The Refashioners 2017 – Sasha

It’s here!! Today is the launch of The Refashioners 2017 #suitsyou. And kicking off proceedings, (like a boss) is Sasha….The Refashioners 2017 - Sasha


Sasha has borrowed some inspo from last years series and incorporated jeans into her refashion….The Refashioners 2017 - Sasha

The cut out back is so unexpected and ramps up the “edgy” factor of the overall look, and along with the addition of satin ribbon detailing and the shaping provided by the wrap back, brings some subtle femininty to what started as a very typical man’s suit…The Refashioners 2017 - Sasha

Nothing typical about it anymore! Proving that subtle reshaping and added details can really transform.

If you want to see the before & in process photos, plus Sasha’s thoughts on the process, (and some more of Sasha’s awesome photography which she just seems to nail EVERY.SINGLE.TIME) 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. Jennifer Greene September 3, 2017

    Hi Portia- Your link for hashtag #therefashioners2017 is going to the refashioners2016 (last year’s) instagram instead of this year’s.


    • Portia Lawrie September 3, 2017

      Thanks for the heads up lovely!

  2. Kathryn September 4, 2017

    This is such a clever refashion! I really enjoyed reading Sasha’s post & seeing her original inspiration.


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