Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fabric/Trims/Patterns/Refashion Pile Busting!

I have way too much fabric/trims/sewing patterns and stuff in the Refashion pile that are waiting to be worked on. I'm embarrassed to say that I have 2.5 closets in the house full of fabrics/thrift store finds. From today onwards, I am pledging to myself not to buy any more fabric/trims/sewing patterns or thrift store stuff for 3 months.

This should be relatively easy as I will be giving birth soon and will have no time to sew/refashion anyways! Hahaha! I have given myself an easy challenge! But there are exceptions though. I will buy new underwear, socks, etc. if I really need them.

I had a look at my fabric stash and realized that I have lots of stuff for office wear (conservative wools, cottons, linens, etc) but not a lot of casual wear fabrics that I can launder regulary (e.g. for the baby and toddler to wear, or something for me to wear in case the baby soils herself on me). Even so, I'll really try hard not to buy any additional fabric for the next 3 months.

So how bad is your fabric stash or refashion pile? Did your partner/family members complain about it?


  1. Hi Lovenicky,I so hear you. I just reorganized my sewing stuff last Saturday and felt so awful at how much fabric I had that when I stopped by Fabricville yesterday,I only bought .7 meter of a fabric I really needed!!!

  2. Thanks for your comment! I am trying to avoid going outside of the home except for really essential stuff like groceries and doctor's appointments, etc. I just don't want to 'accidentally' drive by a fabric store or thrift store and feel like I have to stop by and have a 'peek'!

  3. I hear ya! I have alot of things waiting to be refashioned. I was just thinking yesterday that I'd have lots of cute new shirts to wear now that it's turning warmer weather if only I'd got all that sewing done! (I always "plan ahead" to make all these cute summer clothes during the winter, but never get them done!) :) And no, the family members haven't complained, at least not yet. Just hope no one needs anything out of that spare room closet for a while! :)

  4. Hi GaMtnScrap! I hear you! The guest room closet is full of my sewing fabric. We don't have a lot of guests visiting usually. But when they visit and open the guest bedroom closet, they are usually speechless and they have nowhere to put their stuff! It's quite embarrassing really!