- Several yards of a Gorgeous dusky rose silk charmeuse, silk duppioni and silk chiffon from a collection I had bought from a fabric store at an amazing closeout because they were going out of business. I had planned to create a mini collection based on these fabrics but had forgotten to.
- Some slinky sweater knit with a big roses print bought in the early 90’s. It was incredibly dated. Why was I hanging on to it? I could imagine the synthetic fabric quickly unraveling as I cut it. Into the giveaway pile it went.
- Lots of denims for pants and jeans I have yet to make. Making a pair of denim jeans that look store bought are one of those elusive projects on my list. Seeing Erica B and Peter from Male Pattern Boldness rock their hand made jeans inspired me to buy some.
- Old silk curtains in an ugly mustard color that I have been telling myself to make a dress out of for years. Something about the color is off putting so I never did. Maybe it’s time to either list them on e bay or give them away. But I will probably need them for one of my theatre costuming jobs as soon as I give them away so I hesitate…. I think I will store them in the garage somewhere.. AKA No Man’s Land.
- About 50 vintage and embroidered pillowcases I bought at an estate sale. I want to do something really creative with a few. Any ideas?
- Bathing suit fabric I bought a couple years ago. I will make a usable bathing suit this year, by golly! I did make a vintage style last year out of vintage fabric but I am afraid to wear it in the water…
I try to go through my fabric bins and organize them about every six months so can refresh my memory about what I have. I would love to have a big room dedicated for sewing with all my fabrics lined up on dowels hung on the wall but these crummy bins will have to do for now.
- Make at least one project a week from my fabric stash.
- Only buy fabric if it is something totally unique like a vintage feed sack or an incredible piece of 40’s rayon I find at an estate sale.
- Seriously limit my estate sale and thrift shopping. How much stuff do I really need? I already have plenty of stuff I can refashion sitting in my shed.