“Why buy when you can make it yourself – better and for less money?”
For an incredibly long time I have been disappointed with the choices, quality and sizing of ready-to-wear. For years now my idea of shopping, online or in the stores, is to browse or fondle and get ideas for what I can make for myself.
RTW just doesn’t stand up to Handmade anymore. The landfills are full of unwanted clothes. Now I am hearing of textiles that are treated with chemicals (why?) before they are made into RTW fashions. (What is happening here?)
So now we have the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Challenge – find something you like, a Designer Original, and COPY it. Let’s see your Designer me-made Copy!
Here are our DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER Challengers, in no particular order:
The Petite Cat
The Sewing Goatherd
Vintage Sewing Machines
Elle Gee Makes
Valentine & Stitch
Life in a “Mads” House
Sewing à la carte
The Pretty & The Kitsch
Dream Cut Sew
Emma and her Machine
Creations by Paula
Who do you think was most successful in making a Designer me-made COPY of their DESIGNER ORIGINAL? Let’s pick the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2017 WINNERS.
The top five Challengers in this poll will win one of the 10 randomly selected prizes – the other five random prizes will be given to the top five Challengers in the #designindecember Instagram vote. You might see some entries in both places, on the blog and on Instagram, but it will still be one prize per sewist.
Poll results will be hidden. The winner will be announced in 1 week, after the poll closes Monday, January 8, 2017.
I want to say “Thank you” to our generous DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER SPONSORS!
Now for the voting:
NOTE: With the Instagram vote, I am going to re-post each of the 35 Designer me-made Copies again separately and in no particular order – so please wait until you see them all before you vote.
HOLD ON! You couldn’t get your sewing and posting done before the DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2017 deadline? Let me know and I’ll include you in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2018! (Yes, I will be back again next year! Will you?)
REMEMBER: Just by participating in DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER you are already a WINNER because you have a Designer me-made Copy – better and for less!