I'm not one with a large stash, but certainly have accumulated more fabric last year than I've sewn. This year I've sewn only 13 items till now, and certainly have been buying more fabric. I'm not counting meters and don't plan to, but I would like to diminish my unused fabrics. I don't like to have a large stash, it doesn't feel good for me. Very personal this, I know that some of you have large fabric collections and love it. It doesn't work for me that way. Certainly fabrics with a print are likely to go out of fashion relatively quick. I do even have a very beautiful fabric with a plaid, that I now think is not "current" any more, while two years ago when I bought the fabric, it certainly was.
Time to make a plan for reduction and try not to buy too much fabric. Below the fabrics I plan to use and some of the patterns I've chosen. Of course subject to change and I'm not putting a timeframe on this. Let's see what I get done till end of June. It's 8 garments: 2 bottoms, 3 knit tops, 2 blouses and 1 vest.
It's not a wardrobe, not everything can be combined, but most of it can, and all things can be combined with other garments in my closet. For fun I'm going to add a list to my sidebar to keep track of progress (or not).
|6 of the fabrics, I tend to buy black, navy, white and off-white as basics. |
My first set will be based on black.
|The pants that I made the muslin for. Tonight I'm writing this post instead of sewing, because I can't decide whether I want to make the piping on it. Perhaps that is just too much with the stripe. |
I'll omit the belt loops, that's too much in any case with this fabric, and a belt is not intended with this pattern.
|Would a basic blouse pattern be good for such a sheer fabric? Any suggestions for a style for this one? |
The Jalie pattern will be used to copy a wrap top I bought recently in turquoise, which proves to be a good buy, great summer look with white pants and camisole. I'd like a black one to combine with other clothes too.
|The famous top from the February BWOF, which has such difficult instructions. I haven't read them, but traced the pattern. The instructions KayY gave in her review of this top seem to be very helpful. |
And to get some color: a coupon I bought last year, only 1 meter so this will be a sleeveless blouse. Pattern to be decided.
|To the left and right fabrics already shown above, the center a white embroidered cotton that doesn't need a complex pattern.|