Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sew Grateful: Ulyana Sergeenko Challenge

Yesterday was Sharing Resources Day for Sew Grateful and I didn't post anything because I don't have tutorials of my own or new inspiration to share with you. (I will mention that I pin a lot of tutorials and tips here on this pinterest page so you can check that out if you're curious.)

Today is Sewing Project Day, meant for us to show off our projects using patterns that we won in a contest, using an online tutorial, or a project inspired by someone else.

I think everyone has been inspired by the amazing ladies competing in Project Sewn this year. If you're a regular reader of my blog, you know I swooned quite a bit when Kathleen from Gosgrain chose Ulyana Sergeenko as her inspiration. Well, first I had to google her, then the swooning happened.

Anyway, I posted a few of my favorite outfits worn and/or designed by Ulyana Sergeenko and it seemed many of you agreed she's amazing.

Okay, I know the point of this post was to showcase a finished project that was inspired by the sewing community, but as I'm just now coming out of my winter funk, I going start a project from this and I hope you'll join me!

So, ahem, I'm officially announcing the Ulyana Sergeenko Challenge!

She has quite a few different looks. I put together a pinterest board to help you find the perfect look. (You know, assuming you're into bold, dramatic, classic styles.)

These looks are outside of my comfort zone and some may not be incredibly practical, but I'm going to push through my doubts and make these because they are incredible.





So what do you think? Are you in??

I think April 20th would be a great end date as that's nearly 7 weeks away and may be enough time to shop, find patterns, and make up several outfits. Leave a comment below if you want to participate. Leave a comment, tweet at me, or send me an email at kmjones3@gmail.com with your finished outfit and I'll do a round up post in April of everyone's amazing creations.

15 comments:

  1. I do love the idea of this... her clothes are so elegant....SO TEMPTING to join... I'll try.

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  2. This would be an amazing challenge! I am in awe of her style, especially considering that I have Russian heritage. But I am not so sure that it would work for plus-ish sizes. All her models are extremely thin. I guess I could try, I love everything about her collections!

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    1. Ooh, I would love to see her style on you! I agree that all of her models are thin, but I think that's more of a symptom of the problems in the fashion industry - I don't think most people identify with the waifish models they use. I think you should definitely attempt a few things because I don't think this style should be restricted from anyone!

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  3. Ohmygod I am SUCH a fanboy of her style. She always looks so fantastic. Great idea!

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    1. Yayayay! I can't wait to see wait you make!

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  4. omg I'm so so in! Amazing idea!

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  5. Wow, very ambitious! I love this designer, who I learned about from you! But, don't think I will join the sewalong as it may be too much pressure right now. But, can't wait to see what everybody sews!!

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    1. I know there's a lot going on in the sewing world (and probably real life as well), but hopefully you'll love everyone's creations!!

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  6. Oooh, this I like! Ambitious and super elegant project. I would like to take part in this(at least try to fit it into my schedule). Maybe put a little twist to it to make it more street friendly and wearable in everyday situations :)

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    1. Yesss I would love to see your take on it!

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