“Why buy when you can make it yourself – better and for less money?”
My daughter did one of those quizzes on Facebook – “Do you know your mother?” One of the questions was: What does your mother usually like to wear? Her answer: Anything she has sewed. She knows me well.
For an incredibly long time I have been disappointed with the choices, quality and sizing of ready-to-wear. Now my idea of shopping, online or in the stores, is to browse or fondle and get ideas on what I can make for myself.
RTW just doesn’t stand up to Handmade anymore. I made my husband a coat over 25 years ago … he only just gave it up as it was worn out. (I guess I will have to make him another.) How many RTW garments do you have that have endured over 25 years? The landfills are full of broken clothes.
Handmade can be intricate in fabric and design, or a basic style with a simple fabric. Handmade can be made to fit. It’s all in your power!
So now we have the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Challenge – find something you like, a Designer Original, and COPY it.
Here are our DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Challengers, in no particular order, with blog links:
Who do you think was most successful in making a COPY of their DESIGNER ORIGINAL? Let’s pick the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2016 WINNER, and along with the Title, her prize will be this “Five in One Sliding Gauge” and these water soluble pencil markers.
Poll results will be hidden until the winner is announced. The polls will be open until Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 12:00 midnight (PST). One vote per person on WordPress and ONE LIKE per follower on Instagram. On Instagram I am going to post each of the 10 photos separately – so wait until they are all on and then make your ONE LIKE.
HOLD ON! You didn’t make the deadline? Let me know when your DESIGNER COPY is completed (anytime during 2017!) with a comment on my blog or hashtag it #DESIGNINDECEMBER on Twitter and/or Instagram and I will share it on my blog anyway. I’ll be saving your DESIGNER COPIES throughout 2017, for the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2017 CHALLENGE!