The Refashioners 2017 – Rachel W

Some serious pattern piece tetris for you today! How on EARTH Rachel managed to squeeze this skirt out of her source garment is a source of amazement to me!The Refashioners 2017 - Rachel Walker


The scarcity of fabric to work with has made for some really interesting details and the retention of many of the original jacket features in unexpected locations all over this skirt…The Reffashioners 2017 - Rachel WalkerThe Reffashioners 2017 - Rachel Walker

To truly appreciate the pattern placement wizardry going on here, and for details of a fab new refashioning resource page the girls at The Fold Line have set up…  head over to the full blog post here.  

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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