The Overall Winners of Refashion Runway: Season Five


WOW!

Every season of Refashion Runway has it’s own personality and if I was to describe this season with one word, it would be STRONG.

So many capable, energetic, tenacious, and solid designers and each of them enchanted us with their different strengths and talents every week.

And they all came through the finish line with a STRONG finale!

Thanks to you, this season we had close to 20,000 total votes. The winners are determined by combining the percentage of the total votes they received with the total number of points they received from the judges who scored each week on, following the challenge, originality, craftsmanship, design, & presentation.

After all your votes and the judges scores were totaled up, this is how the competition came out.

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In 4th place,

KT

Here are the innovative designs that she bought to us this season:

(If you are interested in seeing the before pictures as well, click on the challenge title.)

Statement Sleeves

1970’s

Faux Fur

Small to Large

Southwest

Kentucky Derby Hat

Thank you so much KT for being a big part of Refashion Runway! You shared so many tasteful designs and did so with such grace. It was such a pleasure to see what you created each week. I hope you had fun because we loved having you here with us.

She will be receiving a nice gift card from JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts.

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We have a tie for 3rd place between Julie Kong from Sugarcane Sweet Designs

and Beki Biesterfelt from Beki’s Custom Sewing

Let’s take a look at what they brought us this season:

Beki

(If you’d like to see how these refashions started out, click on the challenge title)

Statement Sleeves from window screen and candy wrappers!

1970’s

Faux Fur

Small to Large

Southwest

Kentucky Derby Hat

Thank you Beki for sharing all of your original, artistic designs. All of your unique techniques surprised and impressed us each week. The very first entry I opened this season was your Statement Sleeves made from window screen and candy wrappers. I knew right then that it was going to be an unprecedented season.

She will be receiving a nice gift card from JoAnn Fabrics also.

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Here are the awesome projects that Julie brought us this season:

(If you’d like to see how these refashions started out, click on the challenge title)

Statement Sleeves

1970’s

Faux Fur

Small to Large

Southwest

Kentucky Derby Hat

Thank you so much, Julie, for being a big part of Refashion Runway. From your amazing work with crochet and lace to your beautiful daughter, Alana, you have inspired us week to week with your incredible refashions. And I hear you did all of this while sharing your love of books to 1,000 elementary students each day, taking a class and taking care of your mom. I applaud you and I hope you’ll have a chance to rest for awhile now, you deserve it!

She will also be receiving a nice gift card from JoAnn Fabrics.

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In 2nd place

Peggy Latta from Heirloom Textile Art

Let’s look back at her amazing and classy creations this season:

(If you’d like to see how these refashions started out, click on the challenge title)

Statement Sleeves

1970’s

Faux Fur

Small to Large

Southwest

Kentucky Derby Hat

Peggy, your attention to detail, originality, and incredible sewing skills have inspired thousands of us this season and we all thank you for joining us. I hope you’ve met some new friends and that loads of people have discovered your incredible replica miniature gowns that you create over at Heirloom Textile Art.

Your attention to the intricate details that your work requires is so remarkable.

She will be receiving a nice gift card from JoAnn Fabrics.

and a book from Tambra Nicole Kendall

who graciously donated one of her beautiful new books as a Refashion Runway prize.

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Please join me in congratulating the overall 1st place winner of

Refashion Runway: Season Five…..

Deana Budgell from djewelss

Here’s a look back at Deana’s incredible designs:

(If you’d like to see how these refashions started out, click on the challenge title)

Statement Sleeves from a men’s suit

1970’s from a couch

Faux Fur from a faux fur jacket

Small to Large from two wedding dresses

Southwest

Kentucky Derby Hat from couch springs, placemats, and much more

Deana, you and your unexpected designs, remarkable photos and incredible sewing skills  have elevated Refashion Runway to a whole new level. I have been honored and humbled that you decided to join us this season and I’m really looking forward to seeing your future adventures in sewing because I know they’re going to be exciting ones.

She will be receiving a nice JoAnn Fabrics gift card sponsored by my friend and Co-Madre, Penny Hampton and moi, The Renegade Seamstress. 🙂

In addition, she will receive the newly released book by Lorri Ann Scott from l.a.s. fibers

Wayward Threads

And also a prize package from from Lisa Christman at Wild Ginger Software

Fashion, Design and Sewing Pattern Software

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A big thank you also to Sonya Blackman from She’s So Creative, Marisa Glied from The ReFash Stash, and Michelle Paganini from Paganoonoo. They are incredibly talented designers who work hard with their sites and I hope you will subscribe to them and support them in their future endeavors. They will also be receiving nice JoAnn Fabric gift cards.

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Well, there you have it!

Cheers to another friendly sewing competition in the books:

Refashion Runway: Season Five

I hope you enjoyed voting for your favorite designers, looked forward to opening those emails each Saturday, met some new sewing friends, found some sites to support, and became inspired to try some refashioning yourself.

I’m definitely going to miss the excitement….

until next season……..

🙂

Happy sewing and refashioning!

Beth

 

 

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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7 Responses to The Overall Winners of Refashion Runway: Season Five

  1. YAY! Another inspiring season. Thank you again for the book. It makes me happy. Can’t wait for garage sale season to pick up some refashioning prospects.

  2. i can’t wait to follow the next one. i’m a big fan of Michelle Paganini’s work, and she showed me this contest – the winners are fabulous! — as are all of the contestants.

  3. Janet says:

    Fantastic competition this season! So much ingenuity! Congratulations to all the participants.

  4. Kris says:

    Can’t say I agree with the first place choice but that must be why I am not a chosen judge. She has nice legs and bottom but who really wears skirts that short?

  5. Karin Penrod says:

    I love this competition! It makes me sew (ha ha) happy to vote every week and see the incredible creativity in the contestants. Can season 6 start next week????

  6. Vickey Powers says:

    It was so fun to see each new creation each week. Such inspiration.

  7. What a great competition! This may have been my favorite year!

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