Oh Crap, It’s June!

Not that I think this year is going by particularly fast, but I guess I’ve still been convinced it’s May for the past two weeks. June is significant because back in January I joined the Stash Busting Challenge. Here’s a reminder of my commitment…

I, Elizabeth (aka Sully Liz or The Cataloguer), commit to using up at least half of my stash fabric in 2013 (approx 8 fabrics). I also commit to not buying any new fabric except to fill out a garment which is using up a stash fabric, until June 2013.

While I will still be bustin’ for the rest of 2013, I was going to let myself off the hook for fabric buying in June. So…err…was I a good girl the past few months? Uhh…no. Decidedly not.

I did a LOT of traveling between January 1st and May 31st. Of those 150 days I spent 35 of them in other cities/states/countries. THAT’S MORE THAN A FULL MONTH! And who knew when I’d be back to some of those places?! I couldn’t let their fabric shops go unexplored!! …or so I rationalized to myself.

Thankfully (for my sanity!!), it doesn’t look like I will have to do as much traveling for the rest of the year. Therefore I will recommit myself to not buying any more fabric – except to finish started garments, or home decor neccessities, if there’s absolutely none in my stash – for the rest of the year.

On that note, here’s some recent things I purchased and ideas for them…
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Coral striped double knit from Michael Levine Loft, will become a blazer.
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Green, navy (and black not shown) gaberdines from Fashion Fabrics Club (ok, yes I was terrible at keeping the pledge!), will become a skirt, dress and jacket respectively.
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Coral and teal stretch cotton sateens from Mood NYC, will become capris probably.
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(Ok, not fabric but…) Fold-over elastic in green and grey from Mood NYC, currently have no set use for these but omg they are gorgeous!
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Black and white dot jersey knit and rose print cotton from Jackman’s Fabrics near St. Louis, will become a dress or shirt and blazer lining respectively.
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London print cottons from Handcocks of Paducah (again, yes, I’m a terrible, no good, lying liar!), will become curtains for my sewing room.

Soooo…yeah…I should have plenty to work with as soon as I get my mojo back.


About EBS

Museum curator, nerd, chronic watcher of TV show marathons, married to a soccer hooligan, vegetarian, obsessive sewer.
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One Response to Oh Crap, It’s June!

  1. I was terrible too and I didn’t even go anywhere. I do feel a little better though after going through my stash and sorting through the fabric and giving away the pieces that I didn’t like anymore or that where not really big enough for anything.

    It’ll be wonderful to see some of the fabrics made up.

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