OK... I admit that my mother's comment threw me for a loop and I felt like a wasteful land-filler. But once I calmed down, I realised that this year I have sewn 14 items (in 6 months) and that I only bought new fabric for 2 of them - the rest was already in the stash. And I still have lots of loveliness in the stash, just waiting to be used, so... to hell with Burgundy!
In top halves: I have three short cuts of voile which are begging to be used, but I am hesitating over the pattern choice. I need to think bigger, and consider using more than one fabric in a single garment. One metre of narrow voile is... limiting.... especially if you find you are still wearing a wool cardigan in July! Today we have a monsoon. Maybe autumn is here already?
In bottoms: I purchased a pattern for mad seventies trousers, theoretically in exactly the right size. I am tempted to go completely nuts and make the widest style in bright orange wool crepe...
And you wondered why I was hesitating?!
While thinking about that, I pressed "buy it now" on the pattern for a sewing-kit-organizer thingy: the Social Tote.
Noodlehead, one of the designers.
I had not actually considered whether or not I had any suitable fabric in the stash when I bought the pattern (from Etsy). But I know I want to make: one to contain my sewing rubble, one for my face cream / make up / nail polish, and one for my desk at work. I am also thinking it would make a great gift... would my mother like one?!
Eclectic Maker: Riley Blake's Geekly Chic Collection - hee!
I can feel a bag-making frenzy coming on...