Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Outside my comfort zone

Lately, I've been attempting to use some "new" or newly purchased patterns to vary up my look.  I'm trying to work outside my comfort zone...to try something different from my norm...to expand my horizons and learn some new skills.  So in the upcoming months there will be some things made up and shared here that may not be what you've come to expect from me. 

I'm feeling a little restless and a need to shake things up.  Yes, there will still be dresses made from my TNT (tried and true) pattern but besides some fabric manipulation, I feel a need to try a variety of silhouettes.  So bear with me as I make this journey because I'm sure there are going to be some awesome and amazing winners and then at other times there will be some dogs...so be gentle with your criticisms! *LOL*

Just warning you up front because I'm working outside my comfort zone!

32 comments:

  1. I'm sure you are going to come up with some lovely creations, even if some others don't work out along the way. Who knows, you may even end up with a few more TnT's!

    ReplyDelete
  2. You are so silly. I'm pretty sure you have never made a dog in your life! I can't wait to see what pushes you outside your comfort zone.

    And you know - if you don't like yesterday's dress, just send it to me, I'll be more than happy to put it into rotation. g

    ReplyDelete
  3. Good luck, Carolyn, enjoy the process!
    I'll be watching your blog (as usual) with a big interest and anticipation

    ReplyDelete
  4. I a looking forward to see what you come up with. But I do understand how hard it is to work outside your comfort zone. Taking on a new challenge can be scary. I know this because I have these pre-conceived notions that if I want to start sewing I would mess up all the fabric and waste time and money so that is the excuse I use to keep my sewing machine in the closet and label myself as a person that wants to learn to sew. So go ahead and amaze us.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I think it's good to try new shapes once in a while, I've done the same in the last couple of years, some winners some failures, but you never know if you don't try!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Good Luck! Although i'm sure you're not going to need it. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

    ReplyDelete
  7. That sounds like an interesting process to follow. I can't wait to see what you'll come up with. And I have no doubt that it all will look wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Darn it! Just when I was starting to develop my own TNT's, you're changing the game on me. ;) I know you're going to create some beautiful things. Can't wait!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm kind of chuckling because I seem to work the opposite way-- I hardly ever make the same pattern twice! But looking forward to seeing what you come up with-- I'm sure they'll be great!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great idea and great attitude! This way you know you are on the right track if a wadder comes along. :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Go for it! I understand what you mean, though, about falling back onto the TNT patterns . . . it's like comfort food, always satisfying. Heck, with your smile and personality, I think anything you make would look terrific on you!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Working outside your comfort zone is a good thing. You've got a lot of clothing so it's not like if you don't complete the number of garments you'd planned will mean you don't have anything to wear! Art school taught me that process is just as important as the product. I can see it getting those creative juices flowing and who knows, you might find some new silhouettes you like even better than your tnt patterns. Have fun.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Have fun! Can't wait to see your results.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Good luck and remember to have fun!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Have you thought of using a pattern making software program? I've just dipped my toe into it but I think you'd have a lot of fun with one.

    ReplyDelete
  16. You have a great eye, Carolyn. I'm sure we'll be seeing some exciting new additions to your wardrobe.

    ReplyDelete
  17. You know I'll be following along on your journey to see what you are up to. I can't wait to see all the fabulous things you're going to make.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I think this is great news. Not that there will not be any frustration along the way but I'll be cheering you on.

    As much as I like the concept of the TNT (and you have proven it has distinct advantages over and over again) I did wonder if you didn't feel a little bored, or, at the very least, unchallenged.

    I guess we're about to find out...Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I know you will enjoy the journey no matter the outcome!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I'm sure whatever you come up with will be great! I can't wait to see and I'm sure you will enjoy the process. I'll bet you'll also discover some new TNT's alsong the way. Happy Sewing!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I hope you have better success than I have been lately. lol. I think it's really important to try to switch things up here and there.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Some of my favorite garments (both sewn and purchased) are ones that were outside or just on the outside border of my comfort zone. I can't wait to see what you create!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I am sure that the new things you create will look great as you already have good taste and I can't wait to see.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I look forward to following your journey!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Ooh, how exciting! You've definitely piqued my curiosity.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Good for you! Can't wait to see what you are up to.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I started sewing outside my comfort zone for SWAP and I think it has really freed my mind. Now I find interest in patterns that I had previously dismissed for one reason or another. I'm making things that I never would have made a year ago. You have a creative mind, so I am sure you will come up with some incredible garments once you start.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Working and thinking outside of the comfort zone is how we grow. I applaud you. With your skills you can go in any direction - gourmet sewing for the little prince, some tailored winter coats, and so much more. I wish you the best on your journey and will be here to egg you on. I knew this coming. You just love to sew too much for it not to.

    ReplyDelete
  29. New adventures makes life interesting and rewarding. Have fun

    ReplyDelete
  30. Go ahead Lady and do your thing. Can't wait to see what "new" things you make:)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh, that sounds like fun!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! It is so appreciated.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails