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 email@example.com. 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!!!
Some very talented ladies. Can’t wait to see what’s next…
I think they will all step up to the challenge. I’m excited to see what they design! I hope you’ll be voting and possibly sewing along…..
Can’t wait to follow along.
I hope you’ll be voting, too!
A few of them I know, and a few of them I look forward to knowing. The challenges look fun!
They are all passionate about sewing and refashioning. I think there will be no shortage of creativity!! I can’t wait!
Oooooh, I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! Good luck to everyone!
This should be quite exciting! I hope you’ll be voting for your favorite designs!
I can’t wait to see what they come up with.
Me, too. I hope you’ll be voting for your favorite designs and possibly sewing along….
So excited to have been chosen 🙂 Can’t wait to start refashioning!
I can’t wait to see what you do!!!
I can’t wait! I am so excited. Thanks for choosing me! 🙂
I’m looking forward to seeing your creations!!!
Exciting! Some very talented ladies in the group. You gals sure up the performance pressure somewhat! 🙂
You are ALL very talented!!! Have fun!
Looking forward to seeing everyone’s creations – it’s like the Great British Sewing Bee all over again!
Oh yes, that’s what I’m hoping, too!
Thanks for agreeing to be a prize sponsor. What image would you like me to put in my sidebar?
What fun! Can’t wait to see everyone’s projects! 🙂
So exciting and thanks so much for offering to be a prize sponsor!!! What image would you like me to put in my sidebar?
How about my gravatar? It’s so ME! 🙂
Thanks for choosing me! I can’t wait to see what everyone has up their sleeves!
You are so welcome, Elizabeth! You have beautiful refashions!
I’m SO excited to have been chosen, looking forward to seeing everyone’s projects!
And we are looking forward to seeing your creative designs!
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Woo Hoo! I love to exercise my vote and another favorite is to watch you all do your magic in refashioning thrift store clothes! Can’t wait to see the results!
Thank you , Kelli! This should be fun, I’m looking forward to seeing what they do!
What a great honor to be selected for the competition! I have butterflies in my tummy. I am looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. Thanks for the opportunity.
YAY! I can’t wait to see your creations!!!
makes me get my machine out and squeeze my grey cells :-)) looking forward to some simple DIYs.
I hope you’ll be sewing along and voting!!
I’m excited to see what all these lovely ladies come up with! So fun!!
and hopefully it sparks a fire in me to clear off my craft table and get sewing! 😉
Oh, I hope you do, Petra. We’d love to have you sew along with us!
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This will be very interesting to watch.
I’m excited to see everyone’s creations, too!
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Nice job ladies! Congrats!! :)This should be fun to watch—I’m gonna sew along! CANT WAIT FOR THE DENIM challenge—–that’s my thing! 🙂 I’ll do my best on the pictures so I can shoot again for next “season.”:)
I’m so happy you’re going to sew along!!! The response to the “Casting Call” was so exciting We DEFINITELY have to do a Season TWO! I can’t wait to see your creations!!!!
Such an amazing line up!! I’m so excited to see what everyone comes up with and really tempted to sew along!
Oh, Grace, I would love it if you sewed along with us! I can’t wait to see your creations, too!
I’ve come here the last two days meaning to leave a comment and then getting side-tracked by the blogs of these wonderful re-fashioners!! I am so looking forward to the competition and I’ll be voting 🙂
I wondered where you were! 🙂 I’m glad you had a chance to check out their blogs. Super happy you’re going to follow along and vote. Should be fun!!!
Hi Beth! I have been getting my “Stripe on” today. Just a few questions. Do I post to my own site once my creation is ready? Or do you want us to send them to you! Let me know how you want it sent
Yes, send me the before and the after pictures. (You can have more than one of each if you like) You can also post them on your site with a link to my site. I’ll also link your pictures back to your site. I’ll post them on Saturday so the voting can begin…..
Can’t wait to see your creations!!!
Did you get my message about the Week Four Challenge?
No, what is up?
The document I sent to you said it was going to be a Pantone color challenge, but it is actually a summer dress challenge. Hope this didn’t cause a problem for you.
No Problem. I am not used to checking my gmail. I only saw that today. I am good!
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Awesome! I’ll be checking out all of their websites. Personally, I finally got a new/used sewing machine that I think I will like a lot better than the one I got 3 years ago. I could never figure out how to work the darn thing (to many buttons). I’m pretty sure I will like this one a lot better. No bells or whistles; just what I need to get started.
Sounds like this machine will be perfect. I just use a very basic Singer machine. Works fine for me!!! Have fun and I hope you’ll stay tuned and vote for your favorite refashion.
I hope to sew along but as my sister points out I suffer with ‘Triple A – Double D’ (Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder)!
Ah hahahahahahahaha! That’s so funny, I’m going to have to use that one!!!
Great creativity by all participants! Be Blessed Everyone! Mtetar
You’re most welcome! Be Blessed, Mtetar
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Looks such fun, can’t wait to see what people come up with 🙂
Some of the after pictures are starting to trickle in and I’m impressed with what they’ve created so far!!! Can’t wait to post them all on Saturday. Stay tuned…..
looking forward to sewing along!
I’m glad you’ll be sewing along!! I’m hoping to have a Flckr page set up for the sew along photos, but if I don’t get that accomplished, just go ahead and email your pictures. I’ll lin them back to your site.
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I did a little thrift shopping today…..:) Picked up some neat stripes today!!! I didn’t realize you were posting pictures tomorrow…I don’t know WHAT I was thinking. LOL I thought it would start tomorrow….but it all makes sense now. Oh my. 🙂
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