My Designin’ December me-made Copy!

My Designin’ December me-made Copy is finished!  I decided long ago to copy this Designer Original … an Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2018.

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I did notice that it had these strange looking tied-on sleeves and decided those would be a work place hazard for me!  I did like the length of the sleeves and the slits in them though.

nicedressthanksimadeit.comI’ve used this pattern, McCall’s M6606, before and didn’t have to make many changes – a slight change to the collar and the hem line and the sleeves – those I narrowed a bit, left the traditional cuff off and made a new cuff with a slit.

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I definitely had fun with the “appliqués” on this tunic top!  I love this embroidered fabric!

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I cut off a section of the embroidered fabric with a couple of birds and flowers on it and pressed a light interfacing to the back of it, with a cloth over top of course.  Then I carefully cut out the birds and flowers.

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I was again lucky to find the correct colours in my thread stash! After I decided where I wanted to place everything, I basted the embroidered pieces to my fabric with Wonder Tape.

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I used the appliqué stitch on my sewing machine.

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I am very happy with the result!

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I’ve really enjoyed making this one and think it will fit into my life style just wonderfully!

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Happy Sewing!

42 thoughts on “My Designin’ December me-made Copy!

  1. corrineappleby says:

    It looks fantastic! I’ve really enjoyed seeing the Designin’ December posts. Although I won’t hit the deadline, I still have a skirt to complete for my designer copy – I’ve done the top already. Hopefully will show it in the next week or so! Happy new year!

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  2. Goodness gracious! This looks just fantastic on you! I love how it looks so nice and fancy at the same time that it is casual…such a wonderful outfit!! The colors are better than the original and those amazing appliques out of the sheer fabric are a stunning idea. Have a very Happy New Year!

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  3. seweverythingblog says:

    Love your outfit! I guess Asian design appliques are a thing with Threads magazine, too – I just received my copy and it has a whole article about lifting embroidery from an old kimono and appliqueing it elsewhere.

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  4. I love your version, especially the colours you chose. It seems very versatile, can be casual but also more glamorous and I think the appliqué combined with the mandarin collar give the tunic a very zen feeling. The whole outfit looks expensive and really well made. clap clap!!! Just for the record I read this when you posted it but failed to comment appropriately.

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