When I invited Mira to take part in this year’s series I did so because I suspected what we would get would be “outside the box”. I’ve long felt refashioning’s potential as a creative outlet is overlooked. So for today’s instalment Mira is taking us above and beyond simply making something to wear. This is refashioning as an art form and I am floored….
The garment is a mash up of inspiration taken from Comme de Garcon, Alexander McQueen and an old Cyd Charisse movie…
Starting garments a thrifted vintage body suit and wedding dress…
And this is the outcome of hours and hours of work and multiple processes…
I cannot overstate the amount of work that has gone into this. I’m quite literally stunned. Mira has a beautiful and very detailed post about her processes here that I thoroughly encourage you to devour over a coffee!
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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