New Year and all that must have got the better of me as I decided to try and get some order into my sewing room. Hopefully later in the year I will be able to move into a much bigger sewing room when my eldest moves out, but that is dependent on a house sale and purchase so it’s just fingers crossed at the moment!
Last February I counted my stash, my aim over the year was to reduce my stash, I wasn’t promising not to buy any, just to use more than I buy…and I’ve done lots of sewing…but despite lots of new clothes, my dress-making stash has not gone down at all!!! I didn’t think I’d bought that much! To be fair though, at least four skirt lengths are leftovers from a long straight skirt, as there is a metre left, it’s enough for a short skirt…that’s my excuse anyway!!
6 jacket lengths
18 skirt lengths
12 blouse /dress lengths
6 lengths of ‘fancy’ fabric
…and that doesn’t include the 15m of furnishing fabric I’ve got waiting to recover two chairs!!!
I decided to be brutal with myself and measure my stock, with the aim of being able to take control, I’ve logged every length in a book and even taken a photo, so I can easily see how much I’ve got of each fabric. It was rather nice getting them all out, reacquainting myself with some I hadn’t seen for a while! I didn’t dare measure everything last year…I can see why, these 2m here and 1.5m there all add up….to 92.4m…OMG!!!!…and that’s just the dress-making fabrics!!!
This is where you hope your OH doesn’t suddenly decide to read your blog!!!
So, my New Years Resolution has got to be to reduce my stash!!! Again!!! I think I will also be more realistic about lengths I bought years ago that are just not my taste or lifestyle anymore, I might take a few along to the next bloggers meet-up and see if there are any takers, if not then I know a good charity that will use them.