I pledge to not buy new fabric or new patterns until after September 21, 2014.
My fiance will be happy about this pledge as will my wallet. I just bought a bunch of fabric last week and am pretty broke for the next year and more as I save for a wedding/honeymoon and pay back all my loans that are in repayment now that I am out of school.
I have two drawers of a dresser filled with fabric and a pile on my sewing table, too. I’m confident that I can make two things a month, if not more. I don’t want to commit to more at this time, because July is going to be insanely busy for me with improv performances almost every weekend at local conventions.
I took these pictures a year ago of a portion of my stash. Let’s just say this is super small compared with what it is now. I did manage to use a couple of the fabrics below during the year, though, but I still have the teal satin brocade, black eyelet, white and navy polkadot, red and black rayon, and tiny navy and white polkadots. Out of the pattern stash, I have only used three of those patterns! Ooops. And I bought tons more over the year.
This also means that you won’t see a Moneta every two seconds (I have to blog about my third one made this weekend), because I am almost out of stretch material for them. I may have one more in there, though! Sorry, not sorry.
I also bought Sewing Cake‘s Pavlova and printed off their free t-shirt pattern, the Tee. I also have the Espresso leggings pattern and might have enough stretch material for a couple of capri-length pairs of leggings.
More than enough to keep me occupied and sewing for the next three months! This will be a great thing for my self-control.
I pledge to not buy fabric or patterns until after September 21, 2014.
I pledge to make at least two garments per month (total of 6 or more) from now until September 21, 2014.
Edit: However, if the fabric/pattern is needed for a show piece or someone is paying me to sew, I have to buy it.