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The Refashioners 2016: Your Makes – Vol III

So this will be the last round up of your makes before the winners are revealed on Friday. Eeeeep! It’s not been possible to share everyone’s makes here on the blog but you can see them all by perusing the¬†Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook posts that people have been submitting for the past couple of months. There are LOADS and there has been so much creativity and ingenuity out there. This challenge seems to have really captured the imagination!!

So without further ado, check out these beauties….the refashioners 2016 - your makes - vol 3

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The next time you hear from me on here, it will be to announce the winners of The Refashioners 2016. How on earth we arrive at that decision I don’t know! So feel free to chime in in the comments with your favourites!

See you Friday!!

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The Refashioners 2016 – Your Makes – Vol I

Been a bit quiet on the western front recently I know! After a month of posting daily, I took a week while you were all busy getting your refashion on ūüėČ BUT it’s time to start sharing YOUR makes for The Refashioners 2016 and maaaaaan are you lot pulling out all the stops for this challenge…here is just a small selection of what’s been popping up on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest so far…

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Love this skirt from Vision Of Ashlar. Simple colour blocking and panelling, and totally wearable.

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

This  military style jacket from Vera Luna is all kinds of good!! (Adult version anyone?)

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Another clever and gorgeous make from Vera Luna

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

This stunning quilt from Skirt Fixation looks like a total labour of love!

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Seriously love the concept of a denim “sweatshirt” and this one from Kate is a corker.

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Just check out this pleated side kilt panel and buckle detail. Clever right??

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Lady Sewalot is rocking this denim jumpsuit. Fact.

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

This dress from Carolyn is just gorgeous….and she made the denim shoes too!!!!

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Sometimes, simple is oh so chic. Fantastic concept from Martiarti.

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Adore this concept from The Silk Hills.

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

The Sewing Goatherd looks mighty pleased with her new wrap top from old jeans….and quite right too. Love it! And look….

She didn’t leave her little sister out . She scores a dress made from more old jeans!The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

 

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Totally blown away by this one from Messy Essy Makes. That quilt pieced cube section is a thing of beauty and works perfectly with the panelling of the dress pattern.

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Meggiepeg’s Mondrian inspired shift makes great use of the fabric and looks so¬†relaxed and cool.

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Can’t go far wrong with a denim kimono IMHO! Being made from rectangles of fabric makes a kimono a perfect solution to a jeans refashion.

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

The amount of work that has gone into this jacket by Fadanista is astonishing and what’s more, it’s gorgeous!

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Susan’s jacket is deceptive. It looks so simple and classic, but there’s alot of though and detail gone into it when you take a closer look.

The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Here’s Elizabeth proving that jeans needn’t be all ¬†blue with her incredible trench coat!

There are so many awesome entries coming in. Here are some more of my faves from Instagram…The Refashioners 2016 - Your Makes - Vol I

Not only that but I have been seeing some seriously intriguing “in progress/WIP” images appearing to. So I know there is SOOOO much more to come. Something about this challenge in particular seems to have struck a cord. And people are really embracing it and unleashing their creative brains on a larger scale than¬†in previous years. So. Freakin. Exciting,

Inspired now?

You can see all last¬†month’s awesome inspiration posts¬†here. And if you’re inspired to get your refashion on and enter the Community Challenge and be in with a chance of winning some epic prizes…DO IT! Deadline for entries is 30th Sept. Midnight GMT.

The Refashioners 2016 - Huge Prize Package

….I¬†think you’ve got the idea now right? Essentially we want you to refashion some jeans! (You can find the full details/small print of the brief here). BUT, if you want to be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prize packages you need to SHARE that refashion with us in one of the following ways:

  • On Instagram: Share a pic using the hashtags #therefashioners2016¬† and #jeanius
  • On Pinterest: There is a community board here where you can pin your makes. (You will need to request an invite to join)
  • 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 3 methods will be entered into the competition. Closing date for entries is 30th September 2016 Midnight GMT. Good luck!!

 

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The Refashioners 2015 – Enter to win a HUGE prize package!!!

The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

Well…..I promised prizes for the community challenge element of The Refashioners 2015….and BOY do we have some prizes for you! This is ONE prize package that will be awarded to ONE¬†lucky winner . Details on how to enter can be found here. But suffice to say, get a shirt, refashion it, SHARE it, and you will automatically be in with a chance of winning this PHENOMENAL prize package. It’s actually now worth over ¬£600! The challenge is open internationally and the deadline for entry is being extended to Sunday 27th September. Because lets face it. Not a great deal of sewing gets done until the kids go back to school!! So without further ado…here’s the lowdown on what you could win…just for refashioning a shirt! I know!! Right?!

Megan Nielsen is adding print copies of her Darling Ranges, Brumby and Tania patterns into the mix…

The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Sally is taking part in this years Blogger Challenge but also has her own pattern line over at Capital Chic Patterns; and is gifting a PDF copy of her super cute Bellini shirt pattern. Gotta be a perfect partner for a shirt refashion, right?!The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Dixie is also one of the awesome line up of bloggers taking part in The Refashioners 2015. (She’s a veteran you know! Having taken part in the first two series as well!) She’s donating a PDF copy of the gorgeous Bonnell Dress from her pattern line at Dixie DIY

The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Lisa and the team at Sew Over It are giving away a PDF copy of their gorgeous Vintage Shirt Dress pattern and taking part in the blogger challenge to boot…The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

By Hand London will let the lucky winner select any 3 PDF patterns of their choice from their fantastic pattern line. Here’s just a selection….but head over and have a browse and start planning what you would choose! Their very own Elisalex is part of this years blogger line up too!bhl

 

Tessuti Fabrics are offering the lucky winner two of their printed patterns. I’m currently crushing on their Sydney Jacket¬†and have just completed my first (yet to be blogged) Suzy Pants; but head over and check out the rest of their line to see what else you could choose…The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Closet Case Files are adding your choice of PDF pattern to this fantastic package. I keep thinking a shorty version of the Carolyn Pajamas¬†would be an awesome shirt refashion! But there are so many gems to choose from! Take a look! Heather Lou is another of this years participants…The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Grainline Studio are also adding in a PDF pattern of your choice! I want ALL the patterns! Jen Beeman is one of my style and sewing crushes. Love the simplicity of her designs. I have the Alder Shirtdress and keep meaning to try out a shirt refashion with that too…The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Zoe, another veteran who’s been a part of The Refashioners journey right from the outset is throwing in a copy of her Dolores Batwing Pattern. This is one of those patterns I suspect you will end up making over and over again. I really must get round to making this!The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Burdastyle UK are donating a FIVE pattern bundle from their huge range of digital patterns. (over 2500!) You could seriously lose half a day just browsing and picking the ones you want!!The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package The Refashioners 2015

 

Marilla Walker is also taking part in this years challenge and offering up a PDF copy of her Maya Pattern (one of my TNT patterns. I have six to date!) ¬†from her pattern line PLUS 1m of hand painted fabric to the lucky winner…The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

DIY Couture – A signed copy of this fantastic book from the author herself¬†Rosie Martin. Rosie couldn’t take part in this years challenge because she is busy writing her next book! If it’s anything like as good as this one…I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for that one!!The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Wendy Ward is not only part of this year’s line up, but she is also throwing in a signed copy of her brilliant book The Beginners Guide to DressmakingThe Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Simply Sewing Magazine are gifting a 1 year subscription to the magazine!! (Print if you are UK based and digital if not). I write a refashioning piece for the magazine every month; and guess who’s shirt refashion is gracing the front cover there? ūüėČ ¬†Just another possible way to go about your shirt refashion…The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Craftsy are giving one lucky winner their choice of online class from their huge range. I’m intrigued by this pattern drafting one, but you could pick ANY class you like. Go browse!The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Tilly is offering a place on her new online¬†workshop. So if jersey is your nemesis…that’s you sorted! (Did you know Tilly took part in the very first series of The Refashioners back in 2011?)¬†Taught through videos, the workshop shows you stress-free tips and techniques for sewing stretchy jersey on a regular sewing machine – no overlocker or serger required! AND it includes a free digital copy of the new Agnes pattern ūüėČThe Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Sew Crafty are donating this sewing essentials toolkit plus a bonus suprise gift…(a yet to be released new product ūüėČ Keep an eye on their IG feed for deets!)The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Fabric Godmother is gifting TEN spools of Gutermann thread. Your choice of colours from their online stock PLUS this super cute Lace Collar Kit PLUS a £25 gift voucher to spend in their online store! Wow!The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Sewbox are donating……TWO metres of your choice of Liberty fabric from their online range!The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Minerva Crafts are giving the lucky winner a £20 gift card to spend in their huge online store!main-header

 

Greys Fabric…as well as lending us Sarah to participate in the blogger challenge…are giving the winner $25 to spend in store or online…if the amount of underwear popping up on my IG feed is anything to go by, then these Watson Kits are worth a look!The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

 

The Village Haberdashery is gifting a £25 gift voucher to spend in store or online too, courtesy of the lovely Annie..

The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

Cashmerette (Jenny is among the line up too!) is offering the winner a copy of her newly released Curvy Sketchbook.  A book of fashion Croqui customised to your  exact silhouette, the Cashmerette Curvy Sketchbook line was designed to help you design and plan your wardrobe on a figure that looks like yours! The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

 

The Personal touch!

Wanting to add a little gift of their own, a number of this year’s line up have delved into their own stashes or made something with their own hands to add to the prize pool…

Tasha is gifting a vintage pattern and notions from her personal collection…The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

Marie is adding these beautiful reproduction patterns from her personal stash of vintage and vintage inspired patterns (which I’m reliably informed is somewhat impressive!)The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

Jenna is another vintage devotee and is adding these two vintage patterns into the mix…Jenna

Ingrid ¬†sells her handmade accessorieson Etsy; and she’s used the leftover scraps from her shirt refashion to make these zippered pouches to add to the prize package!Refash results 5

 

and finally…Erin made these indigo shibori bandanas!calivintage_com_indigo

 

Update 08/082015  РJust Added!!! These 3 amazing titles courtesy of Quadrille Craft!!quadrille prizes

And there we have it!!

Now tell me….isn’t that a good reason to raid your men’s wardrobes and get refashioning?!!

The Refashioners 2015 Awesome Prize Package

Full details on how to enter can be found in this post. UPDATE/REMINDER: for those of you who have already read that post…I am extending the entry deadline to Sunday 27th of September. So the Community challenge will continue past the blogger challenge¬†and into September ūüôā

The Refashioners 2015 starts on Monday 3rd August. Oh, and it’s gonna be AWESOME!! ūüėČ

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