OK, now you guys didn’t make this easy!
I was blown away by all the talented seamstresses interested in competing in the First Ever Refashion Runway. It was so hard to choose only six to compete. So I narrowed it down to eight competitors instead. Looks like there is going to have to be a Season Two of Refashion Runway. 🙂 Thank you so much to everyone who tried out! I hope you will all sew along with us this season and audition again next time.
Let me introduce the enthusiastic competitors in no particular order:
Meet Elizabeth from The Hungry Octopus. You can tell she really enjoys refashioning thrift store oddities into stylish new wearable clothing.
Meet this self proclaimed refashion addict, Mary, from Thrifty Chic. Like so many of us, sewing and creating makes her feel alive. And vibrant she is, in this refashioned crocheted top!
Now, meet Zhenya, from Being Zhenya.
This Russian girl turned Minneapolis sweetheart, rocks this cute peplum dress refashioned from an old maxi dress.
Now, meet Katrina from Offsquare .
She even tackled a lined raincoat refashion project. Not an easy task. I was so impressed!
Meet Sally from Charity Shop Chic .
I’ve been a fan of hers for quite some time so I was thrilled when she applied for Refashion Runway! She amazes me with her refashioned versions of celebrity style. Some day I hope to be as good as she is in her pattern drafting skills. So inspiring!
Meet Miche from Buttons and Birdcages .
She is a graduate student who loves vintage and traveling. Miche looks like she so enjoys her newly refashioned dresses! I love her photography and her quirky style on her blog.
Meet Barbara from Zibergirl Sews .
I had a hard time deciding which picture to show you from her site. She has a great sense of style. I wish I lived closer to Barbara, I’d love to hang out with her. She looks like she has so much fun in sewing and in life. Being a fellow teacher, I’m a tad bit envious of her since she just retired and has a whole lifetime of sewing ahead of her.
Last, but certainly not least, meet Jen, from Diary of a Mad Mama.
She is a 49-cent Friday “refashion machine” enjoying every minute of it and creating some amazing things from others castoffs.
Well every one, I hope you’ll sew along with us and vote for your favorites each week.
So you can all start thinking about your projects, I’m announcing all the challenges today.
Week One: Stripes
Week Two: Denim
Week Three: Copy Cat from a magazine, catalog or celebrity
Week Four: Summer Dress
As you can see, I’ve left the challenges fairly open ended. Just remember, each garment must be original (in other words not posted on your blog already) and have a before and after picture. Also, please remember, this is a “refashion” competition so your garment must be constructed from a previous item of some kind.
I’ll be sending a schedule via email to all the contestants.
If you are “sewing along” with us, send your before and after pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to see your creations, too!
One last item, if you are competing or sewing along, and you have a blog, so we can get the word out, please place a link to The Renegade Seamstress in your sidebar with this image:
And your challenge starts………RIGHT NOW!!!