The Refashioners 2017 – Beth

When I first set this challenge I anticipated lots of neutrals. As tends to be the nature with men’s suits in particular. Grey, navy, black. That kinda thing.  I hadn’t factored in ladies suiting  (so clear was I in my minds eye that it would all be men’s suits) which of course (duh) will come in a vastly extended range of colours. I love the surprises this challenge throws up….and this GORGEOURS coral red number from Beth is “da bomb”!The Refashioners 2017 - Beth

 

On first inspection a classic fitted shift. Princess seamed bodice and pencil skirt. (BTW, princess seams are your friend with this challenge. Narrower pattern pieces ya see!)The Refashioners 2017 - Beth The Refashioners 2017 - Beth

 

But no!! This dress is ALL about the party in the back! Using the original rouleau scallop detail to great effect. Absolutely inspired. And another “you would never know” refashion…The Refashioners 2017 - Beth

An interesting read. Especially how on earth she tackled that rouleau trim. Very clever! Full details are over on Beth’s 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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The Refashioners 2017 – Emily

Suiting goes Femme with a capital F!! Today’s inspo  from Emily couldn’t be much more feminine, classy and fit for a cocktail (or three)…The Refashioners 2017 - Emily

 

 

More pattern tetris going on with this make. From the front you wouldn’t even know this was made from a suit…The Refashioners 2017 - Emily

 

Even from the back the only indicator of the origins of this garment is that cheeky welt pocket…The Refashioners 2017 - Emily

When it comes to refashioning there are tweaks and there are transformations. I think this one is firmly in the latter camp!

More pics and details are over on Emily’s 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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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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The Refashioners 2017 – Elena

There’s a little surprise with today’s contribution from Elena. This cute kimono style jacket is supremely wearable …The Refashioners 2017 - Elena

 

But wait! What’s that peeking out from underneath?The Refashioners 2017 - Elena

 

Why it’s a cami made from the original lining of the suit that’s what!The Refashioners 2017 - ElenaThe Refashioners 2017 - Elena

Re using the lining as a lining is a no brainer. But reusing the lining to create a completely new garment? That’s a “why didn’t I think of that?” kinda moment!  Head over to Elena’s blog for the full lowdown!

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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