DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

The Designin’ December winners!

It was a fabulous turnout for Designin' December 2019! So many people told me they wanted to vote for ALL the Sewists - why did they have to choose just a few! But don't worry, everyone did so well, and you were all within points of each other! This Designin' December we had 21 Sewists… Continue reading The Designin’ December winners!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

How to vote for your Designin’ December favourite!

As we review the entries below, let's keep in mind my favourite thought when browsing through the shops or magazines, online or physical: “Why buy when you can make it yourself – better and for less money?” In no special order, here are the entries: @sewlastminutelisa @groovygreylook @sewbknit @paulalovestosew @thehippestpocket @mandi.sews @raquel_sewing_knitting_in_asia @wis_g @brigitann And… Continue reading How to vote for your Designin’ December favourite!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns

More Designin’ December, including my own!

Isn't it amazing how many entries there have been!!! I'm going to show you a few more! Saba Lodhi from our Designin' December Facebook Group has her Designer Original by Jason Wu. and her Designer Copy! @thesewinggoatherd or her blog The Sewing Goatherd and the Designer Original that inspired her to make her Mother's Mother… Continue reading More Designin’ December, including my own!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

More Designin’ December entries!

Let's just get to it! @seamracer of IG and of the blog, Seam Racer, has a 2nd entry! Her Designer Original from the Versace spring/summer 2018 RTW Collection and her Designer Copy ... Next @theladydeejay with her 1960's Leslie Fay dress, which she purchased for herself, and then studied to make proper fitting pattern pieces,… Continue reading More Designin’ December entries!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

One more Designin’ December entry!

Yes! I have one more! @seamracer of IG and of the blog, Seam Racer, was inspired by a luxurious 1947 Christian Dior coat dress. (Oh, yes, before I forget, she has a ton of details and photographs on her blog!) Yes, vintage designers are allowed. Here is her Designer Original ... ... and here is… Continue reading One more Designin’ December entry!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

It’s a Designin’ December Blizzard!

Let me show you a few Designer Originals and Designer Copies from some talented Sewists ... and I don't think this is the end of it! This awesome Sewing Challenge ends Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 12:00 midnight PST! (Details below) (Click on their names for links to their handiwork!) Here is the entry from… Continue reading It’s a Designin’ December Blizzard!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

And who do we have today on Designin’ December?

Designer Originals & Designer Copies are popping up everywhere!!! Let me show you a few more! First we have Dream.Cut.Sew with her Elie Saab Designer Original ... and her Designer Copy! Second we have @raquel_sewing_knitting_in_asia with her Designer Original ... and her Designer Copy! I'll be back soon with more Designin' December loveliness! Don't forget… Continue reading And who do we have today on Designin’ December?

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

Another #designindecember entry!

They are coming fast and furious now! Tonight I would like to show you a Designer Original Photo ... the 1960s Marimekko shift dress! Sue Stoney of fadanista made her Designer Copy with Butterick 2704 and a beautiful fabric she bought at the Marimekko store in New York! Here is a link to her blog… Continue reading Another #designindecember entry!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

The first #designindecember entry!

... and it's not who you think it is! I bet this #designindecember Challenger has probably forgotten she ever did a #designindecember outfit on her Instagram feed! That's no surprise ... she finished really. really. really. early ... in January, 2019! Who is this early bird? Who made her own Designer Copy of this Derek… Continue reading The first #designindecember entry!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

Designin’ December 2019 – MORE Prize Sponsors!

Guess what I've decided? As you might know from this post here, I have four patterns to choose from to make my Designer Copy of my Designer Original - I am inspired by this Holly Fulton Spring/Summer 2015 Ready to Wear ... ... and I think the best choice out of my four patterns is… Continue reading Designin’ December 2019 – MORE Prize Sponsors!