Does sewing make your wardrobe more adventurous? Do you buy the crazy prints that you can’t get in RTW clothes? Or do you buy fabrics in plain colours to avoid matching stripes and plaids?
I’ve always found my garment stash grows with fabric I will never wear, as beginning my sewing by quilting I pick pretty prints with no reference to wearability. This was a new look skirt. I’ve worn it approximately twice. EVER. Which is marginally more than the red twill version which draped horribly.
Thinking about what I actually wear, it’s almost exclusively solid colours for separates, and dresses is subtle prints. Spotlight has some cute vintage reproduction prints in at the moment, and I almost went crazy. However, with returning to work soon (did I mention that? Bubs started childcare orientation today and I’m back to work in 3 weeks now) I really want to get a few Renfrews made as a nice warm work staple. SewBrunswick had a well timed post this morning about Rathdowne Fabrics and it’s time to go get me some of that knitwear!
Not that I don’t have enough fabric – but here’s a cheeky peek at my fabric stash. There used to be plenty more but that’s a story for another day. Most of the fabric is kept in an op shop find set of drawers, with each drawer dedicated to one type of fabric. Quilting, garment, or garments to be upcycled/japanese kimono fabric. Behind the door is doona’s and sheets from the local op shop to use as muslins! The plastic container is from my nesting phase…all my scraps are carefully organised in there. Since then my offcuts have been shoved into a old giant dog food container. It sits next to the sewing machine as I know if it’s not there, I’ll just store them on the floor…..
And yes…I’ve got plans for most of that stash…