So this is it! The Refashioners 2018 is launching tomorrow!!! For the entire MONTH of September (launches Mon 3rd Sept) this blog will again play host to an awesome line up of makers ready to take on The Refashioners challenge!! What’s more, you can take part too and be in with a chance of winning a FANTASTIC prize. Your part of this challenge runs from the start of September right through until the end of October! (deets on how to enter at the bottom of this post)
For those of you unfamiliar with the challenge, (this is the 6th series) participants are challenged to refashion unloved garments for your delight and inspiration, basically to highlight how cool, creative and ecologically and ethically sound refashioning old garments actually is. The kicker in the past has been, they don’t get to decide what that garment is. (insert evil laugh here) This year though, we’re tackling it in a slightly different way. (Wink wink) Full details of this year’s brief can be found here.
So not only do you get the fun of challenging yourself. Oh no. You also get the chance of winning a fantastic prize. I am so excited to announce this years AMAZING bundle of prizes worth in excess of £1200!!!! Up for grabs are:
Pfaff UK are giving away a brand new sewing machine! (Am having to keep the model under wraps for now. But trust me it will be a corker! Details soon)
Simply Sewing Magazine are offering a 1 year subscription to the magazine. (in countries where print versions are not currently available this will be in digital format)
Schnittchen Patterns are giving away 10 x pdf patterns from their extensive range.
Girl Charlee are including a £30 voucher for their UK site or $30 for their US site.
Sew Crafty are gifting a £50 Voucher for their online store as well as £50 worth of goodies from their Signs of the Sewdiac range.
Closet Case Patterns are including a $100 voucher to spend in their online store
Named Clothing are offering a 3 x PDF Pattern Bundle of your choice from their range
Megan Nielsen Patterns are offering a 3 x PDF Pattern Bundle of your choice from their range
By Hand London are offering a 3 x PDF Pattern Bundle of your choice from their range 3 patterns plus a mug, tote & digital sewing planner
Fabric Godmother are gifting a £30 voucher to spend online
Minerva Crafts are giving away a £100 fabric hamper
Sew Essential are offering a Mettler thread pack
Village Haberdashery are giving away a £20 voucher to spend online or in store
Cocowawa Crafts are gifting a paper copy of both the Honeycomb shirt and dress pattern, and the Cherry culottes and shorts pattern
Like Sew Amazing are gifting a £20 voucher to spend in their online store.
Please note: As in previous years, depending on the quality of entries, it may be necessary to split this prize bundle between an overall winner (who will receive the bulk of this prize) and a runner up (who will receive a small portion of it).
This year’s series, as ever, will begin with the blogger element starting tomorrow. 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.
Stand by for the launch of this year’s blogger element tomorrow!!
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