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And so another Sewing Bee challenge is complete! Continuing the WW1 theme, this challenge was again inspired by war time austerity but unlike the previous challenge, challenge No. 2 required us to make something new from something old. Or as I would call it, a refashion!
I love a refashion. I think it is so inspiring to transform something unwanted or unloved into something new and exciting. For this refashion, I headed to my local charity shops to find a likely looking garment for a makeover. I struck gold with this enormous, boxy maxi-dress which was … 100% linen eek!
With lots of beautiful linen fabric to play with I thought I might attempt a jumpsuit, but quickly changed my mind to a playsuit because the skirt of the dress wasn’t quit long enough.
So how did I do it?
Well read on my friends:
Shall we have a look at the before and after pictures?
The Finished Refashion
Overall, I’m quite pleased with the outcome. Yes there are things that aren’t perfect. If I had my time again I would do some things differently but hey, we are all still learning right?
I hope you learnt something from this post. Let me know what you think of my second ever refashion.