**This Drawing is Closed**
We had a basement flood near my sewing space shortly after the new year. Luckily it was discovered in time and I quickly moved my things out of the way. I am now set up at the dining room table and with a family who eats at this table several times a day I have to be portable. Tilly and the Buttons recently posted on sewing in a shared space with loads of tips. I have yet to follow the clean up your space and make it look pretty part....hopefully I will improve.
As I we wait for the contractors and plumbers to give estimates to fix some of the damage I am trying to box up some things that I will not be using in the next 6 wks or so and put them together in a space that I can access if needed. As I am going through my patterns and fabric and choosing what to box and what to leave out, I have decided to join many others in the sewing community and go on a fabric diet or pattern diet.
I have many vintage patterns for sale in my Etsy shop and even more modern patterns that have never been used and probably will sit tucked away.
Kathy from The Nerdy Seamstress started giving away one pattern a month from her stash as she started to develop her personal style and realize that she had many patterns in her stash that she would not fit her well or her style. The cleaning and boxing of my sewing things made me realize I have many patterns that I will probably not sew and much fabric purchased on a whim that does not represent me. Carolyn from Diary of a Sewing Fanatic has been doing the same with her fabric stash over the last year.
So I have decided when I am packing things up over the next few days I will also purge patterns and fabric that I know I will not sew or do not fit my lifestyle. Instead of continuing to store these lovelies I will set them free to a new home to be sewn up and loved.
The first Pattern is Vogue 1169 Rebecca Taylor Jacket and Skirt in sizes (6-12) . I love this pattern and the skirt has really cute details but I have a pencil skirt and peplum top Burda Style 8/2012 that I sewed last year that is very similar in a grey wool suiting.
Leave a comment by Friday 1/17/14 if this pattern is for you. I will be trying the random number generator to choose the new owner.
As I am trying to complete the Think Pink dress this weekend in the dining room I now know how lucky I am to have a dedicated sewing space