The Refashioners 2015 Meets #VintagePledge


It's back, it's back! The Refashioners is back for 2015 with exciting shirt refashions hosted by the Makery every single day in August. I had so much fun taking part two years ago that it was impossible to turn down Portia's second invitation.


I was super adventurous last time, despite refashioning not being a strong skill of mine, but this year I took a slightly different approach which involved ticking off another #vintagepledge make off my list. There's still plenty of time to sign up by the way, with some great prizes up for grabs!



I picked my own this year and I was delighted when I happened upon this 100% linen Boden shirt for a mere £4.50. It was in tip top condition and although I'm not usually a huge fan of pink, this shade of blush really appealed to me. In a bid to end up with a classic wardrobe staple I turned to 1950s Simplicity 4656. To find out exactly how I did this, hop on over to my post on the Makery!  



Instead of facings, I finished my neckline, armholes and hem with stripy bias binding for an extra pop of interest. Pink and navy is such a chic combination and the cherry on top of course, were the matching buttons I stumbled upon on ebay.  




For the first time in its history, you too can take part in The Refashioners with a truly wonderful prize package worth over £500 up for grabs! So, are you tempted to #getshirty with us?

24 comments:

  1. This looks great! Lovely pattern. Plus vintage pledge win too!

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    1. Yep, two birds with one stone ;o)

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  2. Cute top and the fit is so flattering. I'm a fan of button back tops.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous Marie! Before this year's Refashioners it didn't even occur to me I could use a pattern on an oversized shirt - I just thought refashioning involved making it smaller/taking the sleeves off etc! So much inspiration, thank you! x

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    1. Yay, so glad that you're looking at refashioning with fresh eyes! Like you, I prefer to create things from scratch, so using a pattern to 'refashion' something was a no-brainer for me ;o)

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  4. My first thought was oh good bargain and then you have taken it to another level, fabulous vintage make over I hope you win

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  5. I've made a comment over at Makery but just wanted to say here how much I love this refashion! I really like tops that button up the back and this one is a masterpiece. As for finding those matching stripy buttons - brilliant!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to pop over here and leave some kind words too...really appreciate it!

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  6. Wow! Your top looks fabulous! Great bargain! (note to self, look for linen shirts in charity shops!)

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  7. I love this project! Good call on that striped binding.

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  8. Great job with this refashioning!

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  9. It's a really cute refashion - I love the stripey binding and matching buttons!

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  10. tooooo fab for words! lurve it!

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  11. You did an amazing job! It's so, so cute!

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  12. So pretty! And it fits so nicely in the back!

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