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Designin’ December 2020!

The DESIGNIN' DECEMBER Sewing Challenge is FIVE years old!  I wonder how much that is in cat years? 🙂  This will be the 5th year that I have been sizing up all the fashions in the stores, magazines, online or on the runway. All the while thinking ... "Why buy when you can make it… Continue reading Designin’ December 2020!

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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!

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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!

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How many ways are there to sew a pocket?

I've started the first garment of my #makenine2019! Top left corner ... my jean jacket ... #makenine2019 ... with a cool twist! I want it to look as close as possible to the one my Inspiration is wearing! (the lady on the left) I don't want to use leather though and I can only assume… Continue reading How many ways are there to sew a pocket?

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, Indie sewing patterns, Pants, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, sewing patterns, Tops

Are you ready for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2018?

Have you picked out your Designer Original and the fabric you need to make your Designer me-made COPY?  Or are you just in the planning stages - don't worry ... there's lots of time to sew before DESIGNIN' DECEMBER 2018! Ever since the first DESIGNIN' DECEMBER (2015) I've seen many fabulous garments in stores, magazines, online, on social media, on runways ... so… Continue reading Are you ready for DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER 2018?