It's really lovely to have so many enthusiastic stashists joining the 2013 Style the Stash Sew A Long. I've uploaded a video (my first ever! - I was sitting looking at the webcam which I have never used and thought why not? I apologise for the sound quality - I can't get it clearer or louder).
Some of you are still in the processing of joining this lovely community. If you are having difficulty joining please let me know. The process should be straightforward, but problems can happen. At the bottom of this post I will put a couple of links which explain what happens and what we need to do.
Some of you want don't have blogs and want to post by email - just send me your posts and pictures, and I'll do the rest (email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your posts about your stashes have been fantastic - for those of you still joining, you can post about your stash anytime you like.
Some of you are posting your plans for the month - thanks for kicking this off Scheryka and Beverly - and Hana has also posted her list of sewing goals. Mary is busy making a beach capsule. I'll post mine in a day or two.
As you all know this is a low pressure sew as you like, sew as you go sort of sew-a-long.
We've got 7 months to make 7 garments (that's the goal). But if you don't finish a garment one month, just finish it the next.
Okay, our "rules" again:
- Each month make up one project from your stash
- Make what you like - you will find suggestions under the tab at the top of this blog
- You can make more than one project in a month
- For sew slows, don't worry about the end of month deadline - just keep on sewing the next month
- Just start sewing something from your stash...
Kay commented about making pants - quite a few of us are in the quest for perfect pants, and using your stash is a great opportunity to trial new pants. You may find something in your stash that is perfect for a wearable muslin, or that you really don't like anymore.
Quite a few of us want to participate in Me-Made-May 14. Given that this runs over a month, plenty of garments are going to be needed. Think about co-ordinating wardrobe capsules - and make sure you make plenty of tops so you can ring the changes easily. Think about your lifestyle and the weather in May - quite changeable in climates with seasons. So think some layering garments as well. I'll add these to the garment suggestion list.
That's enough from me for now, over to you...
PS: The links I mentioned for joining a community blog/problems with joining: