Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Project De-Stash: The Beginning! Inventory and Project Planning!

As detailed in my New Year's Resolutions post, I intend to de-stash my fabric collection before we move in August. I've been a fabric hoarder since I learned to sew, holding on to exciting fabrics, or bargain fabrics, or just staple fabrics, for an excessive period of time. Some fabrics are deemed 'too nice to use', or just don't have a purpose yet.

Once I have de-stashed I will purchase with the following rules:
1. Fabrics must be for specific projects, to be started within 6 weeks of purchase. 
2. Fabrics for special events must be started within 12 weeks of purchase.
3. Fabrics from stash must be used before any new projects can be started.

So, in that regard, I have sorted through all the fabrics I own and decided their future! Fabrics must have assigned projects, or be sold or gifted to friends, or donated to the charity shop. I do have some Christmassy fabrics that I have left at my parent's house, as this does have an intended purpose, but not yet. I will use this fabric before any new festive fabrics are purchased, and add them to my database when they are back in my hands!

Fabric:

Description: 
Grey and Pink check
Size of Fabric: 
Two pieces. 1: 156x105cm 2: 156x108cm
Fabric Content: 
Polyviscose?

Reason for Purchase: 
Intended to make a Peggy Olsen style dress for a college project. 
Duration in Stash: 
5 years
Project: 
60s Cigarette Trousers - Pattern: Vintage Simplicity 4548


Fabric: 
Vintage Navy Velvet with Pink Floral Print
Size of Fabric: 
93x317cm
Fabric Content: 
Cotton Velvet.
Reason for Purchase: 
Bought at a vintage fayre. I thought it looked nice!
Duration in Stash: 
3 years.
Project: 
Winter evening dress.





Fabric: 
Navy and Green Tartan
Size of Fabric: 
157x186cm
Fabric Content: 
Polyviscose
Reason for Purchase: 
Cheap in a Charity Shop!
Duration in Stash: 
5+ years
Project: 
60s Cigarette Trousers - Pattern: Vintage Simplicity 4548


Fabric: 
Grey Wool Blend
Size of Fabric: 
160x227cm
Fabric Content: 
Wool Blend
Reason for Purchase: 
Work Trousers for Nic
Duration in Stash: 
1 year 5 months
Project: 
Nic's Trousers


Fabric: 
Grey Faux Boiled Wool
Size of Fabric: 
154x120cm
Fabric Content: 
Poly Viscose Blend
Reason for Purchase: 
Leftover from a skirt for my sister.
Duration in Stash: 
1 year.
Project: A-Line button skirt. Pattern: 


Fabric: 
Red floral on cream.
Size of Fabric:
115x286cm
Fabric Content: 
Cotton-ish
Reason for Purchase: 
Bought at a market with no Purpose.
Duration in Stash: 
6 years.
Project: 
Wearable toile for Simplicity 2444 


Fabric: 
Cyclists
Size of Fabric: 
111x419
Fabric Content: 
100% Cotton
Reason for Purchase: 
Leftover from a dress for Nic.
Duration in Stash: 
5 months.
Project: 
Summer Dress. Pattern: Simplicity 2176 



Fabric: 
Green Floral Printed Cotton
Size of Fabric:
144x99cm
Fabric Content: 
100% Cotton (or thereabouts)
Reason for Purchase: 
Gifted to me by my Granny.
Duration in Stash: 
10 months
Project: 
Gathered Skirt

Fabric: 
Dark Green Floral Printed Cotton
Size of Fabric: 
91x207cm
Fabric Content: 
Cotton-ish
Reason for Purchase: 
Gifted to me by my Granny.
Duration in Stash: 
10 months.
Project: 1950s inspired Pinafore Dress. Inspiration Image Here

Fabric: 
Mr Men Bedsheets
Size of Fabric: 
1 double bedsheet and 2 pillows!
Fabric Content: 
Polycotton
Reason for Purchase: 
Our old bedsheets. Too fun to donate.
Duration in Stash: 
3 months.
Project: 
Dress for Nic and gathered skirt for me. Pattern: Simplicity 8096
Fabric: 
Vegetable Print
Size of Fabric: 
150x99cm
Fabric Content: 
Cotton-ish
Reason for Purchase: 
Bought an offcut in Ikea because I thought it was funny.
Duration in Stash: 
5 months
Project: 
Gathered skirt.

Fabric: 
Roasli Floral Print
Size of Fabric: 
154x103cm
Fabric Content: 
Cotton-ish
Reason for Purchase: 
Bought an offcut in Ikea because it was cheap and essentially Cath Kidston.
Duration in Stash: 
5 months.
Project: 
Gathered skirt with lining (slightly see through!).

Fabric: 
Yellow with White Polka Dots
Size of Fabric: 
115x296cm
Fabric Content: 
Cotton-ish
Reason for Purchase:
Bought at a Market with no Purpose
Duration in Stash: 
6 years
Project: 
Summer Pinafore Dress. Pattern: Cynthia Rowley x Simplicity 2215

Fabric: 
Navy with White Polka Dots
Size of Fabric: 
114x90cm
Fabric Content: 
Cotton-ish
Reason for Purchase: 
Leftover from 23rd Birthday Dress
Duration in Stash: 
6 years
Project: 
Flared Summer Shorts. Inspiration Image Here!

Fabric: 
Car Print Bed Sheets
Size of Fabric: 
Unmeasured, most of a single duvet cover and a pillow case
Fabric Content: 
Polycotton
Reason for Purchase: 
Leftover from a Christmas present.
Duration in Stash: 
1 year.
Project: 
Men's Shirt

Fabric: 
White with Small Blue Flowers
Size of Fabric: 
114x49cm
Fabric Content: 
Cottonish
Reason for Purchase: 
Charity Shop Bargain
Duration in Stash: 
5 years (approx!)
Project: 
Camisole.



Fabric: 
Lilac and Mustard 60s Floral
Size of Fabric: 
106x69cm 
Fabric Content: 
Cottonish
Reason for Purchase: 
Leftover from Graduation Dress
Duration in Stash: 
1 year 5 months
Project: 
Camisole

Fabric: 
White with Red Floral
Size of Fabric: 
Two pieces: 1:114x315.5cm 2: 114x96cm
Fabric Content: 
Not Cotton but Looks Like It!
Reason for Purchase: 
Bought for a college project. Lots left over!
Duration in Stash: 
5 years
Project: 
Long Sleeved Dress???? Who knows! I have so much of this!!!







Stay tuned to see if I actually make these things! Fingers crossed!

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