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]