Today we have Elisalex doing what Elisalex does best. Full on unapologetic girly glamour…
Taking her inspiration from the original refashionista Scarlet O’hara, and this amazing Dolce & Gabbana gown..
She took an ebay find of some Sanderson curtains…
And out came this!!
We’ve loosened up the brief this year to include thrifted textiles like curtains and bedding. It’s something I’ve been asked alot over the years. Whether it “counts” because it isn’t as challenging as working within the constraints of a garment when you have acres of fabric. Taking anything that is going unloved, unused or destined for landfill, and turning it into something this beautiful again? Yep. Counts in my book; and is very much in the spirit of what The Refashioners has always been about. This year, we just really want you to go for it. The point this year is removing the constraints (we’ve constrained you enough over the years, lol!) and letting the creativity fly!
If you’d like to read and see loads more detail about this make, head over here!
This year’s series, as ever, will begin with this blogger element . For the whole of September, a fabulous line up of talented stitchers will be providing you with loads of inspiration, tutorials and tips to get you going! So mark these dates in your diary (and make sure you’re following me either here or on IG to stay updated):
- Blogger Element: Running from 3rd Sept to 28th Sept this year. A month of inspiration posts to get your creative juices flowing. Line up announced shortly
- Community Challenge: This will run right from 1st Sept to 31st October. There will be the usual phenomenal prize package for our winner(s) at the end. You can share your creations any time between those dates to be entered into the competition. To enter you’ll need to SHARE your refashions (We want to see the inspiration image, the before image(s) of your source garment(s), and the after images of course! Extra kudos given for how closely your “after” images resemble your inspiration images!) Share with us in one of the following ways:
- On Instagram: Share a pic using the hashtags #therefashioners2018 #inspiredby (if you do not use these hashtags I will not be able to find your entry and it will not count)
- 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 2018 Midnight GMT.
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