Seriously, how was I meant to choose a winner this year?! SO many entries this year have blown my mind and given me the heart eyes. In the end though, there was one make that I just could not get out of my head. And when I sought feedback from those involved in this years series, the consensus confirmed my gut. I am beyond excited to present to you the overall winner of The Refashioners 2018. Ben…This stunning gown inspired by House of Worth has been fashioned from a musky pair of curtains found in Oxfam. Self drafted and meticulous detail and hand sewing. Hours and hours have gone into this and I thoroughly encourage you to head over to Ben’s instagram account to see more gorgeous detail like this…
Of course, as always, it’s impossible to pick just one entry and leave it at that. And this entry from Charlotte is our second place winner for this year. A stunning recreation of the iconic Dior Bar suit. Made from a thrifted suit and skirt and….a fruit bowl!!
A portion of the main prize package has been separated for Charlotte to recognise this phenomenal creation. You can see more details here.
The sheer variety on display this year, both in terms of skill and creativity, has been phenomenal. So as a side from the main competition, I really wanted to recognise these two entries as well….
Naii Costura and Mouselline Patterns have shown such creativity and skill in these two makes that I wanted to recognise that too. So I have a little package of goodies courtesy of Mettler Threads and Fiskars UK to send to them.
So that’s it. The end of this year’s series! And…. it’s very likely, that this will be the last series of The Refashioners. It’s alot to organise, and part of me feels like we’ve achieved what we set out to do; and also that some things are best finished on a high….rather than milking the life out it until it becomes something….well…not so awesome as it is now. It’s possible The Refashioners may appear in a different guise. But, for now, I’m signing it off, and hoping…that over the past few years we’ve encouraged you to see refashioning in a new light and see old clothes as a sustainable resource for your sewing adventures!!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank every blogger that helped spread this message, every business that helped promote the cause through sponsoring prizes and most of all, every one of you that embraced this challenge and shared you skill and creativity with the wider sewing community.
Big love to you all!!
With thanks to our fabulous 2018 official sponsors below Keep Refashioning, kay?!!