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Date: 10/14/13 10:48 PM

I refashioned a dress recently without the use of any pattern. In this pattern review I refashioned a long skirt into a dress but used a pattern. So essentially the skirt was donor fabric for the dress.

In this case I'm using a lot of the existing dress as-is and modifying the pockets, ties, length and fit. Can I write a pattern review for it since it's sort of self drafted?

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Date: 10/15/13 0:55 AM

I don't what the PR rules are about this, but I vote 100% YES! I love to refashion garments and I think it can demonstrate as much creativity as using a commercial pattern. I do it all the time and don't write reviews, but only because I have questioned it like you are now. I am curious to what other PR members will say.

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Date: 10/15/13 7:38 AM

I love this idea! Repurposing garments saves the environment, feeds the creative soul, and gives us new clothing to wear.(and maybe new decorative or other useful items.)

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Date: 10/15/13 8:04 AM

I love to see repurposed items also. It would be fun to have that as a review topic some way. However, I love it best when I get to see the both before and after.

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Date: 10/15/13 9:35 AM

A couple years there was actually a refashion contest. Once the lady who won made a dress out of a skirt. The review is here.

It looks like she used self drafted as the designated pattern. I have used self drafted a lot because I mainly sew self drafted - I don't have hardly any commercial patterns as I find it easier to draft my own than to re-engineer someone else's pattern to fit me.

And when it comes to refashion, it is quite likely it has needed a bit of draping and other things to change the one item to another.

I think it would also encourage people to take existing things and repurpose them. Go for it!

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Date: 10/16/13 8:07 PM

Thanks for the contest info. I hadn't seen a refashion contest but I haven't been on PR that long.

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