Faux Fur and Small to Large Sew Along: Amy Smith

Thank you, Amy Smith for sewing along with us in the Faux Fur and the Small to Large challenges.

“For the faux fur challenge, I spotted an awesome vest, dress and trousers that I have used to make a new funky dress. I used the front panel of the trousers and their fabulous pin tuck to create new self drafted side panels for the dress. I then used the waist band of the trousers and so be of the faux fur to create the short sleeves for the dress. A fur trim along the base of the dress added a little bit of length as well as complimenting the faux leather and patterned fabric of the dress. I kept the featured metal zip at the back.”

I loved the shape I was able to give the original dress by creating the side panels, even if it was one of my biggest challenges as I needed to create the pattern for the side panels myself.”


Beautiful job Amy! Your daughter looks great!


Amy Smith

“Here is my entry for the sew along challenge this week. A pair of children’s leggings that have become the sleeves for a top for my daughter. They were the perfect size for the Elliedactyl 5k top, and the waistband was used to make the neck band! I particularly love the black stripes down the sides of the arms!”

Another great idea, Amy!

Thank you for sewing along with us!!!


If you’d like to see Refashion Runway Season Five and vote for your favorite designers in the most recent challenge, Southwest, click here.

Here are links to the other challenges:

Week One: Statement Sleeves

Week Two: 1970’s

Week Three: Faux Fur

Week Four: Small to Large

Week Five: Southwest

Week Six: Kentucky Derby Hat

Happy Sewing!



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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5 Responses to Faux Fur and Small to Large Sew Along: Amy Smith

  1. Beki A Biesterfelt says:

    Even though my photo isn’t listed in post, I’m still in the Southwest Challenge! Beki Biesterfelt

  2. Athena says:

    I love these sew alongs! I may have even voted for them!

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