27 January 2016

The Pink Leopard Dress

When my daughter tells me what she wants in a new dress, I listen, usually. She has been known to come up with weird wacky ideas, but this time I think she was onto a winner. This is how Miss 6 described her newest dress to me, complete with hand gestures - straight across at the front with a halter neck, low at the back, and with a high-low skirt.

3 January 2016

Stashbusting 2015: A Year in Review

So, another year has come to an end for the Stashbusting Sewalong.  To recap, my pledge for this year's Sewalong was

"I, Andrea, of Obsessive Creativeness, pledge to end the year with no more fabric in my personal stash than I started with"

So, I was aiming for a breakeven position with my stash. I made myself a little spreadsheet to track incoming and outgoing, and printed out some pages so I could just grab my folder and write everything down as it happened, without needing to wait until I had the computer on.

This year for stashbusting, we had guest hosts for each month, and I hosted May with the theme of lingerie. I tried my hardest to sew at least one item each month that was on theme, but for most months that had school holidays I wasn't always able to do this.

My totals for the year were

Fabric intake ........ 56.2 m
Outgoings ............ 58.49 m