Saturday, August 29, 2015

Summer showers!

Sadly we've had far too many of those in the UK recently - I mean, WHERE IS OUR SUMMER? I honestly feel cheated.

Anyway, it seems like the perfect reason to create something shower-proof, but summery, for the last ever challenge in this year's Refashion Runway! I've loved every moment, every single project that each of the refashioners have made, and reading all the back stories to their creations. It's been a fabulous thing to be a part of... and I'm really going to miss it. I'm hoping to continue in the same vein, setting myself targets - and creatively exploring new areas... it's been a great journey for me, personally. ANYWAY! Sew to the final piece, in the asymmetrical challenge...

I started with a shower curtain. (well I did say I wanted something water proof...)
You can see I've got a great piece of material to work with here... and also a couple of hurdles to overcome. If you want to know more about ironing polyester coated plastic (!), creating a sturdy bodice, draping, hand stitching finer details, and more, then head over to my blog to see how this panned out. I won't go into every detail here - it'll go on forever!!
But here are a few bits... creating the ruffle...
Making a bubble hem for the skirt...
And some experimenting that lead to the final piece...

Here's the asymmetrical dress I entered into the final of this year's Refashion Runway...
(it was a windy day!!)
And the obvious Before and After shot;


The other two ladies have created BEAUTIFUL dresses, and I don't honestly feel I should be in the final three... but, as I've said in the comments on the post, I'm happy to play bridesmaid to them both, knowing that I've made some firm friends on this refashioning journey!

Take a look, and cast your vote for whichever one you're most moved by. I have my favourite...but I'm not telling here ;) And for more info on how my dress came together, visit my blog!

Thank-you x
Gema

6 comments:

Elizabeth Hill said...

Crazy creative! Love those flamingos!

- Elizabeth, EOD
aka The Hungry Octopus

whatthesew said...

Wearable shower curtains, how great is that. You have my vote for accessing all areas.

jenny_o said...

I like how you think outside the box!

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank-you Elizabeth!!

Gema Ensenat said...

Thank-you! :)

Gema Ensenat said...

Well that's what everyone here does, I suppose we all love doing that! :)