Refashion Runway Season Four: Metallic Sew Along

A big thank you to everyone who has been sewing along during Metallic week. If you haven’t had a chance to vote for your favorite metallic refashion from last Saturday, be sure to click here to get your vote in before midnight tonight.

Let’s take a look at what some of our readers have been busy creating.


Molly from Molly Made It

“From the dress, I used the metallic bottom half to
make a skirt which fit me. I added silver beads to the trim near the hem
for some added shine. The top has a really cool metallic zipper treatment
at the neckline! I fit the top for a more flattering look.




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You can see my blog post at Molly Made It  for
complete descriptions of what I did.

Can’t wait to see what the contestants have come up with …. SO much falls
under the term “metallic.”

Thanks for a fun challenge!

Molly Lucien”


Elizabeth from Elizabeth Made This

“I made this top out of a white sweater with silver
threads running through it, a blue featherweight sweater, strips of gold
metallic linen leftover from another project. For lining, I used an old
camisole and some gold polka dot ponte salvaged from a pair of culottes I
made that just didn’t fit as I wanted them to. The project details are on
my blog here:”






Claudia from Sew Lil Time gave the metallic challenge a mod 60’s vibe.

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Kristin K

I did manage to find something metallic in my stash here, so I was excited
to sew behind the scenes this week.

My before items were a top that the gathering didn’t quite fit correctly
under my bust but I wore during pregnancy because it had room on the
bottom, and the blue shirt was another pregnancy top.



Both are a little see through, so together it’s perfect for a skirt and a
lining, and it gives a little peek of color from under the metallic top
part. So I cut the bottom part off the metallic top and right under the
sleeves on the blue top, added some side darts for shaping, and sewed in
the “lining”.



It’s nice and light for these horribly humid and hot spell we are having


Charlotte sewed along along with us again from New Zealand. (I love how sewing brings people together from all over the world. 🙂 )

Her cute little model wasn’t available this week for the metallic challenge, but she is going to love the butterflies.




Cassidy from Frankly Cassidy

I took an old maxi dress I made back when I was a less experienced sewer
and turned into a cowl necked top. The light grey stripes have a bit of
sparkle woven in, hence the metallic theme. I blogged about it in more
detail here –



Stine from Denmark had fun adding metallic patches this week.

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Laura from Accidental Seamstress was inspired by this challenge and came up with a 4 way tunic this week:

“This two piece Prom Dress (or costume, perhaps?) had a lovely purple metallic
detailing over all the fabric. On camera it translates more “eggplant” but it’s
actually a very bright jewel toned purple. Also, it looks likes glitter from afar
but it is, in fact, metallic floss thread that gives it its appearance 🙂 Underneath
the metallic the fabric is all black. I used only the fabric from the skirt and
removed the lining from it completely. I played with the shape on my dress form and
came up with a one-shoulder tunic. The metallic is a little too “zsa zsa zsu” for my
personal taste… so I played around with the material a little bit more and made
some modifications to the seams to make it reversible so I could just wear the black
side if I didn’t want to show off the metallic. Then, I played around with it some
more and discovered that I could wear it as a halter! So, an “accidental” (har har)
reversible 4-way tunic was born.”









Vicky Myers from Vicky Myers Creations joined us again this week and turned a dress into a cute top.

“I’ve been meaning to try a curved
hem, layered top for sometime! I’m really pleased with the result and
learned lots making the garment.”

1980's dress

Create a top from a former dress, pattern free


Great job, ladies.

If you haven’t had a chance to vote for your favorite Metallic Refashion, be sure to click here and vote before midnight tonight.

Stay tuned tomorrow to find out the winner of the Metallic Challenge.

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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2 Responses to Refashion Runway Season Four: Metallic Sew Along

  1. These are all so creative and beautiful! Keep up the good work ladies!!!!!

  2. CJ says:

    I really like all the sew-alongs!

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