Friday, February 14, 2020

Refashion Runway Season 5: Small to Large

In the Small to Large Challenge I tried something a little different. I'm often taking jeans that are too small and making something larger, so I tried with 2 pink pullovers and a chambray shirt.

You can vote this week at The Renegade Seamstress Blog.

This is what I started with:

And this is what I made:

If you visit my Pinterest Board for the Challenge you can see where I found my inspiration this week.

Both of the pinks were too small in different ways. The flowered one was too small to put on and the hoodie was too short, the zipper was wonky and the sleeves were too short. There were also logos with puffy paint on the front and back of the hoodie.

The hoodie I used for the base, but it still doesn't have the best shape. It's a company pattern drafting issue and I didn't take the time to correct it this make. If you are reusing the original garment shoulders and armholes, it is important to make sure they are well fitting (note to self!).

I really like the flowers and the reused button fronts. 

Figuring out my flounce. Page from this book (affiliate link)

More photos and a video about my week coming soon!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Refashion Runway Season 5: Faux Fur

The third Challenge for the Refashion Runway Season 5 is Faux Fur.

You can vote for your favorites all week at The Renegade Seamstress blog.

This is what I Started with:

This is what I made!

It was a tough week! It is rough to come up with the idea and execute it in such a short time. Those Project Runway contestants have so much respect from me!

Some of my process here:

Next up is Small to Large. Wish me luck!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Refashion Runway Season 5: 1970's

The second Challenge in Season 5 of the Refashion Runway is 1970's. I had a hard time getting this one started and finished just on time!

 You can vote for your favorites at The Renegade Seamstress all week. 

I started with 8 pair of blue jeans.

And I made a Peacoat!

Some photos of the process.

More photos of the Peacoat!

My closing thoughts to share:

Friday, January 24, 2020

Refashion Runway Season Five: Statement Sleeves

The Entries are in for the First Challenge: Statement Sleeves. Go to The Renegade Seamstress to vote for your favorites!

I started out with a dress and Three Chambray Shirts, but I only used the dress and two of the shirts in my final garment.

This is what I made.

My week started out like this:

I managed to get focused on what I needed to do.

Then I got anxious to see how the shirt was going to turn out and didn't get any more video! I have a few photos to share and one more video about getting ready for next week. Go Vote!

See you soon!