Bust a move
Stash bustin’ pros:
- reducing waste
- saving money
- reducing negative environmental impact
- finding creative ways to use yardage
- learning to want less by not simply buying yardage at whim
Stash bustin’ cons:
- dealing with lower-quality fabrics bought before I knew better, knew where to find fine fabric, and could afford to buy it occasionally
- desire to make quality garments that I could never afford in RTW
Boo hoo ;) Looks like the pros still outweigh the cons. I’ve been so inspired to make a couple of new items, but can’t justify the required fabric purchase. Maybe I should cut a deal with myself – for every x number of stash-bustin’ items, I can make 1 out of something new. But that also seems to defeat the purpose of wanting to do more with less. I don’t want to make things that won’t be worn just to get the new shiny something. Then again, some fabric in the stash isn’t the best for wearing. If purchased in the correct amount, with a specific purpose in mind, I can sort of justify new fabric. The whole Sew With A Purpose, which is a goal for this year. However, I do still feel a twinge of guilt. How do you navigate this, if at all? These are issues that are always on my mind.
On a lighter note… A bit of a tease, here’s a sample a newly finished garment (stash-busted, to boot!). There is an accompanying piece, and I’ll show the final photos the coming week. This was used for the Accessories challenge over on the Sew Weekly, so it’s against the rules for me to post here first.
Happy Downton Abbey night!!!