The Refashioners 2017 – Beth

When I first set this challenge I anticipated lots of neutrals. As tends to be the nature with men’s suits in particular. Grey, navy, black. That kinda thing.  I hadn’t factored in ladies suiting  (so clear was I in my minds eye that it would all be men’s suits) which of course (duh) will come in a vastly extended range of colours. I love the surprises this challenge throws up….and this GORGEOURS coral red number from Beth is “da bomb”!The Refashioners 2017 - Beth


On first inspection a classic fitted shift. Princess seamed bodice and pencil skirt. (BTW, princess seams are your friend with this challenge. Narrower pattern pieces ya see!)The Refashioners 2017 - Beth The Refashioners 2017 - Beth


But no!! This dress is ALL about the party in the back! Using the original rouleau scallop detail to great effect. Absolutely inspired. And another “you would never know” refashion…The Refashioners 2017 - Beth

An interesting read. Especially how on earth she tackled that rouleau trim. Very clever! Full details are over on Beth’s 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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