The Refashioners 2017 – Elisalex

This is a hard challenge. Easily the most challenging we’ve tackled to date.  So if you’re struggling, take heart. You’re not the only one! This one has alot of us scratching our heads. (Me included btw.) And the lovely Elisalex is no exception. But she’s still come out smiling…The Refashioners 2017 - Elisalex


And wilth a killer skirt to show for it!The Refashioners 2017 - Elisalex

The Refashioners 2017 - Elisalex


My absolute favourite details on this make have got to be the fab seaming on this pattern and the inspired use of the trouser fasteners on the waist…The Refashioners 2017 - ElisalexThe Refashioners 2017 - Elisalex

While Elisalex may have conceded defeat (for now 😉 ) on refashioning the jacket part of her suit, this is still cracking inspo in terms of how  the trousers part can be used and original details incorporated.

For the full lowdown on the challenges Elisalex encountered on this make full details are over on the By Hand London 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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