|How I'd like my stash to look...|
I have a large stash that I have collected over years. Hanging, in cupboards and in bins. I also collect patterns with all those beautiful garments that are going to look gorgeous, when I finally get around to making them. I started with a cupboard (above) but it soon grew and grew with sewing time getting less and less.
I also collect and hoard patterns - once again, for all those plans that just don't quite happen. I suspect I have delusional ideas about what I can actually make in the time available :) Other amazing bloggers seem to manage amazing amounts of sewing plus seem to have amazing lives doing absolutely everything, but I have to admit I am normal. Which means I don't get to make up what my big ego thinks it can get me to do.
|The latest hoard - outgrown the filing drawer.|
Like Marjorie, every year I make plans to make just a few core garments, then the season has been and gone, and I wonder what happened to the plans - usually though, it's something to do with having other things in life I have deemed more important.
So, I collected and collected - this has gone on for years - luckily, other areas of my life have been well managed - but I suspect at cost to personal sewing dreams.
|Fabric stash on top of bins of stash|
|Stash under side table in bins but it grew and grew...|
|Hanging stash in wardrobe|
So now I am ready to sew except that over the years:
You forget how to sew. Then you have to learn again. Then you find nothing fits you. Then you have to learn to fit without anyone to help you - have you noticed how all the books say to get a sewing buddy in for a whole afternoon just to fit on garment - most of us have to fit ourselves. So it gets quite tricky! And that's just one garment.
So somehow I want to learn to fit myself efficiently and to make sewing time more of a priority.
I want to make classic wardrobe basics that mix and match with everything - so I need to make capsules, or at the very least make sure anything I make goes with something.
I also want to make things that are more stylish - most of my life I've just worn what is appropriate to the job, so now I want to make things that are appropriate to me.
I know I am in very good company here, so let's all help each other get those garments made...
Looking forward to finding out about your stashes and sewing goals.
And then we are going to start making them happen...
Sarah Liz :)