I cannot believe that, so far, I have not only survived my first year of my “RTW Fast”, but have also enjoyed finding the holes in my wardrobe and filling them up. I am even considering doing the RTW Fast again next year! 🙂
But then again, I was never a keen clothes shopper. I am always the strange lady who wanders into a clothing store, picks at garments and then says “I could probably make this … maybe for less money, and maybe even better!” If I only had the time to sew it all! Does anyone else out there think the same?
Now that the year is finishing up though, I am considering rewarding myself. The month of November is a special month for me, being my Blogversary month (2 fun-filled years – Thank you!) and my Birthday month (never mind the # of years!) – it seems like a good month to reward myself for not clothes shopping.
And… My Reward, I have decided, will be a designer outfit. Like many, I take my inspiration for my sewing projects from what I see – certainly other sewing or fashion bloggers, the pattern companies (Big 4 and the Indies), RTW stores, Fashion Designers, the Runway … Even Pretty Grievances gives me ideas with her “Wearable Wednesday” posts, although the most recent one had a lot of see-through clothes!
One of Pretty Grievances’ posts that caught my eye was about the designer, Marina Hoermanseder.
I want this outfit. Well except for the too short shorts. Not suitable for the office, nor my age, at all. So perhaps I want “longer” shorts … or culottes, instead?
I could use my Vogue V7975 for my jacket…
and my McCalls M6965 for my culottes…
and I’ve found my fabrics and my lining…
So it’s decided. I have a “PLAN”.
I’ve shown you my designer outfit by Marina Hoermanseder and in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER I will show you MY COPY of this designer outfit.
Have you ever wanted designer clothing? Perhaps a designer scarf, like this?
or a designer top, like …
or a designer dress, like …
or a designer coat, like a …
or how about an original Stella McCartney?
As you can see, I have collected a few inspirations here and much more on my Pinterest board, DESIGNER FASHION!
So why buy when you can make it yourself? If you want a designer garment too, join the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Challenge!
IN DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER:
- On your blog post a photo of your Designer Garment and YOUR COPY of that designer garment, mentioning DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER in your post with a link back to here so other’s can join in.
- Grab a DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER button. The code on my side bar can be copied and pasted into a Text Widget on WordPress. It also works on other blogging platforms too.
- Leave a comment here on my blog and I’ll post your Designer Photo and YOUR COPY on my blog, with a link back to you.
- Don’t forget to share a comment or few with your other DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER members. Everyone loves comments!
Other ways to participate:
- Send your email address to me at imadeit362436 (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll send you an invite to join the “DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER” Pinterest board so you can add your Designer Photo and YOUR COPY to the board.
- Post your Designer Photo and YOUR COPY on Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #DESIGNINDECEMBER.
Don’t forget to “grab” a DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER button!
It was a beautiful Sunday today, we did the CIBC Run for the Cure!