“Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” … for Designin’ December 2018!

I know.  I completely stole the image and the quote.  Thank you White Rabbit for helping me illustrate my panic!  LOL  (illustration by Sir John Tenniel and written by Lewis Carroll)

NO, NO it isn’t too late!  Chill!  It’s not too late to start … keep working on it … and finish!  I am myself just finishing off on my pants (photos this weekend?) and I plan to do more cutting and sewing this weekend on my tunic top of  my Designer me-made Copy of this Designer Original – an Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2018.

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Keep in mind though, I do NOT wear pink, so I am using this green for my pants.  What would you call it “Emerald”? “Shamrock”?  No matter, I love it and I don’t have anything like it in my closet!

Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!

Now that I am at the hem-up-my-pants stage, I wonder … Should a person who is 5’5″ on a good day wear “shorter” pants, like this model?  Also, I can’t tell from this Designer Original photo, but are there “slits” in the sides of these pant leg bottoms?  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments, please!

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Now you have a chance to win one of 18 Prizes in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER due to the generosity of all our sponsors!

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Now, just in case this is the last post you read before you start your Designer me-made Copy, let me go over the details just one more time!

 

WHAT IS THE DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER CHALLENGE?

We have all seen something we LOVE either in the stores, online or on the runways, but don’t actually want to buy for some reason.  So I propose that we sew that garment that we see/want.  Now if you are lucky and you already have an exact pattern, either an indie pattern, your own self-drafted, or a “Big 4” pattern, that you can use – then go for it!  If you have to alter a pattern that you already have, or draft your own pattern, you can do that too.  Whatever works for you.  Let’s make what we see and want!  (Remember Vintage Designer fashion is allowed too!)  Good luck in your search!  😁👍

Show us your Designer Original photo and how you put together your Designer me-made COPY.

“Why buy when you can make it yourself – better and for less money?”

Looking for more ideas?  Check out my “DESIGNER FASHION” Pinterest board here, OR on Facebook, join the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Group (closed group).   (Find it through my Facebook page.).  Where will you find your inspiration?

 

How to participate in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER:

  • On your blog post a photo of your Designer Original and your Designer me-made COPY, mentioning DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER in your post with a link back to here, so other’s can join in.
  • OR on IG post a photo of your Designer Original and your Designer me-made COPY,  tagging it #DESIGNINDECEMBER and follow/tag @nicedressthanksimadeit.  Don’t forget to follow/tag our wonderful PRIZE SPONSORS!
  • OR on Twitter post a photo of your Designer Original and your Designer me-made COPY, tagging it #DESIGNINDECEMBER and follow/tag @LindaMNicedress.
  • OR 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 here so you can add your Designer Original  and your Designer me-made COPY to the board.
  • OR on Facebook, join the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Group (closed group).  You will be able to post your questions, comments, progress, and your Designer  Original and your Designer me-made COPY.  We post inspiration too!
  • Don’t forget to leave a comment here on my blog and I’ll post your Designer Original and your Designer me-made COPY for you on my blog in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER, with a link back to you – whether you have made it already, are in the process of making it, or plan on making it… let me know!
  • Don’t forget to share a comment or two with your other DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Challengers.  Everyone loves comments!

Download this year’s LOGO now and then upload it onto your social media.

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How to be eligible for prizes in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER:

If you would like a chance to win FAB prizes from our generous sponsors, you’ll need to SHARE your Designer Original and your Designer me-made COPY with us like this:

  • On my blog:  Follow “Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!” and leave a comment that you are joining in and I’ll post your Designer Original and your Designer me-made COPY for you on my blog in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER, with a link back to you.
  • Then on your blog:  post a photo of your Designer Original and your Designer me-made COPY, mentioning DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER in your post with a link back to here so other’s can join in.
  • There’s another chance to win on Instagram:  share a photo of your Designer Original and your Designer me-made COPY tagging them #DESIGNINDECEMBER and follow/tag @nicedressthanksimadeit.  Don’t forget to follow/tag our wonderful PRIZE SPONSORS! 
  • After DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER, there will be a vote for the blog entries and a vote for the Instagram entries.  Two possible chances to win, one prize per winner.

Only entries using the above two methods (blog and/or Instagram) will be entered into the competition. Closing date for entries is 31st December 2018 Midnight GMT.

 

Happy Sewing!

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17 thoughts on ““Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” … for Designin’ December 2018!

  1. Definitely emerald. Of course you can wear cropped pants! Just gauge the crop for the best part of that lower limb. In the case of the giraffes that model such things, they possible have the slit so the can get their feet through the slimmest of pants (when there’s no elastic in the fibre content). FINALLY! Another woman who WON”T wear pick! Thank you! Now we are not alone. 😘

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  2. Rose says:

    Chalk up another woman who does not wear pink. Last/and only time I wore pink, it was a bright pink bathing suit and I was 8 months pregnant. Looked like a pregnant flamingo, but that aside, I think the cropped pants would look good on you and I agree with those that say the reason for slits with these skinny models is to allow room for their big feet to get through. Emerald is a beautiful color.

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  3. I cant wait to see your tunic top. I have a couple too. I’d suggest the longer pant leg. I have shorter leg pants and I can only wear those pants during the spring and summer, and definitely not in the weather we’ve recently been having.

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  4. I love the combination of tunic top and cropped pants, but just to be on the safe side why don’t you try it out first and see how it looks, you can always make them shorter but you can’t make them longer.
    PS Emerald green is a beautiful colour and will look lovely on you!

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  5. seweverythingblog says:

    I haven’t started my entry, but the fabric and pattern are ready, as is the image in my mind. Hopefully, I can come through with execution. Fingers crossed.
    What?? I love pink! But don’t have pink pants, which I want to rectify real soon.

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