11 September 2011

The Refashioners


A few weeks ago Portia from Miss P invited me to participate in The Refashioners project (that's me on the right). Five sewing bloggers have each been sent a thrifted garment to upcycle - ie. to turn into something even better, preferably wearable and beautiful. In Portia's words, the aim is to "promote the process of refashioning as a creative outlet as much as being a thrifty and environmentally conscious undertaking, and show different ways of re-working garments from a construction point of view". Well this is clearly right up my street, so I was glad to take part.



Today is D Day when I need to finish the garment and write up my report for Portia, ready for the big reveal next week. I've been excited about this project for weeks, but typical me, I've been thinking about it 100 times more than actually getting on and doing it. And, without wishing to give too much away, I've chosen quite a complicated and ambitious refashioning idea. So I'd better go now and get on with it. Wish me luck!

[Soundtrack: 'Good Intentions Paving Company' by Joanna Newsom]

15 comments:

  1. Oh, can't wait to see the finished item!

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  2. This is such an exciting project, can't wait to see what you've done!

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  3. Oooh, this is so full of intrigue I can't wait to see the results.

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  4. Wowee, that looks very impressive. Good luck!

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  5. Really looking forward to seeing the results :-)

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  6. As everyone else, I look forward to see what you come up with. Excited to see that pattern drafting.

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  7. Oooo! That sounds very exciting! Good luck with it, and I shall look forward to the photos. :)

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  8. Such an exciting project! Can't wait to see the final product...oh, the suspense..

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  9. That's really cool! I really want to know what it is going to be!

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  10. Yes, chop chop Tilly, lol! ;)
    Actually, "chopping" may not be the approriate term for that lovely lace!
    Px

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  11. It's refreshing to know that someone else thinks about what they are going to do for far longer than the project takes! Very excited to see the outcome Tilly x

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  12. hehe! I kind of spent too much time thinking about my refashion too! ;) I ended up spending the back end of last week scrambling to take my ideas and actually, you know, use them. haha. I can't wait to see what you did with your garment!!! :)

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  13. I'm excited to see what you'll end up with out of this-- I've only seen bits and pieces of this challenge mentioned so far, but now that you've given me a clearer idea of what exactly you're doing, I love the concept. As much as I love the challenge of reconstructing and respect people who do it, it seems like this is more of an intermediate-advanced type idea where you may end up with something completely different than where you started. And I like that.

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  14. Thanks for checking out my blog! You can use any pictures you want. Thanks again for the bow belt tutorial!

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