I, Kat of All the whimsical things, commit to using as many pieces as possible of stash fabric in 2013. I commit to not buying any new fabric or patterns (with exceptions) until mid to late in 2013.
How much fabric do you have Kat?
Well how much time do you have for me to tell you? I have quite a bit of fabric, about 7 containers worth, I love my hobby but I'm a slow sewer and my eyes and wallet are too big for my own good. I'm not the type of person to get embarrassed, yet organising my sewing room in the last few weeks has made me realise just how much fabric I have, to top it all of there is very little I can bear to part with fabric wise. I did a major cull during my time off which the sewing social ladies and the op shop benefited from.
How long have you been
For about 3 years, I can't resist pretty floral prints and I have a tendency to buy fabric with no project in mind, this is a problem as when I want to make something up, I either have too much fabric or not enough, its a vicious circle!
What would you like to make?
A casual wardrobe that will reflect my new mummy lifestyle, I allow myself one super fancy dress for a swanky wedding in October, but other than that, no fancy fancy dresses for me. I have a tendency to invest hours into one dress that I will wear for a total of 8 hours, and then never again. I would rather invest hours into a garment that is going to be worn on heavy rotation.
My exceptions are:
Any fabric or patterns for Ginger and Button* do not count.
Fabric, patterns bought with gift vouchers do not count.
Any fabric bought on the Social sewing trip does not count. I'm hosting the event - I can't not buy anything it would be rude!
I'm allowed one Skaukat order, I have had a wish list compiled, and I plan to treat myself around my birthday.
For every pattern or fabric I do buy or receive one pattern or fabric has to leave the stash.
You may think my exceptions are generous, but I know that fasting or restrictive diets do not work over long periods of time, so this is my compromise.
*Button is my niece to be, I'm not sure if I've mentioned it but my twin sister is expecting her baby girl 20 days after Gin's due date.
Thanks for reading.