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Title: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on June 19, 2018, 00:51:25 AM
Welcome to TSP's Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle competition

July 1st - August 20th 2018

The aim of this contest is to use up anything that came from a second hand shop, something handed down to you, something you had in a cupboard for ages in order to do something with and forgot about, something that fitted you or liked once but not anymore, etc., you can make garments or accessories.
Take an item or items and create a new and different garment/accessories

Rules:
A photo of your "material" (the initial item or items) and another photo of the final garment must be included in your review. Additional pictures may also be included.

Your original items can be anything you want, but they may only be turned into garments or accessories to qualify as "new" items for this contest. The garment must be sewn. Self-drafted patterns or commercial patterns may be used; they may be previously used or new. More than one source can source item can be used to create the final product.

The "original" item or items must be changed substantially to create a new garment. The item can be of the same type (dress to dress) or something entirely different (tablecloth to dress). However, the new item must be distinctly different from the original (for example, embellishments only do not qualify).

At least half of the new item must be made from reconstructed / recycled items (notions such as zippers or interfacing do not count in the total).

Keep in mind that the new item(s) need to be significally different from the original souve item(s). Hence the following examples would not comply with the rules:
- hemming an old bridesmaid dress to make it a short cocktail dress.
- taking the sleeves off a blouse to make it a sleeveless blouse
- resizing a t-shirt to a smaller t-shirt

Sewing starts on July 1st and ends on August 20th. You can do preparation work (ripping seams, cutting, disassembling, etc.) before the start date.
Photos should be up by August 25th.

Make sure to post a 'before' picture together with your entry here. All entries should be posted by August 25th in this thread.

 
:vintage:    Happy sewing     :vintage:


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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 19, 2018, 07:09:52 AM
Hi Manuela, sounds exciting. I have a jersey skirt that wants to be a top I'm guessing that would qualify?
(Am now looking at the stuff due to go for donation with a bit more interest!)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on June 19, 2018, 08:19:17 AM
Great Manuela, this is one competition I need to enter. I have a pile of 'like the fabric, too good to chuck' waiting for attention.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on June 19, 2018, 08:32:22 AM
@SewRuthieSews , that definitely qualifies  :)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Samantha on June 19, 2018, 13:46:43 PM
This sounds very interesting. My most successful refashioning was a hideous child's 1980s bridesmaid dress into a flamingo out fit for me! 

I'll have to try and do something after I get back from holiday. Of course I wil have to start scanning the charity shops for something to transform now  :D
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: wrenkins on June 19, 2018, 14:25:31 PM
My mum made an olde tyme outfit for some play she was in, from my aunt's drawing room curtains. They were gold, shiney and heavy as anything. She even covered a picture hat to match!
I'm looking forward to the results of this challenge.  8)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 19, 2018, 17:00:00 PM
I am determinedly NOT going to buy anything to refashion rather only allow myself to do things with the stuff I already have in the house.
And then on August 21st anything which didn't actually get sorted out can go to the charity shop - we shall see how realistic this is or not!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: mudcat on June 20, 2018, 04:03:23 AM
I have a skirt that I only wore a few times (the bottom has a 5" band that was not a good match weight wise for the upper part of the skirt) that I was planning to make a sleeveless top out of eventually.  Now I have incentive. 

This is the skirt option form the Sewing Workshop eDress paired with SW Ann's tank.  I wore the top a lot and it's worn out now but I still like the fabric (from EOS) so making another one from the skirt will be perfect.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Bodgeitandscarper on June 20, 2018, 09:51:39 AM
Hmm, I have a red t-shirt bought because I liked the logo/picture on it, but it turned out to be a man's fit, so huge on the shoulders and tight on the hips.  I need to somehow use the front picture, but I don't really know why I chose red!  I'd thought about putting it with lots of black jersey panels/blocks, that might work.  In fact, yes, I'm sure I've got some black jersey...
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Helen M on June 23, 2018, 13:27:21 PM
I have a sleeveless dress with a twist at the waist that I love the print of but everytime I wear it (not that often) I feel it's just a tad short. Maybe the one occasion I should have bought the regular size rather than the petite version as it's knee length. It would make a T shirt shaped top but maybe I'll look for something else.  -< I won't chop it up until I find the right pattern.

I've taken the picture as is before I forget if I need it!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: SewRuthieSews on June 23, 2018, 18:33:16 PM
Helen M taking the before pictures is a very sensible thing to do, then when inspiration stripes you can just go ahead with whatever you want to do.
I have put several things to one side for refashioning. We will have to see if anything happens with them!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Tamnymore on June 23, 2018, 18:43:30 PM
What a good idea. I took apart a pair of flowery varuna wool trousers (too smll but too nice to give to charity shop) and have cut it into pieces for a new top which I have cut out but not started sewing. Sadly I did not take a photo of the trousers so I can't officially enter and I doubt I'll finish it this summer but I'm with you all in spirit on this one!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: beepbeepsew on June 28, 2018, 11:03:53 AM
I am off charity shopping tomorrow to hopefully find something to enter with.  Will have to see what 'speaks' to me, if anything lol x
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: BlueCat on July 06, 2018, 16:15:06 PM
Sounds a lovely interesting project.  Could the final item be a bag, as it would be classed as an accessory?
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 06, 2018, 23:16:07 PM
Sounds a lovely interesting project.  Could the final item be a bag, as it would be classed as an accessory?

Yes @BlueCat , bags definitely count as accessories.

Has anybody started sewing yet?
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on July 07, 2018, 09:35:44 AM
I can't wait to see the entries for this. I would love to have taken part but I am up to my ears in wedding sewing so I shan't have time. I am hoping to be inspired!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: beepbeepsew on July 07, 2018, 16:17:22 PM
I started sewing for this today.  I am refashioning a cotton shirt into a dress for my toddler niece as it's her birthday in a couple of weeks.  I was already planning on making her a frock, but now she'll be getting two! lol

I have a second shirt that I thought would make a little apron for over the top of it, but I'm not sure about it now that the dress is coming together...
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Mr Twingo on July 08, 2018, 10:24:54 AM
I think an old Ikea duvet cover converted into curtains counts, even though the lining and heading were new.

Once I an find a way to link to pictures on Google Photos, I'll post pics.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: beepbeepsew on July 08, 2018, 12:18:37 PM
Here is my entry, I bought these 2 tops from a charity shop.

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They are both 100% cotton and I thought they would make a pretty vintage style dress and apron for my toddler niece. Here's what I  came up with..

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I kept some features from both garments.  The dress has the button placket, the slight hi-lo hem and slits in the side seams from the original shirt.  The apron has retained all of the lace detail and pin tucks from the front of the original blouse and made a feature of the wider lace.  I did add some new (from stash) plain cotton to face the bodice with.  There was plenty of fabric for the flounce and bias binding.

I drafted my own bodice based on my toddler, but he's a bit older - I did make it a bit smaller than his measurements but I feel it will still be a bit big for my niece.  However, I am really pleased with the result!  Goes to show that you don't always need to start with new fabric to dress the small ones.

There are clickable larger pics here (https://beepbeepsew.blogspot.com/2018/07/recycling-competition.html) should you wish to see a rambling blog post about them.

Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: SewRuthieSews on July 08, 2018, 17:18:03 PM
Nice work beepbeepsew. I have stashed a few items away for recycling but am busy at work and just flopping in the evenings due to the heat.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on July 08, 2018, 20:44:23 PM
 Well done, beepbeepsew  0_0 Your niece is really lucky to have somebody in the family, who can create such wonderful things for her!!

I wondered to use some old denim trousers from DH to sew a new bag for my guitar. Would that go with this competition?
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 08, 2018, 23:18:32 PM
Well done @beepbeepsew we have our first entry, yay
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 08, 2018, 23:28:21 PM
I think an old Ikea duvet cover converted into curtains counts, even though the lining and heading were new.

Once I an find a way to link to pictures on Google Photos, I'll post pics.

@Mr Twingo here is how to do it:   
The first symbol on the left, above the smileys is the link pictures function

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When you click it, this is inserted in the text:

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Copy and past the link you want to insert into the

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And you're all set

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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Renegade Sewist on July 09, 2018, 01:25:48 AM
@beepbeepsew that is adorable! She can always grow into it, so better a bit big than small.

@Manuela , goodbye Kitty?!?  :S

I'm kicking around ideas and double checked the end date for the contest. My neck & shoulders are not as painful so I think I can cut & sew soon.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Mr Twingo on July 09, 2018, 16:33:25 PM
@Mr Twingo here is how to do it:   
The first symbol on the left, above the smileys is the link pictures function...

Alas, Google doesn't present links like that, so the (http://) tag doesn't work. Here's an example:

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipM_sr7sGCeWvlCgStOVsouG75XfWLTn-4ozwRG0

I'll have to find a different way to do it.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 11, 2018, 00:51:12 AM
@Mr Twingo Iminei managed to use google to post pictures here. I clicked your link, but was asked to log in, that might be the problem. I don't use google, but is there an option of an open access album?
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on July 15, 2018, 12:23:09 PM
@Manuela
I wondered to use some old denim trousers from DH to sew a new bag for my guitar. Would that go with this competition?

Does that qualify for this competition? Then I would start, otherwise it would become my "Christmas-holiday-project"
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on July 15, 2018, 13:41:59 PM
I bought a shirt for DH but it was too small round the tummy & I left it too long to return for refund. So GD will be getting a sundress. The Palmer/Pletsch Serger Idea Book expains flatlocking then threading shirring elastic through the back as a quick way to shirr. So I've been playing.

Edited to add: this is my competition entry.

Photos of the finished dress are in a later post as I'm unable to add photos under the edit function.

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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 15, 2018, 14:58:17 PM
@Manuela
Does that qualify for this competition? Then I would start, otherwise it would become my "Christmas-holiday-project"
That definitely counts @Sakar  :)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: beepbeepsew on July 15, 2018, 20:12:46 PM
I love shirred things @Lachica , although I've never tried to actually do it.  Watching with interest :)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on July 16, 2018, 14:14:08 PM
 Well then  0_0, I can start with showing you the project's equipment:

2 old trousers from DH and my guitar, which is waiting desperately for a new bag :)

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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on July 16, 2018, 20:52:10 PM
Edited to add: this is my competition entry. I'm unable to add photos of the original shirt as an edit so refer to first post for pix please.

@beepbeepsew the shirring did work, although I'm not sure it was any quicker than the conventional method. Flatlocking 8 rows was quick except where the looper thread snapped-several times- due, I think to the high tension. It smoothed out nicely leaving neat rows of vertical stitches. Threading the elastic through was a faff, largely because I used narrow (2mm) flat elastic rather than shirring elastic. My ancient reel of shirring elastic looked manky when I found it and it was probably perished. I added straps crossed at the back with a stitch to hold them in place. I used clear crimp-on poppers on the front with a red heart shaped button stitched on top. It came out slightly big, I might pull the elastic up a bit more if my daughter thinks it's needed.

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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 17, 2018, 00:34:46 AM
@Sakar  - this looks like a great project  :)
I edited your post to have the picture embedded into the text, that makes it easier for me later when I put up the voting thread  ;)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: beepbeepsew on July 17, 2018, 12:55:10 PM
@Lachica It's turned out lovely!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 17, 2018, 14:13:37 PM
@Lachica - is this your entry for the competition? Sorry if I'm asking an obvious question  :)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on July 17, 2018, 19:37:05 PM
@Manuela yes, have I posted it in the wrong place? Or was I supposed to do something else?

I've edited my posts to say it's my entry, howeve the edit function doesn't allow the posting of extra photos.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 17, 2018, 22:08:50 PM
@Manuela yes, have I posted it in the wrong place? Or was I supposed to do something else?

I've edited my posts to say it's my entry, howeve the edit function doesn't allow the posting of extra photos.

Don't worry, you posted it in the right place - just didn't mention that this is your entry 🙂
I'll combine both your posts for the voting thread.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on July 17, 2018, 22:10:27 PM
Thanks @Manuela
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Fabric Lover on July 21, 2018, 16:45:45 PM
It’s lovely Mary, good job!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on July 21, 2018, 20:36:24 PM
I didn't think I was going to have time for this, but  might just squeeze something in. I found a skirt for £2.99 in the Oxfam shop yesterday. It's size 18 and pleated so it has loads of fabric in it. I think I shall just make a top from it - hopefully in time for the competition!

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It's a darker navy than it looks in the picture.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on July 21, 2018, 20:38:15 PM
Oops! I seem to have got the same picture twice - try again.

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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: renita on July 22, 2018, 00:19:45 AM
That is a beautiful skirt @Greybird - lots of potential there.

Lovely entries from @beepbeepsew and @Lachica - both are so sweet.

I've had a dress that's been languishing in the cupboard since I bought it while on a trip to the USA probably three years ago.  I've never worn it out of the house and if I'm brave enough to post the before pictures of me wearing it, it will probably be obvious why.  When I saw this sew-along, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to salvage the fabric - a brown tribal sort of print - and finally turn it into something I can wear.

I took some pictures both on and off me before I hacked it to bits and I've since had a go at converting it to a top, just like @Greybird and @mudcat's plans.  Much happier with it now.  Will try to take some after pics soon and then post them all together.

Thanks for the motivation to finally take some action.  I'm going to search the house for other candidates.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 22, 2018, 00:36:19 AM
I love a bit of lace @Greybird , looking forward to your entry.

@renita - great that you got inspiration here, and welcome to The Sewing Place  :)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: mudcat on July 22, 2018, 06:54:26 AM
wrong thread

Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on July 22, 2018, 09:26:15 AM
@Manuela it was your recent lovely lace dresses that "tuned me in" to lace and made me notice this skirt in the first place. I might otherwise have walked past it!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Efemera on July 22, 2018, 09:33:13 AM
Alas when you’re a size 20 already finding even bigger stuff to cut up is difficult, and finding compatible stuff is hard.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 22, 2018, 12:27:26 PM
Alas when you’re a size 20 already finding even bigger stuff to cut up is difficult, and finding compatible stuff is hard.

@Efemera - it doesn't have to be garments though, you could make a bag, accessories, etc...
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Acorn on July 22, 2018, 12:29:22 PM
Size 10 denim miniskirts make very nice bags - and they often have ready made pockets!  I have converted several.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: SewRuthieSews on July 22, 2018, 13:07:14 PM
I have some things stashed away to be revisited, though not sure quite what I shall go for.

I have a jersey skirt with horizontal frills (not flattering) which could be a top.
A striped dress which could be a top
A dress which is too tight in the hips and too large in the bust, another top I suspect.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on July 24, 2018, 22:15:44 PM
@Manuela : do you want to see some progress shots too or shall I post only the finished result?
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 24, 2018, 23:36:09 PM
@Sakar pictures of the originals to be refashioned and the result are enough. Feel free to post progress shots, we all love to ogle at pictures  :D
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: renita on July 26, 2018, 09:28:47 AM
I've finally managed to get some photos of the refashioned dress-to-top I worked on a few days ago.  The photos on the left are the 'befores' - my problems with the original included straps that sat too wide for my narrow shoulders and a flare at my midriff that made my stomach look much larger than my bosom.  That may be accurate  :'(, but I'd rather keep that amongst us and, as a sewer, I should be able to enhance or hide as required...

I've kept the fullness and length of the original skirt (no hemming, yay!)  The fullness has been folding into an inverted pleat at the back and into two unsewn darts/pleats at the front neckline.  I used the midriff band on the original and turned it upside-down to use it as a yoke at the back, to eke out a bit of extra length.  It now has a high-low hemline that I like and the unsewn darty-pleats at the front add a nice bit of fullness that my chest can use...

It's lined with a greenish cotton, the former lining of another sun-dress that has seen better days.  So, 100% recycled fabric. 

The full length 'after' photo shows the new top with some new wool crepe pants, also finished this week and a likely candidate for my SWAKOP, and my new sun-hat, another refashion made today.  I'll post that one next.

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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: renita on July 26, 2018, 09:39:28 AM
Here's another refashion that I worked on today.  I need a sunhat for a charity lawn bowling day on Sunday - it might be mid-winter here, but it's still in the mid-20s Cel. and very sunny most days.

The original is hardly a fashion item, but I did wear it twice - it was part of a medieval outfit I used to wear while demonstrating hand-spinning at an annual medieval fair.  It's a very weird hood thing, but made of a lovely bit of linen that I can't bear to see wasted.

I actually had my eyes on the dark brown linen dress that I used to wear with it, but this hood fell out when I took the other out of storage and looked the perfect colour for a sunhat.

I also raided the stash for something suitable for the lining and found a pretty paisley fabric.

The pattern I found is reversible, so I can wear either side out.  It's free and can be found here (http://blog.lostinparis.com.au/subscribe/free-pattern-denim-reversible-bucket-hat/).  I used the small size for the crown and modified the brim to make it more flared and about 2 cm wider so I get better sun coverage. 

The original hood is shown below on the left, both on and off my head.  The lower, centre picture shows the pattern pieces with the remains of the hood and the remaining pictures show the finished hat, both inside and out.

I'm very happy with the results - much more wearable than the original!

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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Vezelay on July 26, 2018, 09:46:20 AM
Oh, I wish I'd seen this thread before I cut up the 3 charity shop sundresses I bought to repurpose  :(. Nearly finished the first top.

I've used that sunhat pattern - three times - @renita, one from old jeans and a cushion cover. No use here of course as no pics of the originals. But a great little free pattern.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 26, 2018, 11:39:02 AM
Yay @renita, two entries  :D
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on July 26, 2018, 14:33:44 PM
@renita lovely hat! Just what I need, but how do you download the pattern? Or is it just that the link won't talk to iPad?
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 26, 2018, 14:39:35 PM
@Lachica the link works for me - on an iPad mini  :)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on July 26, 2018, 17:24:54 PM
Thanks @Manuela will try again. I can't see a 'download' button.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Acorn on July 26, 2018, 17:50:17 PM
If you scroll down to point 3 there is a link to download a pdf of the pattern pieces.  I think the instructions are just on the website.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Efemera on July 26, 2018, 20:38:03 PM
I’ve downloaded it and put it in iBooks but the pattern is much smaller.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on July 28, 2018, 10:07:22 AM
OK - finished it. This was my charity shop skirt. I used the top from M6755, but I didn't use the facings and instead of making the button overlap on the back I used satin binding on the neck edge and just left an opening with a button closure. The sleeves were extended downwards enough to take advantage of the lace edging.  I used the lining, which was black, not navy to make a separate slip top to go underneath. I did the seams with the overlocker, the original had run and fell seams which I thought were too bulky. After much deliberation I cut off all the "whiskery" bits on the lace edging. I really didn't like them and prefer it without. I'm quite pleased with it - it's turned out better than things I have put loads of effort and expense into!

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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on July 28, 2018, 10:12:03 AM
Well that wasn't supposed to happen! I'll have another go at getting the other pictures in - that one isn't worth looking at 4 times!

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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on July 28, 2018, 10:14:07 AM
@Manuela - HELP! I am having such a problem with this - I am putting 4 different pictures on but with the result you can see!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Acorn on July 28, 2018, 10:18:10 AM
When you add a second picture (and all subsequent ones) make sure you click on '(more attachments)' and don't go straight for the 'browse' button again, because that will replace the picture you've just added.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on July 28, 2018, 10:41:39 AM
Aaaah! Got it - thank you! I'll give it another try. Apologies everyone for the surplus!

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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on July 28, 2018, 12:39:24 PM
Great @Greybird, got them all  :)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: SewRuthieSews on July 30, 2018, 06:46:53 AM
Greybird, Brilliant transformation!
That is absolutely beautiful. Love the way you made a lace top and a separate cami from the skirt.
Agree its better without the whiskery bits.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: UttaRetch on July 30, 2018, 20:03:23 PM
@Greybird: that is spooky.  I tried on the very same skirt in my local charity shop.  If the waist was bigger, I would have bought it. 
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on July 30, 2018, 23:01:40 PM
Lovely, very wearable and I like your idea of a separate cami rather than lining the top.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: BrendaP on July 31, 2018, 00:08:35 AM
The top looks much nicer than the original skirt.

I agree that you did the right thing by cutting off all the wispy bits at the bottom/edge of the lace.  That type of lace is made on very wide machines, so several widths of fabric, or dozens of narrow edgings, made together with 'ladders' (for want of a better word) between them and the finishing process separates the individual widths by cutting through those 'ladders'.  It always looks to me as though the edges haven't been trimmed properly.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on July 31, 2018, 09:33:53 AM
Thank you all. @UttaRetch this skirt was 2 sizes too big for me and would have come too close to showing my scarred knee so I wouldn't have even considered it as it was. It was Manuela's lovely lace dresses that made me notice it in the first place.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on August 06, 2018, 11:19:38 AM
Well done, greybird 👏 Great transformation!! 😃

Yesterday I had time for continuing my guitar bag, here some progress shots from the front side, applique for the front side and the beginning of the backside.

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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 06, 2018, 15:28:16 PM
@Sakar I edited your post to put the pictures into the text - that way it's easier for me to create the voting thread   :)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 12, 2018, 08:25:04 AM
It's gone quiet here, I hope that means everyone is busy sewing  ;)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on August 12, 2018, 16:11:31 PM
Nice new avatar @Manuela. You've taken your Photoshop lessons seriously.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on August 15, 2018, 14:17:59 PM
Oh yes, you are right, this avatars is really nice :)

I am just finishing my bag  :D
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: SewRuthieSews on August 15, 2018, 22:30:25 PM
I've finished a refashion project.
3 years ago I decided to try the Kirsten Kimono tee, and I made a dress based on the pattern.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BM2W4T40jmg/VbKmPUWd0xI/AAAAAAAAH2k/l5_OSuPc614/s320/KimonoStripeDress%2B%25282%2529.JPG)
The dress was OK and I wore it a few times, but it was overall fairly light being made up of black, white and pale pink stripes.
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-al9G2TZwcW4/W3SY8_HU6HI/AAAAAAAALjw/13PYiUQZuIsFwX56woTXuTnKHFkOJ25WwCLcBGAs/s320/DyedDress.JPG)
I overdyed it with a burgundy colour, which did not dye the black or white, but turned the pale pink into a deep rich burgundy. I liked it better but it still did not get worn very much.

I thought I would wear a t shirt more than the dress, so I shortened it and added sleeves cut from the lower section of the skirt.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mdToSZZ_Hz8/W3SZtjKve_I/AAAAAAAALj4/8JEJQ9n87m0ZJmkkVnViCNKYJOZ1GXC5wCLcBGAs/s320/StripeTopR%2B%25282%2529.JPG)
A fairly successful refashion!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on August 16, 2018, 10:08:45 AM
That looks really good. Who knew you could dye pink to burgundy whilst leaving white untouched?!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 16, 2018, 11:43:40 AM
Great refashion @SewRuthieSews .

Thank you for the comments on my avatar @Lachica and @Sakar - that was actually the first selfie I ever took (about 10 days ago). I spend an enjoyable couple of hours testing whether the Photoshop tutorial to create this effect is suitable for year 7 students - the avatar the the result.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on August 16, 2018, 14:24:25 PM
@Manuela in my experience most Yr 7s would have no trouble with photo manipulation. Following a tute though ......???
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 16, 2018, 14:38:35 PM
The majority of our kids have never worked with Photoshop, during the course they will create a piece of digital art, using a selfie, that describes their identity.
There is no way around tutorials, I have to make sure they are short and use the latest version. They are used to folllow tutorials for coding. Today thery were quite exited getting all the software onto their laptops.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: renita on August 17, 2018, 07:12:51 AM
Nice transformation @SewRuthieSews.  It's sometimes hard to predict the outcome of overdyeing on blends - the white must be 100% poly to have stayed so nice and clean.

I'm sure we used to do something similar when I was working in the fabric industry - you could have an undyed base fabric with poly and cotton stripes, then achieve several different colourways just by dyeing the cotton portion - it was simple enough to clear any loose dye off the polyester during rinsing, since it's not interested in dyes for cotton.  It meant that the fabric mill could see what colour was most popular and dye more of it relatively quickly, rather than having to commit to the colour at the yarn stage, before knitting or weaving.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: SewRuthieSews on August 17, 2018, 21:04:53 PM
I'm on a refashioning roll
In May 2013 I made a jersey dress which was part of my SWAP 2013.
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-W0Tm_YyHMO0/W3clzLl0agI/AAAAAAAALkQ/ci_p4IWvrpQ4PLKj0QToQFcR5_BXgXu8QCLcBGAs/s320/circleprintdress%2B%25281%2529.JPG)
I wore it quite a bit. It shrank a bit. I chopped the upper bodice off and made it into a skirt which I didn't wear much.
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-j0v6a_rWw-4/W3cm5gxTuxI/AAAAAAAALkY/ZAIoS5nJUzEYGjNYyFO5LvDeYhdAw2nAQCLcBGAs/s320/circleprintskirt.JPG)
I decided I would enjoy it more as a top. So I whipped out New Look 6735 and cut the front and back from the front and back of the skirt. There were only funny shapes left so the sleeves and neckband are from a plain black viscose jersey fabric.
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0oMh9gLjEuU/W3cnPVGA1oI/AAAAAAAALkg/7YLD_XyvYZoXaWMS1SBFb4L2ARHNi0EfgCLcBGAs/s320/CirclePrintTop.JPG)
I did have enough fabric for some print cuffs, but I pinned them in place and didn't like the effect so stayed with the 3/4 length sleeves as per the pattern.
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VfrXWCGkICo/W3cn-rEtWwI/AAAAAAAALko/sCndA83g_70iP8fE27ofUCzseNnbdDK_ACLcBGAs/s1600/6735fb-b.gif)
This works well with the charcoal and teal pieces so some progress on my SWAKOP.
(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-lS814DPsM08/W3cpsumbb8I/AAAAAAAALk0/iQUkKM-7PL4-Qfp5fpUM-xTHxgCLgcLqACLcBGAs/s320/SWAKOP%2B2018.jpg)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on August 17, 2018, 22:51:39 PM
Very nice. The contrast sleeves make it. Much better to have a garment that will actually be worn.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 18, 2018, 00:17:06 AM
Great, so far we have 6 entries.
There are still a couple of days left, and please post your entries in this thread by August 25th.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: SewRuthieSews on August 18, 2018, 06:30:02 AM
Great I might do another one next week then. It is quite good fun!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Mr Twingo on August 18, 2018, 22:27:19 PM
Here's my entry. Turning a duvet cover into a pair of bedroom curtains. Not as adventurous as some entries, but look carefully and you'll see I have succeeded in pattern matching  :P

The cover came from Ikea and has the name Rosenfibbla. The wife wanted curtains to match the bedding, so I bought a second cover, some lining, and a few metres of curtain header, and worked my magic. We were both pleased with the result.

Before:
(https://i.imgur.com/Fmz20Uz.jpg)

After:
(https://i.imgur.com/4Zceij6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eOaw35u.jpg)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: SewRuthieSews on August 18, 2018, 22:54:02 PM
Hey Mr Twingo, those look great!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 19, 2018, 01:19:39 AM
Great idea @Mr Twingo, I love how different all the entries are.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: wrenkins on August 19, 2018, 07:19:50 AM
Pattern matching ✔ @Mr Twingo 😱
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Mr Twingo on August 19, 2018, 09:17:31 AM
Great idea @Mr Twingo, I love how different all the entries are.

Agreed. It's great how broad a range of items have been created and to see where our sewing talents lay. Plenty of inspiration in this thread.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on August 19, 2018, 09:20:45 AM
Very nice @Mr Twingo they look very professional.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on August 19, 2018, 11:37:50 AM
Great job @Mr Twingo, they hang well.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: DementedFairy on August 19, 2018, 11:44:38 AM
Just had a brainwave and may squeeze in under the deadline...
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 19, 2018, 13:33:13 PM
@Sakar are we seeing an finished guitar bag from you? Your progress pictures looked very promising  :)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on August 19, 2018, 13:45:35 PM
Yes, of course you will.

I am just preparing the pictures  :D But my DH went  on business trip yesterday, so I have to split up my time a little bit and can only work on the computer, when the "little Wolf" is sleeping ;)

But yes, there will be pics :D

@Mr Twingo: What a great idea!! 0_0 They look really professional! Very well done!!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 19, 2018, 14:05:36 PM
Yes, of course you will.

I am just preparing the pictures  :D But my DH went  on business trip yesterday, so I have to split up my time a little bit and can only work on the computer, when the "little Wolf" is sleeping ;)

But yes, there will be pics :D

Great  :)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on August 19, 2018, 15:10:30 PM
So, my entry for this contest is finished now  :D

Please, just give me some time (10-15min) to finish this post, because my computer is crashing down regularly so I have to save and edit this post several times  until it's done ;-) Finished ;)

I may proudly present... my "new" guitar bag :D

The frontside with one of the most wonderful churches (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallgrímskirkja) in the world (in my mind ;)) and a big zipper, where some sheets of music or a small folder can be put in.
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On the backside I have added 2 small pockets on the top for the guitar-tuner and 1 big pocket in the middle to hide some straps.
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On the sides I have added some decorative stitches in same colour as the main-zipper and a silver cording.
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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on August 19, 2018, 15:25:25 PM
There are several ways of carrying the bag:

1st: Top handle (to get it out of the car)
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2nd: front handlebar (there is another one on the backside on the same position)
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3rd: side handlebar (and yes, my DH is already wearing some trousers for the next recycling project  0_0)
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4th: use the hidden straps to carry it as a backpack
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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on August 19, 2018, 15:31:29 PM
And last but not least, I have sewn the church and the cording in reflecting material, because I often have to go by bicycle especially in wintertimes. Safety first  :P
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So in the end: who can say to have a guitar bag from Levi Strauss at home?  :D :P
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Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Acorn on August 19, 2018, 15:35:25 PM
That is fantastic Sakar!  I am jealous - and so is my guitar!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on August 19, 2018, 16:07:26 PM
That's brilliant @Sakar - completely unique and so well made!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on August 19, 2018, 16:22:02 PM
Wow! That has to be the winner! I like the idea of using reflective piping & tape for the design (it is a wonderful cathedral in Reykjavik I agree). Your handles are well thought out. The Greek keyhole stitching round the sides must have taken ages and is very effective.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on August 19, 2018, 20:48:01 PM
@Acorn and @Greybird : Thanks :*

Wow! That has to be the winner! I like the idea of using reflective piping & tape for the design (it is a wonderful cathedral in Reykjavik I agree). Your handles are well thought out. The Greek keyhole stitching round the sides must have taken ages and is very effective.

Have you also been in Reykjavik? What did you visit? We had "just" 4 days there, but somehow I have the feeling that I missed something  :S Or I just miss the whole Island.....  :loveit:
The greek stitching wasn't that time-consuming ;), I think about half an hour. So compared to the time I want to use this bag... it's nothing  ;)

Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Mr Twingo on August 19, 2018, 22:22:25 PM
Wow! That has to be the winner! I like the idea of using reflective piping & tape for the design (it is a wonderful cathedral in Reykjavik I agree). Your handles are well thought out. The Greek keyhole stitching round the sides must have taken ages and is very effective.

100% agree with every word you write. @Sakar, your creation is superb.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on August 19, 2018, 23:01:10 PM
@Sakar we had a week in Iceland but very bad weather so it was hard to see much. Whale watching was cancelled due to poor weather and we didn't see the Aurora. However, the cathedral, the museum, the big sphere which I can never remember the name of, the famous geysers, the geothermal power plant, and of course Ringvellir were all amazing, likewise the lava fields. The blue lagoon too, though luxuriating in the outfall from a power station doesn't sound quite right!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: SewRuthieSews on August 20, 2018, 06:50:57 AM
wow just wow Sakar, what an amazing job.
I've been to that beautiful church though pre digital photos so not got much evidence.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sandra on August 20, 2018, 07:34:35 AM
I've just had to pop on here to say well done to Sakar.

Who knew a guitar bag could be such a masterpiece?  It's wonderful.  <3  Love it.

Sandra.
xxx
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: annieg on August 20, 2018, 08:50:47 AM
@Sakar  Really impressive and sew creative. 
 :D
annieg
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: beepbeepsew on August 20, 2018, 11:09:41 AM
@Sakar  WOW! That bag is amazing - it looks really expensive and unique, love it
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on August 21, 2018, 07:46:04 AM
 Thanks everybody :*

@Sakar we had a week in Iceland but very bad weather so it was hard to see much. Whale watching was cancelled due to poor weather and we didn't see the Aurora. However, the cathedral, the museum, the big sphere which I can never remember the name of, the famous geysers, the geothermal power plant, and of course Ringvellir were all amazing, likewise the lava fields. The blue lagoon too, though luxuriating in the outfall from a power station doesn't sound quite right!

Poor weather and Aurora? So you have been in Winter? That's something, which I want to do too. We have been in June there and it was fantastic. The big sphere.... do you mean Perlan? We have been there and the view over the city is absolutly marvellous!!! :D
But we decided to leave out the blue lagoon, but we have been in several other smaller thermal hot pots :D

wow just wow Sakar, what an amazing job.
I've been to that beautiful church though pre digital photos so not got much evidence.

Doesn't matter if digital or not, the church is great anyway ;)

@Sandra : Thank you very much!!  :*

I thought I recognised it. I've not been but I'm going in November! Amazing upcycle
You recognised it?  0_0 Then it can't be so bad  :P
Please think at me and take some pics!!! It's so impressive!!! Now, I am little bit jealous ;)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: BlueCat on August 22, 2018, 09:54:44 AM
Finally managed to take some photos of my bags for this challenge (Thanks Manuela for uploading the photos)

Items going into the mix were a past-it’s-best red leather tote bag, a home made skirt (never worn), a cushion cover and an old cotton top.

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First item to emerge was a mid sized tote bag with a couple of slip pockets inside.

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Second was a cross-body bag with outer zipped pocket and 2 inner slip pockets. The gold embroidery was machined on, and a handmade tassel and bag charm added.

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Finally, had enough bits left to make a wallet. It has a zippered pouch for coins, slots inside for credit cards and notes, and an exterior pocket for a mobile.

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The bag linings were made from the cotton top and cushion, and the zips and handles were all re-used from the original bag. The only ‘new’ things used were the magnetic snap fasteners and the butterfly ‘button’ which I already had.

So, 3 useful items which cost me nothing.  0_0
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 22, 2018, 12:01:30 PM
Yay, 10 entries so far..... You still have time to upload your pictures and entry posts here  :)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on August 23, 2018, 08:56:31 AM
@BlueCat : Wonderful bags you made!!!! 0_0 Fantastic Ideas and great sewn!!  0_0
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Acorn on August 23, 2018, 10:38:00 AM
They are amazing.  You wouldn't for a moment think they were home made!  And I love that butterfly button.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on August 23, 2018, 11:01:04 AM
@BlueCat your bags are beautiful. I can see that voting on this is going to be very difficult!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: wrenkins on August 23, 2018, 11:17:32 AM
@BlueCat your bags are beautiful. I can see that voting on this is going to be very difficult!
That's exactly what I was thinking. We're back to favourite children again aren't we.... :S
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 23, 2018, 14:13:18 PM
@BlueCat your bags are beautiful. I can see that voting on this is going to be very difficult!

You'd better not ask me for 10 votes each  :devil:
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on August 23, 2018, 15:31:32 PM
Beautiful bags @BlueCat . It'll be hard to choose at voting time.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Sakar on August 24, 2018, 07:30:23 AM
Oh yes, voting will be terrible!!!! -<  I hope that we get 4 votes at least  ;)

Today is the day, isn't it?
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 25, 2018, 00:19:16 AM
By the end of today (UK time) everybody who wants to take part should have their entry post up. So far we have 10 entries  :)
I'll put the voting thread up tomorrow.  :toast:
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Renegade Sewist on August 25, 2018, 00:28:12 AM
Oh yes, voting will be terrible!!!! -<  I hope that we get 4 votes at least  ;)

Today is the day, isn't it?

I think I'd be better off with only 2, maybe 3 tops as for the voting. It's going to be a bear no matter what but it might be less time consuming for Manuela. Or not, it is tallied by the computer isn't it?  0_0


@Manuela , thank you for this and the other contests you've put together (that I've yet to enter). I've really enjoyed them, the lovely things that have been made and I've gotten some great ideas for some new projects when I finally can sit down and sew again.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Iminei on August 25, 2018, 07:56:17 AM
Loooove those bags/wallets/purses @BlueCat .... Do you want to sell them ???
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: BlueCat on August 25, 2018, 08:47:24 AM
Thank you all for your kind comments about the bags.  I am still ‘practising’ my bag making skills. 
I will probably keep the middle bag, as it’s the perfect size for holding essentials on our weekly walks, and donate the others to a local Church for their annual fund raising.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Manuela on August 26, 2018, 01:59:04 AM
Voting has started, you'll find the voting thread here:
https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php/topic,4878.0.html (https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php/topic,4878.0.html)
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on August 26, 2018, 09:31:41 AM
I have voted but it was a bit like sticking a pin in the list. I could happily have voted for any two of them - the standards are so high. Apologies to anyone I didn't vote for - they are all excellent!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Mr Twingo on August 26, 2018, 11:11:08 AM
Although I'm an entrant, I have cast my votes, and I promise I didn't vote for myself  :P

Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Fiona M on August 26, 2018, 14:39:48 PM
As usual, there were at least 4 entries I wanted to vote for!  But I have gone for the two which I think really 'went for it'.
Well done everybody, they are all very fine projects!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Lachica on August 26, 2018, 15:10:56 PM
Like @Mr Twingo I've voted, but not for myself, there are much better entries than mine.
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: Greybird on August 26, 2018, 17:22:43 PM
I hasten to add I would never vote for my own!
Title: Re: Refashion, Upcycle & Recycle Competition
Post by: BlueCat on August 26, 2018, 21:52:11 PM
I too have voted, and as above, would never vote for myself. Very difficult to choose between all the other clever and talented entrants.