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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.

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. yep I bought the fabric at the start of the month and haven’t done anything since! Bright res cashmere with [mock] astrakhan collar and cuffs…nearest one I’ve seen online costs 4 grans!

  1. 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!

    1. Thank you! ☺️ it’s really satisfying to see something, not buy it, but make it yourself instead, isn’t it! If it does show up in the next week or so or whenever, mention Designin’ December and let me know. I will save it for next year. This Challenge can be sewn anytime during the year, anytime you see that inspirational Original photo! Happy New Year! 🥳

      1. Oh I didn’t know that! Thank you! I’ll definitely mention Designin’ December – assuming it turns out how I envisioned! 😀

  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!

  3. Wonderful outfit, Linda – congratulations! And I see how you did those appliqués. So clever, and they look wonderful! Wishing you all the best in the New Year!!! 🥳

  4. 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.

  5. It is a beautiful outfit. Glad you made it in green, pink is not my fav colour, I like it better in green. Love the birds. Nice job.

  6. 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.

  7. Hello. Im a little behind and I can’t remember commenting on this. Your applique is beautiful. I stopped eating breakfast as I looked at it. You are creating your own fabric. Your tunic looks stunning.

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