This year I have to keep a tighter reign on my purchases to continue reducing the size of my stash. (BTW, total stash reduction for 2016 was 90.5 yards.) So far instituting the rule that I must complete garments out of stashed fabric to get "credit" to buy new fabric is working. In January I sewed up 3.75 yards and didn't buy any new fabric. Froggie laughs and asks if I'd like a gold star for lasting a whole 5 weeks without buying fabric. Hey frog, I work in a fabric store so give a girl some credit! I only thought about buying fabric every Friday.
To help with the stashed garment sewing I signed up for the Deep Stash sew along going in the FB Sew along group. The general guidelines for the sew along are:
- All patterns and fabric need to be from stash.
- You need to sew 8 garments for the same person.
- No repeat garments. All 8 garments need to be from a different pattern.
There's a 4 month time frame to complete everything if you want to be eligible for the prize pack. That might be too short for me cause I've got to overly complicate everything. That's OK, having a prompt to get me pairing stashed fabric and patterns together is great. Here are the garments I've got planned so far.
Garment 1 - Hollywood 1214 in light gray wool coating and some stashed lining not pictured.
Garment 2 - McCall's 3242 out of plaid wool which was a Christmas gift from my father.
Garment 3 - McCall's 4265 in some washed silk.
Garment 4 - Smooth Sailing Trousers in tencel denim.
After sewing those 4 up I'll have to figure out another 4 garments. Maybe I'll put my number #1 man on the job. Froggie work your magic!