As you know, I am not good at good byes.
This last Refashion Runway: Season Two post has been the hardest one for me to write. Do you know how many times I’ve started over this morning, trying to find just the right words to tell you how much fun I’ve had hosting Refashion Runway once again and how sad I am that it has come to a close?
Let’s just say, I’ve become delightfully accustomed to waking up on Saturday mornings, drinking my coffee, watching the sun rise, and putting together these posts for you to highlight some of the most creative and talented women I know.
How about we look at today as a beginning and not an end. The beginning of new friendships, the beginning of new projects, and possibly even the beginning of new adventures for all of us.
So, let’s get to it and announce the winner of the Winter White challenge.
She went from this:
And now, without further adieu, and without me getting all mushy on you, (remember, this is a beginning and not an end) let’s move onto to the overall winners of Refashion Runway: Season Two.
To determine the order of the winners, the total votes received (for those of you interested in numbers, there were close to 10,000 votes cast this season) were combined with the competitors scores of each other. In my book ALL these ladies are winners!!!
We’ll start with our third runner up:
Congratulations to Desarae, from Gladness of Heart. Here’s a look back at her beautiful creations this season:
Thank you so very much, Desarae, for all of your hard work and dedication to Refashion Runway, it’s been fun getting to know you this season.
You will be taking these prizes with you:
A nice gift certificate from the popular on-line fabric store, Pink Chalk Fabrics,
a copy of Chasing the Crown by Kail Harbick, that has been graciously donated by the author herself,
and a handmade bag from the lovely Trish McLaughlin over at Mini Pip Designs.
Now onto the second runner up:
Congratulations to Carissa, from Carissa Knits!
Here’s a look back at her amazing refashions from this season:
Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity with us this season, Carissa!!! I just know you have many more exciting adventures ahead of you and it’s been fun to be a part of your journey.
You will be taking home a prize package of 25 free custom sewing patterns from Lekala Sewing Patterns. Believe it or not, you just send in your measurements – just the height and girths – and within 24 hours they’ll accustom the patterns just for you. It will be sent to you via email as a PDF, so there is no shipping charges or delay. I’m totally fascinated by all of this!!
In addition, I will be sending you a $25 Jo-Ann’s gift card.
Happy Sewing, Carissa!!!
Congratulations to our first runner up, Trish, from Feeling Kinda Thrifty.
Here’s a look back at her incredible Refashion Runway adventure:
You will be receiving a gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop
And a $50 Jo-Ann’s gift card from yours truly: The Renegade Seamstress 🙂
Thanks, Trish!!! It’s been fun getting to know a fellow teacher/refashionista from across the Pacific. Perhaps, I’ll be lucky enough to land on your island and meet you in person someday. I would LOVE that!
And now, drumroll please…………
The winner of Refashion Runway: Season Two is…….
Susan, from Second Chances by Susan!
Susan has thoroughly entertained us with her creative projects and fun photos throughout the entire competition. Here’s a look back at her Refashion Runway adventure:
You will be receiving a Coats and Clark prize package of
an 18ct Dual Duty thread assortment along with fabrics from Rowan Fabrics Amy Butler line.
And a $100 Jo-Ann’s gift card from moi, The Renegade Seamstress. 🙂
Thanks for all of your late nights sewing so you could bring us your inspirational refashions! I have a feeling we’ll be meeting up soon, since we’re practically neighbors and we enjoy so many of the same things.
Well there you have it; Refashion Runway: Season Two.
A big THANK YOU to to everyone who participated in season two. From those of you who voted and left nice comments, to the generous prize sponsors, to everyone who sewed along with us, and to the inspirational contestants.
I hope you all have met some new friends, learned a bit about sewing, and been inspired along the way. I know I have!!!
Let’s look at this, not as the end of season two, but as the beginning of Refashion Runway: Season Three.
Yes, it’s true, there WILL be a third season!!
If you’re interested in being a contestant in the next season, oil up your machines, work out your refashion muscles and get ready to audition when the open casting call comes out. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!!!
Here’s to more Renegade Seamstress tutorials, coming up soon!