Just Speechless… Tonight for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER I have the pleasure of introducing the one and only Mads of Life in A “Mads” House. Mads might have come to her design in a roundabout way but she has made a lovely copy of this designer dress by Elie Saab.
AND HER COPY!
Mads has definitely got “the look” to go along with her designer dress! And where did she get that fantastic ombre fabric??? Although it was a rocky road for Mads, she did manage to finish and her reward was this exquisite dress!
Be sure to head over to “Mads” House for more details, photos, and antics!
Myself? I have pretty much finished HALF of my DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER garments. So far I am very pleased with the outcome! I plan on copying this outfit designed by Marina Hoermanseder, with a longer, more office appropriate, pair of wide pants!
My blue fabric is right on! (I think) It’s a 80% polyester, 15% rayon, 5% lycra Ponte de Roma Knit. I am using McCalls M6965 for my wide pants (such a silly thing to call them… is that what they are really called?). This is such an easy pattern!
Last time, I left off wondering whether I wanted a single pleat or gathers. I picked out most of my waistband/skirt seam and sewed my waistband back on with no pleats, only gentle gathers…
I’m going with all gentle gathers.
The only things I had left to do was under stitching the waistband facing with my 1/4 ” seam foot.
Sewing the waistband facing down with my blind hem foot (stitch in the ditch)!
And hemming. My next dilemma… Hem length. What do you think? My Sewaholic Hollyburn has a length of 25 inches here.
My wide pants are not hemmed yet so right now they are 29.5 inches long with a rough edge. How long should they be? Should I just hem them up an inch and a half and try them on to see how they look? Are they supposed to be long? Should I take the plunge and chop and hem them to the same length of my red Hollyburn?
What do you think?
(Sorry, I am not going to model them properly until I get my jacket done, for the full effect! Jacket next!)
REMEMBER: 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.
If you have a DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER garment to share, leave a comment here on my blog and I’ll post your Designer Garment and YOUR COPY on my blog, with a link back to you.
Don’t forget to share a comment or two with your other DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER members. Everybody loves comments!
There are other ways to participate:
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The party has only just begun!