|I can fit roughly 400 patterns in this cabinet.|
I'm a big girl and I need to address this foolishness. I have probably 200 plus patterns that I can afford to purge (insert eye roll) . I wanted to sell some of these patterns (not really going to happen) or give them away. I really want some parameters with patterns, I have to have boundaries, right??? More so, I have too many of the same type of garment, or items that don't fit my needs ( sound like a broken record here). I think this is the hardest part of purging fabric and patterns, what if my taste change back and I have to repurchase that would have been a waste of money right? OMG I need help...
I have a solution for my PDF patterns, IG came to the rescue and I will hang them on pattern hooks on my cheap garment rack that I don't use, yay! Now, I have to find a hole punch. As for the scraps, I'm going to use the larger pieces as muslin, smaller pieces for crafts ( I like to make small gifts) and donate the rest. I think I will give away a good portion of the patterns or do a swap, what do you think? If I have duplicates, I think I can donate to the Salvation Army or local area that teaches sewing, I'm bad about that. Ok, as a person who identifies as a Millennial, I really like organizations with active and current websites, I really hate having to call people for stuff that can be found on a website or Facebook group, ugh! I need to do better, I know, (insert eye roll). I say this because, this is why I'm bad about local places, I have to go over there, talk to someone who isn't sure, call back and then go back, not a good use of my time! I know, I'll do better. I don't mind talking to people, I do mind making multiple trips or calls, anyway, maybe that's just my small town.
And last but not least, I've been embroidering. Embroidery is a fun way to personalize my sewing projects, mostly gifts. I really like personalizing things and this was a great way to do it. I'm learning and so far I've made a few key chains, personalized book marks and embroidered names on a few things. I have a Brother SE400 4x4 that's at least 5 years old that my daughter used briefly (insert eye roll) and working on Brother PE800.
|Last minute gift, purchased bib and blanket, I waited too long to make one (insert eye roll)|
|I love her, I need to work on the density of the stitch, again sewing friends to the rescue with solutions.|
|Book band and hand sanitizer case for my daughter, I made me a small one, it's at the bottom of my purse (insert eye roll).|
That's it for now, I'm trying to decide on what I'm going to wear for the Day and Night dress challenge and pull a few top patterns to fill in my wardrobe gaps.