Carole mentioned in her post that she made up some recently purchased fabric and thought technically it was stash, because it had been sitting for a week.
Ladies, I would like to remind you that we do not have those black and white rules that some other Stash Sew-A-Longs do. You decide when fabric becomes stash, not me, or anyone else. We do not say stash has to be a minimum of six months old, or not recyled fabrics, or whatever. Stash is whatever you want it to be.
Anyway, we all know how a stash starts - that bit of fabric newly arrived that was going to be made straight up into something...and then is sat there, stashing itself.
So really, Carole has just taught us how a new fabric is both stash and new, all at once - and how it can be used now or later.
I too have made up some recently purchased fabric - my norm is to let things sit until they are mature and aging stash. But this is a great idea - to use fresh stash up as soon as possible. Something perhaps we should all think about from time to time, while allowing some pieces, like good wine and cheese - to mature.
But some stash pieces, like chocolate, disappear quickly into a new garment.
So, this is my newly minted, for new stash garment (also a recent pattern...) - patterned pants...
For more info about these pants: