The Refashioners 2017 – Gabby

Every year I get a kick out of seeing the creativity that comes from working around the limitations and obstacles inherent in an existing garment.; and the different approaches  and styles that are borne from that.  Creativity and distinctive style are phrases that sum Gabby up for me…The Refashioners 2017 - Gabby (5)


This jumpsuit and cape combo is so individual, theatrical and quirky and it just screams Gabby to me. Yet another thing I love to see in a reafshion. The expression of a individual’s style and persona…The Refashioners 2017 - Gabby (5)


The pop of orange with the grey of the suit is a fantastic combo and that little nod to the origins of the source garment in retaining the button cuffs is so much fun…The Refashioners 2017 - Gabby (5)The Refashioners 2017 - Gabby (5)

A truly original piece of refashioning!

If you want to see the before & WIP photos, plus Gabby’s thought processes, I think you’ll really enjoy reading her blog post.  Including her trip to a Pimlico car boot sale, pattern sources and how the whole thing evolved. 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. And I’ll see you tomorrow at the LAUNCH of The Refashioners 2017 for a whole month of inspiration to get you started! Sooooo freakin’ excited!!


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  1. Helen S September 7, 2017

    The orange looks perfect with the grey and I especially love the cape. Seems a big part of this challenge for everyone is finding enough usable fabric.

  2. Gemma September 7, 2017

    LOVE the capelet!!



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