Refashion Runway: Challenge 1

The week 1 challenge that the Renegade Seamstress bestowed upon me and my 7 competitors for Refashion Runway was to “Combine Floral and Geometric or Stripes.”

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For .99 cents… I think this will do.

This shirt actually reminded me a LOT of a refashion I did waaaaaay back. THAT refashion had everything that this challenge required: Floral, geometric and/or stripes. Unfortunately, I can’t just reblog that post because, well, that would be cheating 🙂 Click here if you’d like to see that refashion again.

So, I just used that past refashion as my inspiration for this. I needed a little extra fabric though…

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I used the bottom scrap from this refashion I’ve yet to finish… Conveniently enough, it’s floral. I cut it in to strips to get the effect of stripes.

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Now, a bit of dissection is in order from my original garment.

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I “evened” everything out and used the rest of this fabric to combine with the purple floral.

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I’m going to sew them together into strips.

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It’s a lovely combination, I think.

I sewed them together using a Baby Lock Esante Sewing Machine.

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I guess you could say I quilted these strips together.

It looks remarkably like a skirt at this point but I

This is where the fun part comes in… Much like my past refashion, I used what I call a “cut and paste” method where I cut this piece of fabric into different sections, all on an angle, and sewed them together facing different directions.

When I was satisfied with the look, I finished the bottom edges with a rolled hem.

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Baby Lock Enlighten serger is perfect for rolled hems.

And this was the final result!

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Why be “Floral and Geometric or Stripes” when you can be all 3? 🙂

I especially like the back.

I like it much better than my inspiration piece, I must confess 🙂

Picture overload to commence:

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Nothing on this tunic is symmetric… and I like it that way.

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Cutest photobomber ever 🙂 #32yearoldGrandma

And this is my favorite from the bunch

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Love the look of the sun shining through.

It’s funky, that’s for sure. But I, personally, really like funky.

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To vote for me and my funky tunic in the Refashion Runway click here 🙂

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