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Week 6 Refashion Runway

I’ve never made a hat using a hat block to shape it on. The time has come! I haven’t purchased anything for the previous 5 challenges and I wanted to keep “shopping in my stash”. So this was the Kentucky Derby Hat challenge. Supplies I used: wash away stabilizer odds […]

Week 5 Refashion Runway

Two more weeks left in the recycle/repurpose journey! So far in the weekly challenges I have placed every week – 2 4th places and 2 2nd places. This week the challenge was Southwest. I was inspired by the colors of the SW United States. The soil, vegetation and terrain are […]

Week 4 Refashion Runway

Last week in the Faux Fur challenge I finished in second place! Refashion Runway is a 6-week upcycle/restyle online event. I was chosen to participate in the weekly challenges. Each week there is online voting, judging and eliminations. This week’s challenge is small to large. I just love the color […]

Week 3: Refashion Runway

Wow! It’s already the third week of this upcycling adventure. Both weeks 1and 2 I’ve finished in fourth place. It is a lot of fun and I love the challenge. This week was the faux fur challenge. I had made my mom this fur probably 20 years ago and she […]

Week 2 Refashion Runway

The challenge this week was The 1970s. A unique feature of the indigo vat is the fabric turns green in the dye and turns blue when it is removed from the dye bath and oxidizes. Quite magical! I have grown to love handstitching. The perfectly imperfect topstitch is a detail […]

Week 1 Refashion Runway

The first challenge . . . Statement Sleeves! I designed a cylindrical shrug. It’s a bog coat style without the body, just the sleeves. Every week that I am still in the competition I’ll show you the process from before to after.

Refashion Runway Season 5

I’m in!! One of fifteen selected for a six-week journey using recycled/upcycled/repurposed items into something to wear. Each week there will be online public voting and also a panel of 4 judges will score the projects. The online votes will be half of tally and the judges scoring will be […]

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With 30 years of experience behind me, at Beki’s Custom Sewing & Alterations I have built my name on the loyalty of my customers. I am constantly exploring trends and keeping my skills sharply honed to ensure that your clothing fits perfectly and always looks good. I will make sure you wear your clothes, and they don’t wear you.

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