My Designin’ December … and a few more!

My Designin’ December … and a few more!

In addition to the previous entries posted here and here and here and here, I would like to show you a few more!

On Instagram @sewmuchtodesign was inspired by a jacket by Maisie Wilen, a top by Arket and pants by Free People!

Also on Instagram @dezignsby was inspired by Isabel Marant to knit her own sweater and refashion her own pants!

 

@laineemakes had so much fun with her first entry, she made a second Designer Copy.  This time a Dolce and Gabbana coat.  She’s going to have to decide which Designer Copy she wants to put in for the vote!

 

I count NINETEEN talented sewists so far!  Will there be one more?  We shall see tomorrow!

I am happy to say I have finished the Designin’ December Sewing Challenge too!  I decided to “copy” this Oscar de la Renta top and these Balenciaga trousers.

with these lovely fabrics – they are so soft and drape so well!  (Although I must admit that I almost scorched the polyester pants when pressing them!)

 

I used these patterns from my stash … This McCall’s M7324 sleeveless top, modified by leaving the tab collar open on the ends and tucking and hand sewing in two ties to make the bow, and adding a couple of snaps to keep the placket closed.

 

For the trousers, I sort of used my favourite pattern, a Today’s Fit pattern by Sandra Betzina, Vogue V2948.  I have used this pattern many, many times.  So many that I couldn’t find the pattern pieces and could only find a tissue tracing that was not the right size or fit.  So I had to do the fitting all over again!  Hopefully I will find the pattern pieces when I reorganize everything in my new sewing room … when the reno is finished!

 

I am quite happy with the results!  What do you think?

 

So remember:

  • deadline for entries is tomorrow, December 31/2020 12:00 midnight PST.
  • hashtag #designindecember and tag/follow @nicedressthanksimadeit on Instagram.
  • or leave a comment for me here and follow the blog, “Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!”
  • submit a Designer Original Photo with the designer’s name.
  • submit a Designer Copy Photo with a “human” wearing it.
  • only one entry in the vote per person.

“How to vote” details will be released January 1, 2021 on this blog, Instagram @nicedressthanksimadeit and on the Facebook Group Designin’ December.  Voting will only be available on this blog and on my Instagram @nicedressthanksimadeit starting January 1, 2021, and will be open for 7 days. You can vote in both places, if you like, and the total score from both places will determine the winners.

 

A heartfelt “Thank you” to our Sponsors!

https://emmalinebags.com

Emmaline Bags – one $15 CAN gift card for their shop

Helen’s Closet – one free PDF sewing pattern from their shop

https://itch-to-stitch.com

Itch to Stitch – one free PDF sewing pattern from their shop

JCV Art Studio – one “Creative Inspiration” package

Lányos Handmade – one free PDF sewing pattern from their shop

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintagePatternGirl

Vintage Pattern Lending Library (Etsy) – one $25 US gift certificate for their shop

Folkwear Sewing Patterns – one free PDF sewing pattern from their shop

Sewing Patterns by Masin – the “Dayo Dress and Blouse” PDF sewing pattern

Waffle Patterns – one 20 EUR coupon code for their shop

Greenstyle Creations – one $25 US sewing pattern credit for their shop

MM Cork Supply – one small curated Cork pack from their shop

Sew Chic Patterns – one $20 US gift certificate for their shop

Seen and Sewn Patterns – two free PDF sewing patterns from their shop (for one person)

Andrie Designs – one free PDF sewing pattern and the accompanying comprehensive video class for that pattern

Scroop Patterns – one free PDF sewing pattern from their shop – (prize to be confirmed yet at time of publishing)

 

 

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

Start looking for your “Designer Original” Photo!  Check out my “DESIGNER FASHION” Pinterest board here, OR on Facebook, join the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Group.  What will inspire you? Remember Designer Vintage fashion is allowed, as is Designer Casual!  Good luck in your search!  😁

How to participate in the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Sewing Challenge:

  • BLOG PARTICIPATION: Post a photo of your “Designer Original” and your “Designer COPY”, mentioning DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER in your post with a link back to here and follow the blog “Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!”
  • INSTAGRAM PARTICIPATION: Post a photo of your “Designer Original” and your “Designer COPY”,  tagging it #DESIGNINDECEMBER and follow/tag @nicedressthanksimadeit.
  • TWITTER PARTICIPATION: Post a photo of your “Designer Original” and your “Designer COPY”, tagging it #DESIGNINDECEMBER and follow/tag @LindaMNicedress.
  • EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN the “DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER” Pinterest board here.
  • WANT TO JOIN the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER FACEBOOK GROUP?  Get ideas! Post and discuss your progress, let’s see your “Designer Original” ideas and your “Designer COPY” progress. 
  • DON’T FORGET to leave a comment here on my blog and I’ll post your “Designer Original” and your “Designer 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!

How to be eligible for prizes in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER:

If you would like a chance to win FAB prizes (let me say again how grateful I am for the extremely generous sponsors), you’ll need to SHARE your “Designer Original” and your “Designer COPY” with us like this:

  • On blogs:  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 COPY” for you on my blog in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER, with a link back to you.  On your blog, post a photo of your “Designer Original” and your “Designer COPY”, mentioning DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER in your post with a link back to here OR
  • On Instagram:  Follow @nicedressthanksimadeit and post a photo of your “Designer Original” and your “Designer COPY”, mentioning #DESIGNINDECEMBER and tagging @nicedressthanksimadeit OR
  • On Facebook:  Join the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER FACEBOOK GROUP post your “Designer Original” and your “Designer COPY” 
  • Remember:  Tag #DESIGNINDECEMBER and follow the blog “Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!” OR follow me on Instagram @nicedressthanksimadeit.

Only entries using these above methods will be entered into the Sewing Challenge and be voted on and eligible for prizes. Closing date for entries is 31st December 2020 Midnight PST.

Happy Sewing!

Linda of Lányos Handmade / Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!

👜I'm a PDF Sewing Pattern Designer and Maker of stylish, vegan, sustainable, repurposed Handbags and accessories at lanyoshandmade.com ✂️I'm a Sewing Blogger at nicedressthanksimadeit.com Creator of the #designindecember Sewing Challenge


Reader Comments

  1. You’ve chosen two legends for your designer copies, Linda and you pulled them off excellently! Thank you so much for the challenge and Happy New Year to you!.

  2. Lovely as usual. I like the combination of print and plain. I can hardly wait to vote except there were so many great outfits it is going to be tough. Have a Happy New Year.

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