Memoir

Sew: A Needle Pulling Thread

I’ve been attempting some major fabric stash busting over the past couple of weeks. Sad to say, but I really didn’t do as much personal sewing as I would have liked in 2015, except for a few dresses and a handful of alterations. So, a big goal for me is to sew lots and lots more to make a dent in this wonderful fabric that I have accumulated. And to also finish up any WIPs lying around.

The first thing I did at the beginning of last week was lug out my fabric bins and spread it all out to inventory on my bed. I was then super productive and matched up some patterns with different fabric pieces in my stash.

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Um, as you can see from the photo above, my fabric stash has gotten a little out of hand. (Who am I kidding? ALL of my stash bins are about ready to burst.)

My fabric collection grew exponentially when I raided a big garage sale in Stanislaus County during our camping trip last summer. I also brought home some fabric that I had COMPLETELY forgotten about that had been sitting at my parents’ house for Lord knows how long…

Here are four patterns I picked out to work on first: Two hats, a jacket, and a super secret project present for Danny’s birthday in March.

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And here they are after they’d been cut…

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Aaah, the contentment. It is so, so satisfying when pattern pieces are in neat little piles, all cut, notched, marked, pinned, and ready to be sewn.

I am currently finishing up one of the hats and the coat still needs it’s arms. So, project details and pictures to come soon. ❤

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