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2014 Stashbusting Sewalong and January Curating Challenge

I have had a few thoughts and questions for you all over the past couple of days:

1) Does someone else buying you fabric for stuff for themselves make you instantly fail at the “no new fabrics” side of things?? What if they just buy you fabric for your stash? — My aunt has bought 5 pieces of fabric for me to make up into 2 pairs of genie pants and 3 drapey cover ups, does this fail me?

2) Can I ammend my exceptions rule? I would love to participate in more sewing competitions if I can this year — 2013 I entered the Gridlock Sewing Competition: That’s me! Pre fitness and my first self-drafted pattern 😀

and the 2013 Tessuti Awards:

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So this year I’d love to enter more… but we’ll see what life brings in the meantime, eh?

Now, for January’s Curating Challenge from EmSewCrazy:

Why do you sew? I personally sew for fun, for the soul calming qualities and for general peace of mind. I much prefer to sew in an empty very quiet house, because it’s simply me time. I have made 1 quilt (photos to come), and generally make garments, with the idea of fitting better than RTW and perfectly fitted (or close to) my style, my wacko personality!

What’s on your list? I don’t really like to make lists, but I suppose from the above, I have 2 pairs of genie pants and 3 drapey cover ups up first! Can’t disappoint the Aunty B. I like being able to sew by my heart- whatever I feel like making, that’s the deal for the day. However, I do want to make myself a pair of stretch skinny jeans from a silver foil coated denim from the stash and a cropped moto jacket from a pearl stretch faux leather from the stash. They happen to be my current “wants”…

Why are you stash busting? Pretty much because I have too much, not as much as some out there, only one small suitcase odd full, but sometimes it gets overwhelming. I want to be able to purchase quality fabrics, but not just because they’re on sale or I might make something of it… I feel like my shit is overtaking the place, and want to clear up space… I want to force myself to sew, without forcing, y’know? Like, I love it, and benefit mentally from it, but don’t always do it – if I’m aiming to stashbust, then perhaps my mind will heal quicker, etc… Just the usual reasons I suppose?

Okayy, so I suppose that’s all for now, so keep on keepin’ on, lovelies

~L out.