Designin’ December 2017 Challenger #6

We have another Designin’ December 2017 Challenger!  Penny of Mumokio has copied a Designer Original, which was available for purchase at a price of £500, to wear to her “… works party tsking at the antics of the younger generation…”  (I love that line of her’s!)

So here is her Designer Original …

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Just wanted to remind everyone that “Refashions” have always been an option in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER and also if you don’t have a blog, Instagram is also a fun way to enter the Challenge – just remember the hashtag #DESIGNINDECEMBER on IG!

And now that I mention it, we have another Challenger, our fifth in the blogger category – The Pretty & the Kitsch!

Here is Emily’s Designer Original … the Marilyn top by Heart of Haute:

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The first Designin’ December 2017 Challenger …

or should I say our last, very last Challenger from Designin’ December 2016?  The beginning of this year, Emma and her Machine confessed that she couldn’t get her Designer me-made Copy finished before the deadline.  So I did the only reasonable thing, I told her she could enter it in Designin’ December 2017!  Our hobbies shouldn’t stress us out!  So do the research, sew the garment, write the proper post on your blog or on IG in 2017 and be included in Designin’ December 2017!

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My sister’s Designin’ December idea!

Yes, my sister, who isn’t fond of sewing (she loves to draw), asked me a few weeks ago  to make her a top.  No rush, no pressure, it would be great though if it was ready by the date of her husband’s Christmas party, this Saturday – which actually wasn’t a problem.

She had already purchased this GAP top, in grey, but she wanted another just like this in her favourite colour.  Easy! I could trace the grey one!

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The news you have been waiting for!

I won’t delay the announcement of my giveaway winner by entertaining you with details of my latest sewing project.  I’ll save that for my next post! 

We are all here to find out who is the winner of the Clover 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge from Nancy Zieman.

But first let me thank you again for another lovely year of sewing and blogging!  And thank you for all your comments last week!  I have met so many friendly, talented sewists and bloggers over the past years – It’s  just been FAB!

I’m getting distracted though!  On to the giveaway …  I asked Simon if he would assist in choosing the winner …


No help there!

So I resorted to putting all names in a hat and closing my eyes and pulling out …

LET’s have some drumroll!

The winner … 😊 … “thedementedfairy”.

Congratulations, “thedementedfairy”!  This is the lady who said “I never. ever. won anything in a draw …”  You’re done now – you used up your one win of your life on my giveaway! 🙂 No future lottery wins for you!  Or is this the beginning of a new winning streak – quick run, go buy a lottery ticket!!!!!

Please send me an email ( imadeit362436 at gmail dot com ) with your mailing address and I shall mail the “Clover 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge from Nancy Zieman” to you. (Then we put our faith and prayers in the postal service!)

Thank you all for entering and thank you all for reading and commenting on my blog and giving me so much sewing education and inspiration!

Now it’s time for me to start sewing my Designin’ December me-made Copy! How’s your’s coming along? (If you are wondering what the heck I am talking about, read about the Challenge here!)

Happy Sewing!

How rude …

I almost let the day pass without saying “Thank you!”  I love being connected to the sewing and crafting community through social media!  Today, I have been blogging for four years, organizing Designin’ December for three years and enjoying a RTW fast for almost two years.  From my first post through to Designin’ December, it’s been great fun! 


I have a bit of a THANK YOU GIVEAWAY.  If you would like to have your name  included, just leave a comment below letting me know all the ways that you follow “Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!”  Wordpress? Bloglovin? Instagram? Pinterest? Twitter? FaceBook? email? … Have I missed something?  Let me know in your comments below!

I will collect the names and pull one from a basket and announce the winner next Monday night, November 20th, oh let’s say … after 8:00 pm (Pacific Time).  Don’t be shy!  Overseas followers are also welcome – just as long as you can be patient with the postal service!

So, you ask, what’s the THANK YOU GIVEAWAY?  I love sewing do-dads, so I thought I would giveaway a Clover 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge from Nancy Zieman!  (Rest in Peace Ms. Zieman, a talented crafter and teacher.)

So let me know in the comments below – How do you follow “Nice dress!  Thanks, I made it!!” and I’ll go get some bits of paper, a pen and a basket to put the names in!

Happy Sewing!