Friday, March 29, 2013

Now for something completely different... The Refashioners!

Well everyone, I am overwhelmed by all your wonderful comments on my Sew for Victory jacket on my blog, Twitter, and Instagram. It's really tickled me to have that project complete and share it with all of you. :)

And today I have something completely different to share with you!

You may have seen it on a few other blogs already, but the refashioner queen, Portia, is running another Refashioners challenge this spring, and I've been asked to participate!

Here's the awesome lineup for The Refashioners 2013, which starts June 3rd. I am so excited to be included with these amazing sewists!
Karen Did You Make That?
Zoe So, Zo...
Dixie Dixie DIY
Marie A Stitching Odyssey
Joanne Stitch and Witter
Lauren Lladybird
Tasha By gum,  by golly!
Elisalex Stitch Me Softly and By Hand London
Sally Charity Shop Chic

Now as you know I am not a refashioner by nature, I am much more comfortable working with fabric and a sewing pattern from scratch. But that's part of the challenge! Some of the participants are regular refashioners, and some are not. I really admire people who can look at one garment and see past various size/fit/color/etc issues and turn it into something else that's completely marvelous. (Have you seen some of the things Portia does?!) This will be my chance to see what I can come up with!

When my garment wings its way across the world to me, I'll be sure to share it so you can see what I'm up against... hopefully Portia is kind. ;-)

Stay tuned for more on The Refashioners 2013!


  1. Fun! I'm excited to see what you make!

  2. Awesome! I cant wait to see what you make :)

  3. Completely off-topic, but I just found your blog when looking for some new roller setting pattern inspiration, and I am so happy! Seems like there are a lot of cool Chicago gals into vintage, I read a few other blogs that are Chi girls. I'm in Kansas City, so I always appreciate finding more cool midwestern blogs. Cheers!

  4. Very cool! Can't wait to see what comes of this exciting new project (everything you make is jaw-droppingly awesome, and I'm sure this refashioned garment will be as well).

    Joyful Easter weekend wishes!
    ♥ Jessica

  5. Oooo, I haven't heard of Portia's blog or this Refashioners event! They both look AMAZING!
    I'm really excited to see what you create with your awesome skills!

  6. He he....did I mention it's on it's way across the pond as we speak....?! ;)


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