I'm sure you have or know of people with large stashes of fabric. My mother had wall-to-wall shelves of fabric in the master bedroom of our house growing up. (They slept in the study.) But I have always been somewhat of a minimalist. That is until the past 6 to 8 months when I have been on a fabric buying frenzy. I try to justify the purchases by telling myself I'm getting a really good deal. And I usually always think about the fabric first and what pattern it would look good in so I don't buy too much or too little. However, I am now starting to panic. I feel I must get a certain amount of garments made monthly so I can reduce the stash. If something goes wrong or I have trouble with the fit and it takes longer than I think it should, I am super frustrated. And that is draining the fun out of my much loved hobby.
As a result, I have decided to put myself on a fabric diet. This is more of a dare to myself to see how long I can go without buying any more. If I tell myself I absolutely cannot buy another cut I will rebel against my own rule because that is my nature. I started this around the middle of this month. Let's see how long I can keep it up.
Would you like to see said stash? These pictures are taken in our spare/guest bedroom and closet. Don't judge the mess.
These first three (deep) drawers are filled with spring and early summer planned garments:
These next somewhat shallower but wider three drawers are filled with summer:
Here is fall piled on the floor because I'm out of drawer space:
Winter piled on a spare chair. I have no place to put these either. What I need are some plastic storage bins.
And although it doesn't happen very often, here is the stash of fabrics that I don't know what I'm making out of:
Anyone else stock up on notions when they are 50% off?
Not to mention the garments already made up that I have issues with and need some attention. Or a total over-haul. I'm guessing I have at least 2 years worth of sewing to do on this pile.