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Monday, 25 May 2015

Castaway to Couture. And the winners are............

We can't believe Castaway to Couture has come to an end! We have been thrilled and excited day after day to see what amazing things people have made! The transformation, thrift and shear genius has kept us up late a at night talking and marveling.

Finally we have our winners by popular vote, CONGRATULATIONS!!!! WINNERS!!!! Thank you to all who entered you are an inspiration to all who sew or aspire to!  We are listing all of the amazing entries below so your fabulous creations can be seen by all. Please enter again next year and make sure you get everyone you know to vote!! That's how it works! And thank you to those to shared the competition or came by to vote.

Importantly, the ASG thanks Red Cross for its wonderful collaboration. Two great Australian icons coming together to raise awareness of how refashioning can benefit everyone involved both financially and with personal reward.

Please take some time to scroll through all the wonderful entries, you'll find the name of the entrant and what they had to say about their entry below the photo they sent in. The entries are listed in no particular order.
Elizabeth Craggs - From a simple party dress to a glamorous evening top - not a bad transformation for only a couple of $ and a little bit of time. Basically everything is made from the original dress except for the floral back insert.

Dianne Jensen - Two men's shirts plus one from the rag bag were turned into a blouse for my daughter.

Lucianne Lewin - dull dowdy coat to trendy trench dress

Elizabeth Napper - Redesigned by Liz

Abi Salomen -Pretty in print - an oversized dress, now a stylish tulip pencil skirt!

Julie Livingstone - Issey Miyake does Business

Helen Dalton - Skirt to dress and hat

Anita Smith - Amazing what you can do with leftovers - Marcy Tilton puzzle vest Vogue 8954

Anita Smith - Old fashioned dress to wearable tops and necklace

Anita Smith - From yuck mustard to wearable update.

Courtney Clark

Carol Pegum - Buy one skirt, chop it up and make a shirt. Sew matching beads to the side seam of a pair of pants and bingo a new outfit for $19 !

Kylie Hay - Boxy pinafore and man's shirt into vest and pencil skirt - strike a pose!

Kylie Hay - From Frumpy to fabulous, maternity top and dated skirt into cowl neck top and curve loving pencil skirt

Christine Watts -Retro jacket from two old jumpers

Wendy Hawthorne - Six Shirts and a dress

Kirsty Mackenzie - A Perfect Little Librarian outfit

Gail Lyle - It looks like I just cut the skirt off the dress but I actually cut four panels and four yoke pieces which I rematched to make this lined skirt to fit me (Size 14 Vogue pattern) from a voluminous size 16 dress. It was a quality garment and lovely fabric to sew with.

Lyn Mateer - Halter neck dress to smart after 5 skirt

Helen Noakes - Oversized 80's to boiled and restyled

Kirsty MacKenzie -Funking up some Class

Mandy Bradley - Old denim and halter top becomes a ruffle party dress.

Louise Sparrow -Over-sized jacket turned into a skirt with personality

Gabriele Bell -Two items from one

Gabriele Bell - From frump to sass
Wendy McKinnon - Take one red mens suit & make a handbag from lapels, mixed with another navy/red check suit for contrast, plus a second smaller bag from one sleeve.  Add fringing from purchased fabric selvedge, 2nd hand buttons, lining from suits and pockets from inside & outside suit!
Helen Dalton - Helen Dalton

How creative are these contestants! It just makes you want to nip out to a Red Cross Shop and see what fires up your creativity. In fact click here for a list of Red Cross Shops near you. Thank you again to everyone who partcipated by sending in an entry, sharing a paper flyer or sharing online and all those who voted. It's been so much fun!

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