And the Winner of the Plaid Challenge is……..

Refashion Runway Season Two3

Whoa! What a great beginning of Refashion Runway: Season Two! Eight astonishing transformations from eight talented “Redesigners”.

A big thank you to everyone who voted, all the prize sponsors, and especially the hard working contestants.

I know you all have been waiting for the big announcement, so with out further adieu,

CONGRATULATIONS to Trish from Feeling Kinda Thrifty, you are the winner of this week’s plaid challenge!!!




Your beautiful plaid dress transformation definitely wowed the voters this week! I know we are all super excited to see what you have in store for us next.

And now on to the hard part.

Where’s my box of tissues.

I mentioned last season that good-byes have always been hard for me. It just sounds too final. So as you know, I try to say, “See you later” instead. It sounds more hopeful to me.

So it is with a heavy heart that we must say, “See you later” to a long time blogging friend of mine, Deanna from Wedding Dress Blue. I hope you’ve been able to visit her site and see her beautiful quilts.


We won’t send Deanna home empty handed, though. We will send her with an Avon prize package from Cindy Tkachuck.


Before we go, let’s see what Deanna created for this week’s Emerald Challenge.

“Emerald Green? There is a wide-open challenge. And a fun one! If you have shopped
for fancy dresses lately, you know that the prices can be mind blowing. As Daughter
moves through her teens, we know that dresses are and will be oh-so important. Can
we make this thrift store find work?


This was a fairly complex re-fashion for me, because so many things needed to
change. I still wanted a dress when it was done, but a dress Daughter could wear
to her winter concert, not an 80’s revival party. The biggest change was to the
bodice–change the shape of the waist, add some detailing, new neck line and a
modesty fill to the back. Oh, and the skirt–shorter, no bustle, no bow.
From 80’s pioneer-rock to contemporary with a touch of the 50’s.
Yep, it is quite a change, and a change for the better. Daughter is pleased and
plans to wear it to her winter band concert in December. Ah, $6 and a few hours
well spent!”- Deanna




Your daughter looks beautiful, Deanna!! I hope she enjoys her winter concert.

Now stay tuned to see what the rest of this season’s Redesigners have created for the Pantone Color 2013: Emerald Challenge.

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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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43 Responses to And the Winner of the Plaid Challenge is……..

  1. Congratulations Trish! Your dress is stunning! Sad to see Deanna leave. Her Emerald dress is amazing and looks beautiful on her adorable daughter!

  2. missmarys says:

    Great job on the emerald dress. Good question, where’d the bow go? hahahahaha Plus I love this ladies dress that won. What an amazing transformation. I was explaining back in a previous post that I’ve lost a lot of weight and have all these beautiful Talbots wool outfits. There’s a pair of pants that I’d like to turn into a skirt that are camel colored wool that are lined. Not even sure how to go about it.

  3. Mother Deer says:

    Beautiful workmanship and creativity on the Emerald Challenge dress, Deanna! Your children are very lucky to have you as their personal seamstress 🙂

  4. Anny says:

    Yea Trish! I knew that dress was a winner! And Deanna’s refashion for Emerald is fantastic!

  5. kittehluvs says:

    Congrats Trish. Sorry Deanna ;( excited to see what’s coming up next…

  6. Susan Luke says:

    Congrats to Trish…a well deserved win!! Sorry to see Deanna go, though. I love what she did for her daughter’s dress…absolutely beautiful!

  7. 1cynthia says:

    That is a lovely dress refashion. Adore the velvet with the green. Just beautiful.

  8. I loved the refashion.The color is vibrant and so beautiful!!

  9. Loved this makeover…congrats for sure!

  10. Jo H. says:

    Congratulations, Trish – your plaid refashion was striking and looked wonderful on you!

    Deanna, I loved your plaid refashion, too, and your work on this dress is amazing. I bet your daughter can hardly wait for that concert so she can wear it!

    • Jo, you really make my blog a wonderful place to be! Thank you so much for all of your nice comments and encouraging words!!!

      • Jo H. says:

        Beth, I always find the blogger as host or hostess sets the tone for the comments. You are so kind and inclusive and positive, and I think that gets reflected back in the comments section. Thank you for your kind words; it means a lot to me.

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  12. Thanks for the chance to compete. Here is the link to more information about this week’s refashion. I will be sewing along.

  13. Magda E. says:

    Congrats Trish. I knew you’d win this challenge. =D

    Deanna, wow… this refashion would definately blown mine away. Goodbyes are hard, scoring other contestants is painful… but being a part of this is fun, so I hope you really enjoyed it!

  14. Congratulations Trish! I loved your dress! You are so creative!

  15. Love this emerald dress transformation! The original looks like something the ugly sisters wore in Cinderella! It’s a shame Deanna had to go. 🙂

  16. Nay says:

    I’m sure you’ve noticed this: the eliminated contestants always have the most awesome entry for the following week! That emerald dress is amazing, I’m coveting so much right now!

  17. Joyce Love says:

    Love, love, love Trish’s plaid refashion! Sorry to see you go, Deanna, your emerald dress refashion is fantastic!

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  19. Desarae says:

    Congratulations, Trish! Your dress was so classy! Deanna, you did a great job on this Emerald dress! I love it! It looks so beautiful and wearable now! 🙂

  20. Deanna, your emerald refashion is beautiful and makes your daughter look like a princess. I love how you made the waist straight and added little capped sleeves.

    Thank you everyone for your very kind and generous comments. My goal was just to make it past the first round. I think everyone did a wonderful job, and I am so impressed with their craftiness.

  21. learningnewtricks says:

    Huge transformation. The emerald dress went from a costume that overwhelmed Daughter to an elegant dress. Very lovely and striking now. I love the new waist and cap sleeves. The longer length and was too long, but this new length is perfect and quite appropriate.

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