Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stash: Not On A Fabric Diet

At the end of the year, it seemed like many sewistas in the blogosphere were on fabric diets or vowing to go on fabric diets in the new year. I am pleased to report that I am not on any kind of diet - fabric or otherwise.

For me, a restrictive diet is a sure fire recipe for disaster. If I tried to go on a weight-loss diet, it would end in a haze of brownies.  I do much better when I just try to be healthy and balanced - allowing myself the occasional splurge or treat and feeling no guilt about it. So, here is my latest little fabric splurge.

ITY Knits from

I took advantage of the 50% off sale on ITY knits at FabricMart about a week or so ago. The blue fabric on the right will, I think, become Vogue 8379, the wrap dress that so many sewistas have done up so beautifully.  I had initially thought of making the brown snakeskin-look fabric on the left into the wrap dress as well. I always think of brown as such a serious and staid color, but - thanks to the shiny "scales" which are shinier than the photo really shows - this fabric is incredibly fun. Maybe too fun for a wrap dress. So, I may have to think of something else to do with it.

Anyway, in the last six months or so, I've been trying to wear less black and more dresses. So, adding some colored fabric to my stash is a plus. Stay tuned because the next delivery will be several dress patterns...


Marie-Christine said...

I agree that diet is a particularly ill-chosen term for some moderation in the fabric-acquisition department. A stash is not really at all necessary unless you live an hour or more away from any sort of supply. And should normally comprise no more than you can chew off in the next couple months, besides an array of interfacing and say some black lining, for middle-of-the-night spurs of activity. Or snow days or flood weeks, in some cases :-(.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Mmmm, haze of brownies. I could go for that. Keep buying for those of us who aren't!