Refashion Runway: The Winner of the Metallic Challenge

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.

Metallic-Carissa-After 1

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.

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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:

“Hi Everyone!

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!

Before ft copy

Before bk

The refashion started with the fit. First, I cut down the shirt to fit using one of my old shirts as a pattern guide.

cut down

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


after 3 detail

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!!!!”

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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




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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17 Responses to Refashion Runway: The Winner of the Metallic Challenge

  1. Sorry to see you go Mary 😦 I love your button chlenege! Good use of buttons on thr collar! Hope you’re going to contrto sew along!!

  2. zibergirl says:

    Hi Beth, I’ll need Thrifty Chic’s Full name and email address so that we can set up her gift certificate for 10 patterns at Lekala. Sincerely, Barbara


  3. Debbie Ekes says:

    Hi! I am new here and really loving the creativity. I love recycling clothes and making them fit right. Thanks for all the work you put into this site. I will be back to see what you are all up to.

  4. Trudy says:

    Mary, nice job on the button challenge! That really dressed up the old denim but still looks cute as a casual top.

  5. Susan Luke says:

    I’m sorry to see Mary leave! I LOVED the buttons on the denim shirt…perfect touch!

  6. Nancy says:

    Mary, if I looked as good as you do in white jeans, I wouldn’t wear anything else for the rest of my life. Please continue to submit your ideas to the sew-along post, if that’s allowed. I love the way you think.

  7. mpthriftychic1 says:

    Thanks to all of you for the nice comments! I had a blast in this competition! Good luck to all of the ladies! I will be voting and sewing along for sure!

  8. Sheri says:

    Nice Job Mary!

  9. Sew Re-purposed says:

    I love what you did with that shirt Mary. Sorry to see you go but thanks for all you inspiration.

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