Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Fabricista Fashion Challenge: A Week 1 Preview

It's been a few days since the announcement of my first challenge in the Fabricista Fashion Challenge.  Let's review it if you hadn't been able to check out the announcement!

Week 1-- The Recycled Challenge: Make a garment out of recycled materials or materials that would have otherwise been thrown away, such as scraps from your sewing room or grocery bags. You can reconstruct a garment to make it more fashion forward and utilize unconventional items to add accessories and embellishments. 

I rummaged through a giant bag of scraps I was about to toss out or give away just last week before I learned I was going to be in the competition, plus I looked through my pile of 'to give away' clothes.  I found the perfect thing!  It's been sitting in my closet absolutely unworn for over 6 years.  I was a much larger size those years back, so that just meant I have more fabric to work with!  I've been muslin-ing, cutting, dyeing, ironing, washing, ironing even more, hand stitching and finally some machine sewing today.  I'm part way through with the actual construction of my garment!

I picked up some dye because I wanted a different color for my final garment.  The package said red but the color swirls on the package looked more orange...so I said 'what the heck, I'll take it!'  The color results were a bit surprising as I've never dyed anything before (well... not counting tie dyeing t-shirts at camp.)  The dye job was nicely even throughout the fabric except in a few tiny areas, this was great because I needed almost every last bit to work with. 

I'm really excited to see what the other ladies in the competition are making!!  Stay tuned for my final garment...


3 comments:

  1. I'm curious to see what you are up to...

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  2. I'm "dying" with curiosity! (Sorry, couldn't resist! But I really am - refashioning is something that truly baffles me!)

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  3. A wonderful rename, Kathy! What a great way to convert your wedding dress to a dress you can wear everyday, but still keep close to your heart.

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