I had NO idea when I came up with this “brilliant” idea of having an All-Stars season on Refashion Runway how hard it was going to be to have a winner each week and how hard it was going to be to “send someone home”. These women are ALL winners in my book, but here’s how the votes and judges scores shook out.
We actually have three winners this week.
Carissa’s pleated skirt from a curtain and necklace definitely wowed everyone.
Jen’s lace dress with the penny embellishments was a big hit with you all this week, too.
And Susan’s versatile jacket, skirt and necklace amazed everyone, too.
Great job everyone!!!!
But, now the hard part. We have to say good-bye to one of our All-Stars.
It’s with a very heavy heart that we have to say good-bye to Mary from Thrifty Chic.
But we’re not going to let her go with out a nice prize.
But before we say good bye, let’s see what she had in store for us with the Button Challenge:
I had such fun with the project this week. When I considered the challenge of buttons, I wanted to totally transform the look of an ordinary garment with the use of buttons. I am not into a military or costume vibe, so what could I do that would relate to my life?
Enter a shirt my husband was going to throw away. It was a great denim shirt that had been well worn and loved with a wonderful vintage color and texture. I said NOOOOOO! I have an idea for that!
The refashion started with the fit. First, I cut down the shirt to fit using one of my old shirts as a pattern guide.
Then I added these beautiful pearl and copper buttons from my stash to the collar and sleeve placket to mimic studs. It took me two or three tries to achieve a good look!
The final step was to add a decorative ribbon to the placket and put coordinating copper buttons on the rest of the shirt
This past Saturday was a great day with my husband at the Getty Museum. I finally had a chance to take some pictures away from my humble abode! I love how this piece fits into my wardrobe and it has a totally different look thanks to buttons!!!!”
Thanks so much for joining us this season, Mary and I hope you have a wonderful school year!!!
Coming up next:
Refashion Runway: Time to Vote on the Button Challenge