Regular readers of this blog will know that last year, I won this….
Yep. You’re looking at Dressmaker of the Year 2017. Mad! What makes me particularly proud is that the coat that won it was a refashion. Didn’t just win the upcycling category. It won the whole darn thing. Says something about how the perception of refashioning is changing dontcha think??
Well think of this as a call to arms my fellow refashioners! Once again the spotlight is up for grabs. Entries for Dressmaker of the Year 2018 are open now and until 19th March, including a category for refashionng (they call it upcycling. Semantics.) Now I happen to know there are some PHENOMENAL refashions out there from all of you who entered community challenges in the last few series of The Refashioners. Yes….past makes count , and you can enter as many different garments as you like. (Link to prizes, terms and how enter at the end of this post). So get entering those makes into this comp, and let’s show how awesome, creative and stylish refashioning can be!
I’m not allowed to enter this year. Sniff. Instead, they’ve asked me to come along and be on the judging panel for this years finalists! Eeep! So I shall be casting my eye over your fabulous entries along with some other names you may have heard of 😉 (I may potentially embarrass myself by fangirling Vicky Gill. )
There are 6 categories to enter. You can enter as many different garments as you like. (You don’t have to make something especially for the comp. It can be something you have already made and are particularly proud of INCLUDING your Refashioners makes don’t forget!) Here is where to enter and the amazing prizes to be won. Good luck!!