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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

We Interrupt This Blog...



There is absolutely no sewing going on here. I am in the throes of Spring cleaning. The cleaning also included my sewing closet. My closet was such a mess I couldn't find anything. Monday night I pulled every single piece of fabric out of my closet and quite unceremoniously piled it on the floor. Since then I have sorted, washed, folded and replaced about 90% of my stash and will be donating or tossing the remaining 10 percent. Where it seemed I had no room before, I have all kinds of room now. There's still more cleaning and organizing to be done but  I hope to be able to sew this weekend.

The weather has completely turned around here in Michigan and I was happy to unpack my maxi dresses from last year. I made five last year and will be adding at least another five this year. To that I will also be adding several dresses that are not maxi but will be sewing from my stash. I am putting myself on serious fabric and pattern waivers. I was having a serious "Hoarders" moment with all the fabric on the floor and I don't want to have to experience that again. The only fabrics I'm going to allow myself to purchase are linings. Wish me luck.

7 comments:

  1. Good luck with the continued organizing and your summer sewing!

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  2. I bet if you came and saw the fabric that I have you would feel better. Come on over. It's not that far!! I do have tons, but I have been shopping my closet first and then when I am out, I try to ask myself if it is special enough to really have it. Sometimes yes, but most of the time no. An older friend of mine told me that in order to be creative, you need to have things to choose from. I have found that to be true. Don't be too hard in yourself:)

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  3. Every time I've taken all of my fabric out to sort, reduce, whatever, I've experienced a hoarder moment! *LOL* Glad you're getting some spring cleaning done!

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  4. Happy cleaning! Can't wait to see what you sew up next!

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  5. I am preparing to do the same...FIESTA :)

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  6. I hope the cleaning is going well. I have nominated you for a versatile blogger award if you care to partake. Be well.

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  7. Oh my! I should be cleaning right now! My hat is off to you for tackling the sewing room. I'm also getting to the point where I can't immediately put my hands on what I looking for.

    Maxi dresses are on my list too. I have two UFO's that need to be sewn plus a few new looks that came out for spring. Can't wait to see what you sew.
    C

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