Thursday, November 25, 2010

Getting In Early - Practise Run

New Year's Resolution starting early, you know, like a dress rehersal, getting ready for the real thing.
Resolution is - use up your stash Joyce, before you buy more, you are running out of (hiding) storage space you silly girl!
So ok, I can do this, it's easy, a weekend at home without the boys, a weekend at home with no car, a weekend at home with a clean house, lots of fabric, chocolate, thread, music, and wine.


I found my fabric, this floral piece was going to be used for a little bag, however, with a little help from a black panel, I was able to make it into a skirt.
Oh, I didn't have a black zipper over the weekend to complete it. . . .


. . . . so with the jobs I had to do out and about yesterday, I purchased a black zipper and put it in. Oh gosh it worked, the zipper is straight, I didn't have to unpick, it looks lovely and even partially hidden. . . .


. . . . I also didn't have interfacing but I still kept going, with just the fabric for facing. . . .


. . . . Joyce has a new skirt for summer and a very small space in her fabric stash box to fill.

Stop it Joyce, you are supposed to be making spaces in your fabric stash, you are NOT allowed to go shopping until you have lots of spaces in your fabric stash.

Shhhh, don't tell anyone but once the fabric stash box is at an acceptable level, I can then begin sewing on the op-shop loveliness that is spilling from my linen cupboard *ahem*, which will then allow me to op-shop more and more and MORE loveliness to refill the linen cupboard.

If you won't tell anyone about my linen cupboard, I promise I won't tell anyone about your bottom draw, your linen cupboard, your stash box/es, or your special secret hiding place that just 'magically' grows lovely stashy goodness when you are 'not looking'.

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day at your place, and may the stashy angel bless you too.

Oh and a P.S. I am wearing today the green floral sac dress that I made Here, and hubbie made a lovely comment about my new dress. I told him it was one of the ones I made on the weekend and he didn't believe me. *giggle* He totally made my day in saying that.

10 comments:

Clara said...

Joyce I just love this skirt. Imagine all of the cute little plain T's and tanks you can pair up with it in the summer! It really is great.

ana @ i made it so said...

the skirt is perfect, joyce. i love that style, with the solid band at the bottom. so nice about your dh. off to see the link to the dress....

Fiona said...

Love the skirt, but I have an important question: what is an acceptable level for the stash? I need to know as I'm working on surreptitious stash building - is it when I have no cupboard space left that I have to stop? Or when my husband notices that fabric / yarn / craft supplies in general are taking over? Apart from purchases for a specific project, I've been stashing like mad over the last year!!

clare's craftroom said...

Stash ! What stash ? Great skirt .

Sarah said...

Oh wow that looks fantastic!! Love the skirt design and fabric. Why can't I make something I'd wear? It never turns out like I imagined.

TK said...

the skirt is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous....

'Joyce' said...

oh how wonderful, thank you so much for your lovely comments. Clara, I tried commenting on your lovely scarves and bookmarks and my comments wouldn't post and internet dropped out, I am heading over to you now to try again. Oh yes, I have lots of little tops to mix and match with this pretty fabric. That is why I bought the fabric to make a bag for summer, but it's much prettier in a skirt me thinks.
Hullo Ana for your lovely comments, so nice to meet you. I have never done a solid hem band and I do love it so. I am going to make more and more and more. They can call me the crazy skirt chic.
Hullo Fiona, I do love your very important question and have taken a few moments to think about it. Now to be quite honest I really am not sure, and I think this needs a post all in its own. I think much feedback and discussion is required to sort this one out once and for all. I do think that when hubbie starts to notice things like beads where the cutlery should be, or yarn where his clothing once rested, then perhaps, well, maybe ummm, I am not sure how to say it politely, but could we have a little 'problem' with stash? *giggle* oh bring it on I say, bring it all on, she with the most stash is the winner. I love to hear that you have been stashing, one needs to have a 'little' stash nest. I am going to pop over and check you out girl, I do like your thinking. Thanks so much for stopping by and your lovely comment, I do so love to hear what others think. Bless.
Clare, oh goodness me, most certainly, I agree, what stash as I cram the door shut *phew*. lol.
Sarah, you do the most beautiful sewing my girl. Oh gosh, I just drool of your talent.
Thank you Tiffany, it is rather pretty and very me. I need more, I tell you girl, I need more and more of them. lol.

Zyatica said...

Shhh.. dont tell about my stash,,,, Love the skirt and the dress was lovely on you today...

The Clip Cafe said...

I love it! (you don't want to part with it do you..lol)

Fruitful Fusion said...

What a beautiful skirt! Love it!