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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The Refashioners 2017 – Estelle

Drumroll….welcome back to last year’s winner Estelle!! (Who can forget that work of art!) This year she’s turned her talents to our suit theme and created this awesome bomber!The Refashioners 2017 - Estelle

 

Featuring an on point pussy bow neckline…The Refashioners 2017 - Estelle

 

By retaining many of the original features (like welt and breast pockets and button cuffs) but adding new features like chunky snaps and contrast hem and cuff bands…The Refashioners 2017 - Estelle

….this old suit jacket takes on a completely different character and style. Awesome job Estelle!!!

For the full skinny on how this idea was formed and came together… 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.

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 – Selmin

Yay! I was hoping a corduroy suit would creep into the mix at some point. (Linen suits, I’m looking out for you too!!)…The Refashioners 2017 - Selmin

 

Selmin’s corduroy jumpsuit is inspired! This is jumpsuit number 3 so far. (Liz & Gabby both tapped the trend too) and I suspect it won’t be the last. It seems suits lend themselves to becoming jumpsuits! 2 pieces become one.  Simples! But each of them is so different. Led by the source garment and suiting (pun) the style and aesthetic of the wearer perfectly! I bloody love this series!!The Refashioners 2017 - SelminThe Refashioners 2017 - Selmin

 

Loving the western styling to the back yoke here. The whole thing has a kind of luxe utilitarian feel about it….The Refashioners 2017 - Selmin

 

As one brilliant comment on instagram has said….”you could take over the world in a jumpsuit like this”…The Refashioners 2017 - Selmin

Selmin has put together a video tutorial and full write up of this project for your delight and delectation! 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.

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 – Claire-Louise

Sewing producer and mastermind behind The Great British Sewing Bee, Claire-Louise up today, transforming a man’s suit into THIS! So MANY delicious details in this dress…The Refashioners 2017 - Claire-Louise (4)

 

The original lapels flipped to the back to form a plunging V back. Love that draped and gathered front section…that’s the original CB seam of the jacket running across the front…The Refashioners 2017 - Claire-Louise (4)

 

The party is definitely in the back here! Details of the original suit abound, cleverly incorporated as  subtle repurposed design details….The Refashioners 2017 - Claire-Louise (4)

The Refashioners 2017 - Claire-Louise (4)

See that? That Lovely curved panel at the hem where the original button cuff doubles as a back split?! And the welt pocket positioned perfectly at the back hip?

The Refashioners 2017 - Claire-Louise (4)

Clever, clever, CLEVER! If you want to see the before & in process photos of the draping process used to create this beauty,  full details are over on Claire-Louise’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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