Monday, May 2, 2011

Fabric Fast....Maybe for a month

I really admire all these people who can fabric fast for months or a year at a time. I'm not that strong! I did manage to walk away from the computer on Saturday after the FabricMart sale email with a free bundle if you spent $75. I kept thinking, "They're just toying with you." I really don't NEED any fabric. They do have their leather skins 50% off though and even though I just bought a couple of black goat skins, I was really tempted with the new cow skins they have. I was good though.

So I thought about it yesterday and am thinking I can do a fast for a month. Just a month! So for the whole month of May I will not purchase any new fabric, unless it's lining or something to go with something I already have AND I will not purchase any new patterns! Whew...I'm getting all clammy here and feel a bit of an anxiety attack coming on.

I really need to do this though. I have surpassed all my storage area, claimed new areas under beds and even in my son's closet. I have patterns coming out the kazoo which I don't feel all that bad about. McVogerick has been discontinuing patterns altogether too quickly lately so I grab them up when they come out and are on sale.

So here's to a month of stash sewing both fabric and patterns! Wish me luck and keep me honest if you catch me falling off the wagon!

I have ths skirt from Burda 11-2009-120 all done except for the hem. It's in a navy blue linen. I'm channelling my prepster. I really like how it sits low on the waist. I plan on making another one out of navy/green/red madras plaid. I will only be able to get the single pleat though since the fabric isn't wide enough but it should look cute anyways. I'll post some pics when I'm done. It's a great skirt.


Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

*LOL* I always wonder if those people who fabric fast for months on end or a year really sew. Cause sooner or later you are going to have to buy a piece of something to go with something else. That's just how it works!

Good look with your 30 days...look you've almost made it through the first one already! :)

K.Line said...

Seriously, a month will fly by! No worries.

Eugenia said...

Good luck with your fabric fast. I think I should do the same thing ...... maybe next month!

Rachel said...

What a great skirt. I love the material you picked for it too. Let me ask you, do you have to get budra mag to get this pattern? I love the retro 60 pleat and A line form. This style flatters so many figures.