The Refashioners 2017 – Jasika

If you follow this blog you’ll know I love me a kimono. So this kimono suit from Jasika? Right up my strata!The Refashioners 2017 - Jasika (4)


Jasika has taken this suit from massive and masculine to unapologetically feminine in a fierce kinda way. Not just in the changes she has made construction wise, but in pairing it with a floral bustier. The juxstaposition of formal vs floral is just yum…The Refashioners 2017 - Jasika (4)


And you gotta love a chunky gold zipper….The Refashioners 2017 - Jasika (4)

The Refashioners 2017 - Jasika (4)

She’s written the  most detailed and interesting blog post. One of the things I love about this challenge is the thought process and the changes of direction the limitations of an existing garment “force” you into; and the creativity those limitations can spark.

If you want to see the most hilarious and cheeky before photo I think I’ve ever seen (almost spat my coffee out) & in process photos, plus Jasika’s thought process as she worked through this refashion and overcame the obstacles and limitations that it threw at her;  full details are over on her blog. 

As ever, 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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1 Comment

  1. Helen S September 6, 2017

    Another great make, and so many things to learn from every challenge. I love the Kimono jacket, the style details on the pants and the general feminisation of a man’s suit.


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