Hi everyone! My name is Far and I am a stashaholic wannabe! After looking at some of your lovely fabric stashes, I can say to my husband, with confidence, that I don't have near enough fabric in mine!!! Not by a long shot! Hehehe...
We have a toddler we call the Bean (since in the tummy) who's turning 3 in a few months, and the three of us currently live in Seattle, Washington State.
I kinda refer to myself as a sewing enthusiast, coz I am "new" and self taught and just have been winging it since I became a full time SAHM not quite two years ago. I love to refashion my old clothes, and sometimes also clothes I bought at the thrift store to refashion. I sew from patterns, but I guess I like to modify them a lot (pattern design/shape) and mix and match features. I sometimes sew for the Bean, but have never sewn for the hubby yet, other than minor alterations. (Planned to for his birthday present this year... A linen shirt probably...)
One thing I realized after seeing all of your posts here so far is that I don't know how much I have of each pieces of fabric (which is a huge problem when wanting to sew something and then don't have enough length of the fabric, or the leftover won't be enough for anything else), and also since our apartment is tiny, I do not have the space to see all of my fabric. I can't help the space, but I can definitely start addressing the first problem.
Started to sort out and measure the first two 16 qt (not big) containers of my most treasured fabrics:
I do have a lot of prints in this 2 tubs, don't I?
My aim is to take picture of each piece, and type the description and measurement, and have a system like Sarah Liz's, and/or have it stored on my blog which I use more like an online diary of what I made than anything :)
I still have 5 tubs of treasured fabric to go:
And 2 linen closets that contained quilting cottons, and pieced quilt tops not yet quilted (left pic), a mixture of lining fabrics, big enough leftovers/scraps, yet to be sorted recently thrifted fabrics (middle pic):
Oh, and I am also a pattern hoarder (right pic). I stopped counting at a hundred long ago. They are no longer sorted. I pulled out a bunch (on the table in picture above) of probable jacket/coat/pants/skirt/top that I might work on for this stash sew-a-long. But knowing me, I might even go back to the drawers again - put back some, pull out others before ever starting on one ;)
I think I'm kinda torn between trying and wanting to organize and document, and to just sit down and start a project... Headache!!!
:) Sarah Liz, like the rest of the ladies, I would like to thank you for hosting this sew-a-long, and getting us and the blog together.
I'm imagining myself chatting with you all about sewing and fabric over hot choc (or whatever your beverage of choice are) while we sew our stash down to make space for more new ones in the future!
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