Refashion Runway: Summer Dress Winner and Overall Winner Crowned Today!

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Well, it’s been fun.

So fun in fact, I decided to host a Refashion Runway: Season Two!

But more about that later.

I know you’ve been waiting to find out the winner of the Summer Dress Challenge and want to know who will be crowned the overall winner of the First Ever Refashion Runway….

Let’s start with the winner of the Summer Dress Challenge.

Drumroll please……

The winner of the Summer Dress Challenge is………

Miche from Buttons and Birdcages! She wowed everyone this week with her cute, heart cut-out, summer dress refashion.


Congratulations, Miche! You always rise to the occasion to create something fun and fabulous each week!!!


Now, on to the big announcement of the overall winner of the entire First Ever Refashion Runway…..

Let’s do this like the Miss America Contest and announce the runners up first.

Our third runner up is Mary from Thrifty Chic. It’s been so fun seeing what her technical mastermind created throughout this season. Talk about some serious sewing skills. She will be the best dressed teacher at her school next year!!!

Here are her creations from this season:



We certainly won’t forget Mary’s winning Copycat look:



Mary will be taking home a gift certificate from Crafty Stacy.

Crafty Staci ad Feb 13

Thank you, Mary!!!


And now on to the second runner up.

Our second runner up is Miche from Buttons and Birdcages. It’s been fun to see Miche’s amazing photos that highlight her fun and playful styles. I always looked forward to seeing how she photographed her outfits.

Here’s a look back at her fun refashions:



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and of course today’s winning outfit:


Miche will be taking home a gift certificate from Pink Chalk Fabrics.


Thank you, Miche!


Our first runner up is Elizabeth from The Hungry Octopus!

She is a talented and creative seamstress, designing beautiful clothes from the most unlikely things. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us in the future!!!

Here’s a look back at all of Elizabeth’s refashions this season:

THO After 1 - Stripes - 7 June 2013

THO After 2 - denim - 14 June 2013

THO After 1 - Copycat - Gwen Stefani - 21 June 2013

THO After 2 - Summer Dress - 28 June 2013

Elizabeth will be taking home a nice gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop.


and a nice package of Tupperware from Kathy Gilliland.

Shape O Toy

Thank you, Elizabeth!


I really wish someone would’ve invented a computer that spewed out confetti and balloons just for this moment! 🙂

And now…… the envelope please………

The newly crowned winner of the First Ever Refashion Runway is…….

Sally from Charity Shop Chic!!!!!!!!

Congratulations, Sally!

She has amazed us with her creative refashions all through this runway competition:

From the Stripes Challenge:


to the Denim Challenge:


 to the Copycat Challenge:


and the Summer Dress Challenge:


Thank you so much, Sally for all of your hard work to make Refashion Runway a success!

Sally is taking home the Grand Prize from Coats and Clark. A prize package worth $100.00!!

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and some beautiful handmade fabric flowers from the Rachel Berry Blog.

Rachel Berry

Thanks, Sally!


So there you have it.

The First Ever Refashion Runway.

Thanks everyone for making this such a HUGE success!! From our hard working and talented contestants, to our generous sponsors, to the people who sewed along, to everyone who voted and commented. I’ve met so many new friends along the way. You guys ROCK!!

There will definitely be a Season Two of Refashion Runway. Stay tuned for the Open Casting Call.

In the meantime, if you’d like to try out, get busy and head to the thrift store, rev up your sewing machines, cook up some original refashions, fire up your cameras, and take some interesting pictures of your befores and afters. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the next season brings.

Also, if you’d like to be a prize sponsor of next season, or you know of someone who would like to be a prize sponsor, email me at

Have a wonderful weekend!


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About The Renegade Seamstress

I'm a busy wife, mom, grandma, and teacher who loves to create. I've joined the refashion scene and I 'd like to share and connect with all those talented and creative people out there doing similar things.
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70 Responses to Refashion Runway: Summer Dress Winner and Overall Winner Crowned Today!

  1. Barb says:

    Congratulations to YOU, Beth! What an incredible thing you have launched.

  2. What a wonderful event you created and such fun! Looking forward to more! Congrats to all participants!

  3. Jill says:

    Congrats to the winner and all the runner ups. Can’t wait for season two. Can it run longer?

  4. Amy Jo says:

    It’s been fun and inspiring to watch this friendly competition. What a great idea, and I look forward to the next one! Thanks Beth!

  5. mari says:

    You amaze me on what you have put together…this is so fun to see what talents are out there. Thanks for the entertainment! I would love a tutorial on making cushion covers for chairs and couches…..can you fit that into the competition?

  6. Congratulations Sally and all of the contestants and runner ups! Beth, this has been such a blast and I appreciate the opportunity to make new friends and share what I have to offer the refashion world. This was a lot of work for you. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  7. So sad to see it all come to an end, but super happy about Season 2!! Congrats to all the winners and contestants… they were ALL fabulous! ~M.

  8. Nikitaland says:

    Congratulations to everyone! I can’t wait for Season Two! Everyone turned out fantastic items and it was so hard to pick just one that I liked! Keep on sewing, you all did a fantastic job! 🙂 (wish I could sew)

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Congrats to Sally and all the other contestants! It’s been a wonderful time, and I’m happy that I was able to be a part of it. Thank you Beth for the experience. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for season two!

    – Elizabeth
    aka The Hungry Octopus

  10. Jo H. says:

    Congratulations to all the ladies for their wonderful creations, and than you, Beth, for hosting this fabulous event! It was enlightening, entertaining, and so much FUN!

  11. This has been very fun. I will look forward to the next one! I hope you get some prizes as organiser!
    Sandy in the UK

  12. Beth, well done! What a fun contest to read about and vote for- thank you for the experience. I loved seeing all the different challenges:) ~Weddings With Insight by Jackie Murphy

  13. offsquare says:

    Congrats to Sally and all the contestants! What a blast it’s been and Beth, you’ve done such a great job. Can’t wait for season 2!

  14. Soley Sewing says:

    Right, I have to get to the thrift store!!!! Would love to get on the short list!! 😉

  15. Gjeometry says:

    Oh, what a wonderful sewing contest you hosted. I really enjoyed it!! Congrats to all of the winners / runners-up! Their outfits are just fabulous! Very inspiring.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Such fun! Amazing talents!

  17. I clicked “like” but I sure wish I could have clicked LOVE!

  18. Congratulations Beth on a great contest! Congratulations to all the participants and especially to the winners. Fabulous “show”!! Even though I don’t sew clothes, I had so much fun viewing and voting. Looking forward to Season Two!!

  19. Congratulations to Sally and to all the participants. I was inspired from seeing the different ways the ladies approached the challenges. I loved the way they were able to look with a creative eye at a piece of clothing, and instead of just altering to fit, to think how to transform it or combine it with another item.
    Thank you, Beth, for hosting this fun event, and yes, I voted!

  20. Anny says:

    Thank you so much, Beth, for all your hard work. What a huge success! So looking forward to Season 2. Congrats to ALL the ladies!

  21. Debi says:

    This is the most funsite! I just discovered you a couple of days ago and I can’t wait to start on some neat new outfits. I’m sorry that I did not get to see the contestants b4 clothing to see where they came from, but I am totally blown away by all the results. I am so tired of most of the clothes that are out there. They just don’t excite me. But these creations are so much fun!! Congrats to all of you. You have plenty to proud of!

    • Thank you, Debi! Check out some of the previous posts to see what clothes the contestants started with and to see some of the earlier contestants refashions. For more ideas, click on the Tutorials page under my banner. Happy sewing!!!

  22. LubbyGirl says:

    I live a sheltered life. I never even heard of this until tonight, browsing the sewing category on wordpress. *sigh* to think of all the fun I’ve missed.

  23. Hey Beth! I’m so sad this has come to an end! I have had a blast doing this competition and am so thankful that I got to be a part of it! It’s been so fun to get to know new people and be challenged each week as well! Thanks so much for hosting this, and congratulations to Sally and all the rest of you ladies! 🙂 I also can’t wait for season 2! 🙂

  24. This competition is inspiring. Hope there will be second leg. Congratulations to all! 🙂

  25. Dianne Dobbs says:

    I have really looked forward to seeing all the refashions every week. You have done an excellent job of organising the competition, the refashions are inspiring. Will miss the weekly email. Food for thought, would love to see some enlarging refashions ie take something too small and make it fit.

  26. I’m in shock right now… thank you so much to the other competitors and to everyone who voted. Beth, massive thanks for organising such a great, friendly competition. I had a blast!

  27. Congratulations to all the winners! I can’t wait till next season….and I love voting!

  28. Madeline says:

    I have absolutely loved this contest and will definitely follow these talented seamstresses on their websites. Thanks for such a fun contest!

  29. kittehluvs says:

    Congrats to all the winners and all the participants! It was so very enjoyable to see all of the refashions, vote, and even sew along! I can’t wait to see what next season brings. And thanks to Beth for hosting!

  30. Jennifer says:

    Excellent season, and applause for all the ladies. Congratulations and well done to Sally for winning season 1.

    I’m not quite ready to enter season 2 yet (I’m still getting the hang of refashioning), but I just sent a request to have my company sponsor season 2.

    I’m excited for season 2!

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  32. so so brill what an awesome challenge – its been so great following along. I would be SO KEEN for season 2

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