(if you're new, I've pledged to wear only clothes handmade by me this year and to sketch my daily outfits in my Fashionary. I'm calling this the paper doll project)
Thank you for those nice compliments on my Aquarius dress :)
It was pretty hot that day, but my photos can attest to how insanely windy it was at the same time.... ideal bushfire conditions. Today is even more hot, but not a breathe of wind. At least that wind keeps the temps down a tad... but I don't know which is preferable; hot heavy stillness, or hot air blasting around?? tough call.
Whatevs; the paper dolls are trying to stay stylish but keeping cool is their biggest priority.
Summarising January's stash-busting efforts...
Straight-up I have to confess to buying one new piece of fabric this month... but I'm not counting it since it is not for me and I have already made it up. It did not even get to nod to its buddies in the stash before it was flung in the washing machine, on the floor, and chopped and stitched up. Results will appear here soon.. when its recipient can spare me a minute for a photo.
I used the teensiest wee corner of a veritable king-sheet-sized piece of blue jersey to make 3 tester bras and my newest lingerie set, so no discernible dent was made in that, really (not a win). However, I did use a piece of lace that has been languishing in my lace box for goodness knows how long (win!) and I refashioned one garment, which is not reducing the stash, but still a good feeling (win!) I came to the aid of another in reducing her stash; when I made Cassie's sundress (a Good Samaritan win!)
Overall; four garment sized pieces of fabric have disappeared from my stash this month... so I'm counting myself fruitfully engaged in the Year of Diminishing the Stash.
Now: OK, I can barely contain myself any longer.... I've bought something rather exciting, and I'm simply bursting with how much I want to show it to you here; have been chuckling with glee ever since I took delivery! but it will have to wait for a bit; for one big, very important reason. Give it a week or so ;)