I decided that I have to stick to my guns and not buy fabric for all of 2014.
How do I plan to actually get projects done then? Well, I cataloged and organized my entire stash a few months ago in this post of my entire fabric stash. That included a TON of folding perfect fabric bundles, using this method. Now it will be infinitely easier to find fabrics that fit the project that I want to work on!
I have caught myself a few times thinking about heading to the fabric store for inspiration. But why do that when I practically have a store's worth of fabric in my bins? I actually need to sew the stash I already own!
So here is my pledge for 2014... I hope!
- For any of my own projects in 2014, I pledge to use my fabric stash as the major source of fabrics.
- I can also refashion items that I already own, as I mentioned in my Blogiversary post under "Refashioning Challenge."
- I will not buy new patterns.
- I will not buy new notions, even buttons, on a whim. :(
Now, I did think of some situations that may come up, and I will allow these exceptions.
- I can buy a piece of fabric ONLY if needed to complete a project, such as a lining fabric or contrast (like the leather in my Mad About Plaid challenge project). I promise to buy only the amount needed to finish the project.
- I can buy a notion ONLY if:
- My current sewing project needs it.
- I do not own it.
- I will use it immediately.
By no means do I think this will be easy. In fact, I just found out about the Albion Sewalong, so it might be hard to stick with this, right off the bat!
Now, it's time to get Paisley working on some of these projects, right? I'm going to update My Big Fat Sewing To-Do List soon, so I can plan out my next couple of garments. Yay!
So, if you want to take the pledge, I would love to have some buddies along for the ride. :) Also, take my Sewing in Modern Times Pledge, if you haven't done it already!
So what do you think? Is it doable? Or do you think this is just a "shoot for the moon, land in the stars" kind of deal?