Designin’ December 2021 – Time to Vote!

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

Sewists live Designin’ December every day. They see something, somewhere, and think … should I buy that? Can I make that? How did they make it? How can I make it? Let’s check out these sewists that met the challenge!

Although it is going to be very difficult to pick just SIX, now is the time to do just that!

AND REMEMBER… Just by participating in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER you are already a WINNER … you have a Designer Copy – better and for less! Good Luck to everyone!!!

These entries are in no particular order and I apologize for my technical skills. In some cases more than one photo was provided and I had to crop the before and afters together. Look through the photos. Check out their Instagrams, or in some cases Blogs too, for more lovely photos and details of their makes. Then CLICK the link to VOTE and mark your favourite SIX and submit your choices.

Don’t forget to go over to Instagram later too @nicedressthanksimadeit hashtag #2021VoteForDesigninDecember and vote again!

Results will not be shown. Voting will close in one week, or when we reach 1000 votes 🙂 Winners will be announced in the next Designin’ December Blog post and on my Instagram after the voting is closed.

@conlon.jan – Johanna Ortiz

@2ducks_swimming – Dolce & Gabbana

@lavenderbludesigns – Valentino

@sewmuchtodesign and her blog here – Balenciaga

@memas_work and her blog here – Balenciaga

@morrissews – McQueen, Westwood & Johnson

@tremayne_sewstyle – Carolina Herrera

@carmen.cose – Michael Kors

@suestoney and her blog here – Oscar de la Renta

@seamracer and her blog here – Charles James

@crazydenimlady – Balmain

@yanoversyardage – Mrs. Claus

@alifeofitsewn – Bronx & Banco

@laineemakes and her blog here – Burberry Prorsum

@thesewinggoatherd and her blog here – Luisa Beccaria

@vintage_april_designs – Vivienne Westwood

@dezignsby – Dior

@sewmelwyk – Dior

@raquel_sewing_knitting_in_asia – Zimmerman

Kathy Reeves and her blog here – J Crew

@rxforstyle – Kay Unger

@crimson_assurance – Norman Norell 1932

Sewists! If you see any errors or omissions, or it you have a blog I haven’t mentioned or something else to add, please leave a comment!

PICK SIX, in no particular order: CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Be sure to “like” and “follow” our generous prize sponsors where ever you might find them!

Atelier Fiber Arts – one treasure trove of Presencia Cotton Thread! A mix of 100m and 500m spools, some 40wt for denim and some 50wt, all packed in a 10″ x 6″ x 3″ box from their website here

Sew Chic Pattern Company – $20.95 USD coupon code towards a PDF sewing pattern from their website here

Sewing Patterns by Masin – one of two PDF sewing patterns for the Sicily Slip Dress, so two winners – website here

Helen’s Closet – one PDF sewing pattern from their website here

Folkwear Sewing Patterns – one PDF sewing pattern from their website here

Joanna Vander Vlugt – one paperback copy of the book “Dealer’s Child” – website here

“Engrossing, action-packed,” Dealer’s Child placed in Amazon’s top 100 and is the second installment in the Jade & Sage thriller series.  From the courthouse steps to a possessed typewriter, 1968 clashes with the present as Jade uncovers a deadly secret while trying to stay one step ahead of a murderer hellbent on revenge.

Green Style Creations – $25.00 USD coupon code towards a PDF sewing pattern from their website here

Emmaline Bags – $15.00 CAN coupon code for use on their website here

From Susan Jane Wright – one paperback copy of the book “Box of Secrets” – website here.

In this gripping bestseller lawyer Evie Valentine takes time off from her busy law practice to help a charismatic mayor get re-elected. That’s when the bodies start piling up and she discovers the rich and the powerful aren’t bound by the same rules as everyone else.

Patch and Mix Crafts – one “fabric club” box (5 half metres of African Wax fabric, which will total 2.5 m) – website here

Vintage Pattern Lending Library – $25.00 USD coupon code for use on their website here

Waffle Patterns – 20 EUR coupon code for use on their website here

Itch to Stitch – one PDF sewing pattern from their website here

IVIYE – two PDF sewing patterns from their website here

Lányos Handmade – one PDF sewing pattern from the website here

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

Won’t you join the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Sewing Challenge in 2022? Start looking for your “Designer Original Inspiration Photo”!

Check out last year’s participants and prizes right here!

Take a look at my “DESIGNER FASHION” Pinterest board here, OR on Facebook, join the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Facebook Group.  Get ideas! Post and discuss your progress! Let’s see your “Designer Original Inspiration Photo” and your “Designer Copy” progress!

What will inspire you? Remember Designer Vintage fashion is allowed, as is Designer Casual, AND Designer Handbags!  Good luck in your search!  

How to participate in the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Sewing Challenge and be eligible for prizes:

  • BLOG PARTICIPATION: Follow this blog and leave a comment that you’re joining in. Post a photo of your “Designer Original Inspiration Photo” with the Designer’s name and your finished “Designer Copy”, mentioning the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Sewing Challenge in your post with a link back here.
  • INSTAGRAM PARTICIPATION: Post a photo of your “Designer Original Inspiration Photo” with the Designer’s name and your finished “Designer Copy”,  tagging it #DESIGNINDECEMBER and follow/tag me on Instagram @nicedressthanksimadeit
  • Remember: Tag #DESIGNINDECEMBER and follow the blog “Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!!” OR on Instagram @nicedressthanksimadeit Whether you have made it already, are in the process of making it, or plan on making it … LET ME KNOW! 🙂
  • For the final voting after DECEMBER 31st, voting will take place on my blog and on my Instagram, I will repost your “Designer Original Inspiration Photo” with the Designer’s name and your finished “Designer Copy”, with a link back to you. Votes will be counted from both my blog and my Instagram.

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 2022 Midnight PST.

We are always so grateful for the extremely generous Prize Sponsors. Thank you!

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2 thoughts on “Designin’ December 2021 – Time to Vote!

  1. Very hard to choose. All are excellent entries.

    1. Definitely, the sewing community is full of talented people!

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