Saturday, May 14, 2011

FEATURED ETSY SHOP - ROSE GLEN - Clothing for Curvy Women

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Let's welcome, Rose and her delightful clothes, which she sells through her Etsy shop, ROSE GLEN - Clothes for Curvy Women.  You can find out a bit more about Rose and how she got started in designing clothes by reading her interview below. Then, be sure to pay a visit to her Etsy shop and other links listed below.

What led you to start creating your art/craft?

My aunties were the local dressmakers, and as a child I became intrigued and wanted to do what they were doing. So I copied in a crudish child like way, I used leftover scrapes and started making clothes for my dolls. The birth of my daughter gave me the incentive to continue sewing spurred on by little money and a desire to dress my daughter in pretty clothes. Coincidently she introduced me to Etsy, as she also has a shop on Etsy called “csevenm”

How did you decide what medium you wanted to work with?

I used to create plus size clothing for a friend's shop, sadly this has now closed. When I was introduced to Etsy, by my daughter, this gave me an opportunity to continue creating. I also love fabrics, what creative person does not and Etsy enables me to indulge in this passion.

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What aspect of creating your art/craft do you find the most enjoyable?

The start and the finishes. Buying the fabric, the joy of walking into a full fabric shop, touching feeling and selection a piece of fabric, and seeing the end result of what I have chosen to create from the fabric.

If you had to choose a fruit OR a vegetable, to describe your art/craft, what would you choose, and why?

Interesting question, hmm, I would say peppers, because they come in all colours, shapes and sizes. They can be sweet or spicy and they are a perfect way to spice up a meal. I feel as an analogy this can be applied to my craft, the fabrics, thread, and sewing equipment comes in all shapes colours and sizes, and dependent of what is used and how it is used, I can spice up and create something colourful and different each time. 

If you had to choose one other medium in which to display your “creativity”, what would that be, and why?

I would like to display my work in a small boutique, as it would be available to a wider market. I have managed to find one who was willing to take my daughter’s designs and hopefully I will find one for my designs.

What message, if any, do you want to convey with your art/craft?

I make clothes for women who celebrate their femininity regardless of size, clothes that can be worn across all seasons fashion trends.

What advice do you have for other artists/crafters?

Etsy and the online market is like the ocean, you can easily get swallowed up and drown, but as long as you are doing what you are doing through love and appreciation you will not drown. You will bob around and this way you will get to see what everyone is doing and eventually you will find an ocean to bob up and down in.
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Thank you, Rose, for taking the time to share your thoughts and your creations with all of us!

Be sure to visit Rose's links below to learn more about her and to see more of her designs.


Debsparkles said...

Very pretty clothes, just my style, I'm just a little "curvier" than the pictures. Nice shop

cheeky curves said...

Thank you D for this spread, it reads even better than I remembered it.

Macrobid said...

Very good designs.I like these very much.