Hello, my name is Beverly, and I love to sew. And apparently, I also love buying fabric! I have a lot of fabric - maybe even too much. So, this Stash Sew-along is just what I need.
I sew a lot of different types of things - clothing, mostly for myself (for 4 seasons), quilts, handbags, home decor, things for children, crafts - so I have a wide variety of fabric. I have a daughter-in-law and granddaughter that like to sew, so I'm hoping they'll help me use up the stash.
My fabric is fairly well organized and I can find what I want without too much effort. I have it mostly sorted by type of fabric: quilting cottons; pants fabric - twill, corduroy & denim; knits, for tops & dresses & heavier for pants & jackets & some for pj's; home decor, crafts and bags; lingerie & swimsuits; flannel and fleece; linen & rayon; poly silkies & blouse fabrics; suitings; and other misc. Some fabrics are rolled and stored on shelves; some in plastic tubs and copy paper boxes; and some in plastic crates sitting out on the table. And a few more stacked here & there. Anything stored in tubs or boxes is labeled.
Knits, rolled & stored on shelves.
After going through my closet and thinking about what I like to wear, I see gaps in my wardrobe. I really need to sew more basics and use more solid colors. I gravitate toward buying & sewing pretty prints & then have nothing that coordinates. I also tend to sew whatever strikes me at the moment without much planning. My plan is to sew some long skirts (solid colors, knits) and dressy tees & tops (also solid color knit). And of course I have the fabric in my stash.
Thanks, Sarah Liz, for organizing this. I look forward to "meeting" everyone and I'm sure we'll have fun sewing together and talking about fabric.
my blog: bjsewmuchmore.blogspot.com