The Refashioners 2017 – Andrew

And….drum roll…today we have EXECUTIVE DUNGAREES for you courtesy of the very clever Andrew! ¬†I should point out that this is not Andrew. This is Joe. Hi Joe!!The Refashioners 2017 - Andrew

 

THIS is Andrew (on the right) who decided that while he was adamant he wanted to make executive dungarees, he didn’t think he could rock the look himself (I beg to differ) and so instead Joe is the lucky recipient of Andrew’s skill and creativity…The Refashioners 2017 - Andrew

 

I think Joe has done a sterling job in showing these off. Good job chap ūüėČThe Refashioners 2017 - AndrewThe Refashioners 2017 - Andrew

 

I really like the idea of turning a formal garment into something utilitarian. And there are some great details in this make. A couple of my favourites are the welt pocket on the front bib and the side button plackets…The Refashioners 2017 - AndrewThe Refashioners 2017 - Andrew

Awesome right?

There are many more details and in process photos ¬† over on Andrew’s blog !¬†¬†And I thoroughly recommend checking that out. Really interesting!

Stay tuned. We still a bit more refashioning inspiration coming your way before we close up the blogger portion of the challenge and throw it open to YOU! Eeep!

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 – Heather Lou

I’m so glad we got one of these! Heather Lou’s take on the challenge is testament to the fact that you don’t need to completely dismantle a suit to transform it into something new…if the guts of it are good….work with it!The Refashioners 2017 - Heather LouThe Refashioners 2017 - Heather Lou

Simple changes can transform just as much as complete reconstructions and this longline sleeveless jacket/waistcoat/vest (Think I covered all linguistic bases there) is bang on trend and a great transitional piece…The Refashioners 2017 - Heather Lou

The Refashioners 2017 - Heather Lou

Of course what appears to be simplistic on the surface often belies the techniques behind it…The Refashioners 2017 - Heather Lou

So for¬†more pics, techniques involved and details¬†¬†head over to Heather Lou’s blog !¬†

Stay tuned. We have a few more  of refashioning inspiration from our blogger line up coming your way courtesy of a phenomenal line up of stitchers.

After that….it will be over to you and there are some great entries starting to come through already! ¬†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 – Rachel P

Today we have the inimitable Rachel sharing some refashion inspo with you. And this dress posing as a skirt and jacket combo doesn’t disappoint…The Refashioners 2017 - Rachel P

 

The gorgeous fit belies the fact that this suit was once too small and is derived from some really clever inserts and interesting seaming details on the jacket especially…The Refashioners 2017 - Rachel P

 

And a shawl collar is distinctly more feminine and can be worn up or rolled back to vary the look…The Refashioners 2017 - Rachel P

 

See what I mean about that fit!The Refashioners 2017 - Rachel P

For more pics and details¬†¬†head over to Rachel’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 – Toya

In a slight change to the publicised line up, (due to unforseen circumstances Ute has had to reluctantly step down through no fault of her own)  instead I have a little unexpected inspo courtesy of Toya. (Thanks for stepping into the breach lady!) This is one of the first entries into the community challenge element of the series and I was absolutely blown away by the ingenuity and quality of this make and I think you will be too!The Refashioners 2017 - Toya

 

As if this moto jacket (with purple velvet lapels people!) and pencil skirt combo weren’t cool enough…The Refashioners 2017 - Toya

 

Then there’s this too!!The Refashioners 2017 - Toya

 

Squeezing all of this out of one suit and all the limitation inherent in that is nothing short of brilliant. And what’s more they are all supremely wearable pieces together or in combination with other garments. So it’s win win all the way.The Refashioners 2017 - Toya

 

For more details and a peek at the “guts” of these creations head over to Toya’s ¬†blog.¬†

Stay tuned. We still have more 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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