Friday, February 08, 2013

Twenty Thirteen is going to be a sewing year!

Do you know how companies have mission statements?  They come up with two or three catchy sentences that supposedly define the essence of the company. They print it up on everything...the walls at their headquarters...their promotional materials and handouts...everything.  I've come up with my own mission statement for my sewing this year, 


"It's A Sewing Year and It's All About 
the Designer Interpretation!"

There will be a few patterns sewn this year, again because I keep buying them, so I should use some of them. However, I really want to interpret some of the designer pieces I'm seeing.  Speaking to my plus size sistahs, I know that we look at thin models wearing some awesome pieces and walk away or turn the page thinking, not for me/us.  But this year, I'm gonna prove you wrong!  I want to show you that we plus size & bodacious women can have designer inspired pieces too.

So if you've liked what I've sewn so far, fasten your seat belts, it's gonna be a year of fun and funky, cool and capricious, professional yet edgy...and predominantly designer gear.  I also have a real faux leather thing going on...so expect to see more garments with leather accents too!  

My latest fascination is with Roksana Ilincic because of garments like these:




I've taken a few days off next week.  Originally we were headed to Vegas, but someone has to work unexpectedly so instead of giving my days back, I'm just gonna stay home and sew - make lemonade from lemons.  You know I've got a list. Besides my Mood Project, I'll be working on a couple of other pieces (DL jacket and dress anyone?) too.  

I'm gonna sew like no tomorrow because it's a sewing year and it's all about the designer interpretation!  Yeah that's my mission statement and I'm gonna be repeating it alot this year!  

...as always more later!




31 comments:

  1. Go Carolyn, I can't wait. You inspire me so much. Those designer dresses are soooooo cool, looking forward to your plus-size interpretations!

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  2. Brilliant idea! I've been sewing for almost 3 years and I'm getting ready to launch my sewing blog. I think I'm going to do the mission statement thing for this year, too. I can't wait to see what you create this year!

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  3. Wonderful! Looking forward to seeing your designer inspirations & interpretations, you always come up with some wow pieces, so it will indeed be fun!!!

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  4. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with. You go, girl!

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  5. yeah! looking forward to your 2013!-sewingelle

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  6. Very exciting! You're such an inspiration to me. All the best!

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  7. I so can see you outdoing that last dress. I love the long diagonal and the color blocking. I can't wait to see what you do. Rain here for us but snow for you, I think, so this sounds like a perfect sewing weekend as long as we don't lose power. Here's hoping!

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  8. Go for it!!! 2013 will be a fun year...J

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  9. All your garments are beautiful, so I can only imagine what your designer interpretations will look like.

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  10. I love your Mission Statement, cool idea. And I know you will accomplish that mission. I love the dresses you posted, I am not familiar with this designer but I really like the looks.

    Enjoy your sewing time off.

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  11. I am super excited! Can't wait to see what you come up with. I love the inspiration photos you posted here too.

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  12. Sewing with a Purpose! I like it. And as a plus sizes sistah, I'll be watching closely.

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  13. Sounds wonderful! As another plus size (~22). I've wanted to ask how you evaluate the potential for a garment shown in a size 6 to work when sewn for a plus size? I often look at a garment on a thin model and immediately reject it for myself.
    Of course it's probably second nature to you after all these years of fine sewing, but I'd really appreciate it if you could offer some insight.

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  14. I look forward to seeing what you sew. I can't think of any better vacation than a sewing vacation.

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  15. Wow! Carolyn, I like your mission statement. I'd like to borrow the first part to create my own mission ... Do you mind?

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  16. wow, Carolyn GO YOU! I luv it, can't wait to see what you come with as always. I will be staying tuned

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  17. YEAH - this sounds like fun. Thanks for taking us along on the ride. Enjoy your unexpected sewing days.

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  18. Hey, Carolyn. I am a huge fan and always read your blog. You are so clever in adapting fashion photos to use in your projects. I have a question about the interlinings you use and I can't find your DM address. Perhaps you could email me instead. Thanks.

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  19. Can't wait to see what you create!

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  20. Go for it Carolyn, I know where to come when I need a boost

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  21. LOVE your mission statement!!!

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  22. WooHoo, I am fastening my seatbelt ready to take off with you! Plus, I am thinking you will be getting some snow days! So exciting!

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  23. Perfect mission statement and I can't wait to see what you create, it is always so inspiring.

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  24. Oh, I can't wait to see what you create this year!

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  25. That leather, navy and white dress; beautiful. I suggest you start with that one, if only to show us (uh, me) how to work the proportions for women our size. As always you inspire me.

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  26. Yay! So looking forward to seeing you put together designer looks for real people, not twigs! Your interpretations are always fantastic. Sew on!

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  27. Looking forward to seeing what you create this year. Sewing mission statement - good idea. I need to come up with one, print it out and post it in my sewing area.

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  28. Can't wait to see that black and white one. It is stunning and looks like it will be a lot of fun.

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  29. look forward to seeing what you have made

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  30. I may not be one of your "bodacious plus size sistahs" but I am one of you bodacious sewing sistahs and so looking forward to your absolutely great creations!

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  31. Buckled in and ready to go! Can hardly wait!

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