Sewing producer and mastermind behind The Great British Sewing Bee, Claire-Louise up today, transforming a man’s suit into THIS! So MANY delicious details in this dress…
The original lapels flipped to the back to form a plunging V back. Love that draped and gathered front section…that’s the original CB seam of the jacket running across the front…
The party is definitely in the back here! Details of the original suit abound, cleverly incorporated as subtle repurposed design details….
See that? That Lovely curved panel at the hem where the original button cuff doubles as a back split?! And the welt pocket positioned perfectly at the back hip?
Clever, clever, CLEVER! If you want to see the before & in process photos of the draping process used to create this beauty, full details are over on Claire-Louise’s blog.
Stay tuned. We have a whole month of refashioning inspiration coming your way courtesy of a phenomenal line up of stitchers.
If you fancy getting your refashion on, but are in two minds about whether to enter this year’s community challenge;
- Check out our pinterest board for inspiration
- Check out the amazing prize package (yes you could win all that!)
- Go grab a suit and dive in!
….If you haven’t familiarised yourself with what the actual challenge is yet, essentially we want you to refashion an old, unworn or unloved suit! Simple as that! What counts as a suit you say? Definition here!
Man’s suit. Ladies suit. Doesn’t matter. Interpret how you see fit. If you’re breathing new life into a suit that would otherwise go unworn or be thrown away, THAT’S what counts.
BUT, if you want to be in with a chance of winning one of these amazing prize packages you’ll need to SHARE that refashion with us in one of the following ways:
- On Instagram: Share a pic using the hashtags #therefashioners2017 and #suitsyou
- On Facebook: There is a community board here where you can post your makes (You will need to request an invite to join)
Only entries shared via the above 2 methods will be entered into the competition. Closing date for entries is 31st October 2017 Midnight GMT.
Good luck!!! Get refashioning.
Oh and by the way…The Refashioners is going on the road this November!! If you fancy attending our very first “in person” workshop in London on 4th November….full deets here!!