Two of my best friends sew. I can't begin to explain how wonderful it is to have countless discussions each week about what you plan to sew, how you will sew it, how to fix something, what you would like to sew one day, etc. etc. One of the downsides though, is that these friends also understand the dark side to sewing. In particular, stash mangement or lack of.
Rachel and I had a discussion recently about our stashes growing at a rate far, far greater than our sewing output. We made a commitment not to purchase any new fabric until our usable stash was reduced by at least 40%. This week I've already purchased an awesome stash of vintage fabric. This purchase though, I believe, falls outside of our stash management commitment as the pieces were only $1 and $2, and seriously, how often do you stumble upon pristine vintage fabric??
Unfortunately, today I have further broken my commitment. I went to Spotlight for their 40% off sale.
While this is quite a bit of a slip up, I'd like to think of this as entertainment for this school holiday break. I do have three weeks of time to fill with some sort of activity. Maybe the new commitment will be to sew all of this new fabric before school goes back....
On a different note: I've had two friends and my sister comment about my recent blog photography. In particular, the 'awesome-ness' of Liberty shirt dress has come into question as a result of this poor photography. I'd like to say that the dress is really awesome, but the photos do not do it justice. My sister pointed out that my lack of make up made the dress look worse - ahhh, family! So my apologies if you are offended by my make-up-less face or my poor indoor photography. I will make a commitment to all my offended readers to work to rectify these problems on my blog :) (OK sis!)
I have also decided that even though I want to modify the dress to short sleeves, I will try to make 3/4 sleeves first. I think my judgement about the sleeve length might be a little off due to the weird warm weather we are enjoying in Sydney at the moment.
Happy long weekend!