DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

Designin’ December 2019 Prize Sponsors!

The replies are coming in from our generous DESIGNIN' DECEMBER 2019 PRIZE SPONSORS!  These are my favourite posts of the year - the generosity of these PRIZE SPONSORS just brightens up the blogosphere! No more delay - our DESIGNIN' DECEMBER 2019 PRIZE SPONSORS!  Check out their websites, browse around, pick out the prize you want to win!… Continue reading Designin’ December 2019 Prize Sponsors!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Dresses, Fabrics, Lányos Handmade, Sewing

One busy weekend after another!

... seriously 😁 who has time to sew ... but they were wonderful weekends! Last weekend I discovered Dragon Alley in Victoria’s Chinatown. My sister @JCVArtStudio was one of the featured artists in "Art in the Alley" held by the Victoria Arts Council in Dragon Alley. I have lived here for 31 years and never… Continue reading One busy weekend after another!

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

Inspiration … called DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2019!

For those of you not familiar with the DESIGNIN' DECEMBER Challenge, this will be the 4th year now I've been coveting all the fabulous garments in the stores, magazines, online or on the runway. All the while thinking ... "Why buy when you can make it yourself - better and for less money?" Last DESIGNIN'… Continue reading Inspiration … called DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2019!

Denim, Fabrics, I made it!! 2019, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

2019 sewing plans!

Yes, I know, January is almost over, but this year I have actually done some PRE-PLANNING and this year I plan on finishing:MY UFO'S:I know, like everyone, I still have a few UFO's to finish - a top for my sister, a half made dress for myself, a pair of dress pants and another Sewaholic… Continue reading 2019 sewing plans!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

So how was Designin’ December 2018?

I hope you enjoyed yourselves! It sure ended with a BIG BANG at midnight last night! We had quite a slow start with one entry in early December ... then there was a long, long pause ... then BAM 12 more entries and most of them appearing on Instagram! Well done, Ladies! I thank you… Continue reading So how was Designin’ December 2018?

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Tops

My Designin’ December me-made Copy!

My Designin' December me-made Copy is finished!  I decided long ago to copy this Designer Original ... an Oscar de la Renta, Fall 2018.I did notice that it had these strange looking tied-on sleeves and decided those would be a work place hazard for me!  I did like the length of the sleeves and the… Continue reading My Designin’ December me-made Copy!

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Vintage patterns

Designin’ December Questions and my progress with my DD me-made Copy …

I had a couple of Questions about Designin' December.  Do I have to copy a "high-end" Designer?  Nope!  If your taste leans towards something like these Nordstrom jeans - from Veronica Beard RTW at a cost of CAD $418.42 - make them!I say ... "Why buy when you can make it yourself - better and for… Continue reading Designin’ December Questions and my progress with my DD me-made Copy …

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

Our first Designin’ December 2018 Challenger …

is Sue Stoney of "Fadanista"!  Sue has used a new pattern from "Pattern Union" to copy a Designer Original she saw at a Marimekko Exhibition. Here's her Designer Original ... and here's her Designer me-made Copy! I love her hand painting!  If you'd like to know how she did it, pop on over to her… Continue reading Our first Designin’ December 2018 Challenger …

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges

“Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” … for Designin’ December 2018!

I know.  I completely stole the image and the quote.  Thank you White Rabbit for helping me illustrate my panic!  LOL  (illustration by Sir John Tenniel and written by Lewis Carroll) NO, NO it isn't too late!  Chill!  It's not too late to start ... keep working on it ... and finish!  I am myself just finishing off… Continue reading “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late!” … for Designin’ December 2018!