the way…The Refashioners is going on the road this November!! If you fancy attending our very first “in person” workshop in London on 4th November….full deets here!!


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