Hello all, today's post is about the Stashbusting Sewalong FB group. I've been an active member for a number of years and it's been a wonderful group that has helped me make put a dent in the size of my fabric stash. Mr. B no long worries about being smothered in his sleep by toppling piles of fabric. He still can't fit all his clothing in the closet but I'm working on it. That goal might also be reached if Mr. B throws away some of his 10 year old T-shirts/pants with visible holes....but we're getting off topic.
This month I'm hosting the stashbusting group sewing theme which is Vintage Sewing! Seems we have a number of vintage sewers in the group because this was one of the most requested themes. So without further ado let me lay out the general guidelines for sewing on theme.
- You can sew true vintage patterns.
Break open your pattern stashes and pull out all those vintage pattern you've been hoarding. Or go out and buy a new vintage pattern you've had your eye on. The definition for vintage patterns is 20 years or older, which means any patterns from the mid 90's and older are eligible. (Feel free to harumph and say, "What I wore in high school isn't vintage!" That sentence has been heard in my sewing room more than once.)
- You can sew vintage reprints or vintage inspired patterns.
Not in the mood to grade up a vintage pattern to fit yourself? Really like that new pattern from Gertie's line? No problem. Feel free to sew up patterns that have a vintage look even if they were published recently.
-You can sew something you drafted yourself.
Have something on your sewing list you've been meaning to draft that has a vintage vibe. Feel free to use this month's theme to finally get that project done.
-You don't have to sew clothing, vintage accessories or home decor counts.
As you can see there are many way to sew along with the theme. I hope everyone has fun and I can't wait to see your makes.