Refashion Runway Season Four: All Stars – Week Two: Metallic Challenge

I’m so excited for you to see what I’ve been working on for this week’s Refashion Runway Challenge.

Ever since I found out all of the themes for this season, I’ve been looking most forward to this week because of the metallic theme.

First of all, I decided to use a couple of curtains that I was given a while ago, but never had the right sized windows to use them on.

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Refashion Runway Season Four: Meet the All Stars and Challenges Announced

I’m so excited about this season! Can’t wait!

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And what an adventure it will be!

Refashion Runway Season Four: All Stars has officially begun. (Cue in the trumpets)

Here’s your line up of creative All Stars for this season. I’m so honored that they will be sharing all of their inspired expertise with us again.

Welcome to Gema, from Sequins and Slippers. She will be joining us again from across the pond in England. She wowed us with her amazing refashions last season and I’m so glad she included the cool bag she made from a hat in her picture. (And her cute dog, Rod. 🙂 )

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Carissa from Carissa Knits comes back to us with all of her inspired sewing tricks from the second season of Refashion Runway. As you can see she’s one talented girl!

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The adorable Marisa from The Refash Stash will be amazing us with her creative takes on each challenge again from last season.

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Me-Made-May ’14 – Day Nineteen

Remember this summer dress?

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This was my summer dress challenge for the Refashion Runway Season One.

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Secret Ways to Make Your Sewing Blog a Success

Are you interested in starting a sewing blog or want to learn how to become a more successful blogger? Then you need to register for Beth’s new course, Secret Ways to Make Your Sewing Blog a Success at BurdaStyle. Don’t miss out on this fabulous opportunity!
http://register.burdastyle.com/Course?CourseId=9000-71
~Jen

The Renegade Seamstress

Blogging has been such a healthy part of my life for the last few years. When I started my little sewing blog, I never dreamed of the wonderful places it would take me, I never imagined the opportunities that would come my way and I never thought I would meet so many amazing people.

Blogging has been such a fun adventure for me and I really want you to join in on the fun.

When BurdaStyle asked me to do another web seminar, I thought this would be the perfect time to share what I have learned along the way with you.

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I hope you can join us on Thursday, June 5th at 11:00 am (EST) for

Secret Ways to Make Your Sewing Blog a Success

You will learn:

How to determine who you want to be in the blogging community
How to develop friendly alliances with those who can help you grow your…

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Me-Made-May ’14 – Day Eight

Whew! Today was a scorcher! I knew we were supposed to get some unseasonably warm weather today, but I didn’t realize it was going to get this hot…

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As you can see from my car’s temperature gauge, it came close to 90-degrees today. We were all sweatin’ like pigs and wishing that we were at the other house so that we could go jump in the lake to cool off! Instead, we chose to hang out at the park.

Luckily I had packed this sleeveless top that I refashioned as part of my “copycat” challenge for season one of Refashion Runway.

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Mom, BurdaStyle is on the Phone for You!!!!!

My friend Beth (The Renegade Seamstress) is doing a Live Web Seminar for BurdaStyle!!!!
Check out this post and make sure to sign up! 🙂

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This has definitely been a year of firsts for me.

Just when things start to get comfortable, I’m thrust into a whole new realm. A whole new opportunity comes my way.

Last Thursday, Alicyn Stensaas, the eMedia Production Coordinator for BurdaStyle.com contacted me and asked if I’d like to do a live Web Seminar for them.

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REALLY!?

BurdaStyle wants ME to do a live Web Seminar for them?

Oh my gosh,

OF COURSE I WILL!

So here I am, pinching myself and announcing my first ever live Web Seminar.

I hope you’ll join me on Monday, March 31 at 11:00 am EST for

 Refashion: Inspiration and Projects to Revamp and Recycle Your Wardrobe

I’m so excited to be given the opportunity to present with BurdaStyle and I truly hope you’ll come along with me. There will be loads of new inspiration and it promises to be lots of…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you had a wonderful day.

I’m still stuffed from all the yummy food the hubs and I made. 🙂

There’s no refashion to share with you this week, but I wanted to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving weekend!

I’m very thankful for all of you awesome peeps and I feel blessed to be able to get to know you all and interact through this blog.

God bless!

~Jen

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Happy Thanksgiving!