Over the last two days it has become very much apparent to me that I have a serious problem with fabric!!! Many people do have a fabric addiction - and I am the first to admit that I just adore fabric - but when all your fabric is brought out of the tubs and cupboards and you can see how much there really is - it is very overwhelming!!! And very confronting when you look at the monetary value just sitting in a plastic tub - in the garage!!!!! Some pieces sitting in plastic tubs for over 12 years!!!!! Still I could tell you where and when I was in my life when I purchased each piece of fabric. I could actually look at my fabric as being souvenir purchases as each really can evoke a memory of time and place.
Still they were not being appreciated in plastic tubs in a stuffy garage!!
Bring in Aunty Rita!!!!! She is the first to admit that she loves a challenge that involves sorting and tidying and even more so when it involves fabric. So with a trestle table set up in the garage each plastic tub was emptied and sorted. Fabrics were sent inside to increase their chances of being used by being closer to scissors and a sewing machine. Other fabrics were sorted into types and two huge tubs were designated as 'school fabric' - either I or my kids can take them to school to use.
Inside the fabrics were sorted into prints, plains and patchwork and those for quilts were sorted into colours and all very neatly folded.
So with fabric sorted there was more incentive to actually sew!
Bring in Aunty Annette!!! A whiz with patterns, wedding dresses - in fact all aspects of sewing!! Currently travelling in a caravan around Australia she manages to sew amazing creations from a very tiny space.
Here they both are sewing garments from fabric I had for ages!!
A nightiie for me that was expertly drafted from an existing one.
I like to call this the "Dead Sexy Version!!" Doesn't need as much ironing as my other one!!!! (Very in joke here that had my Aunties laughing quite a lot!!)
Here is a tunic dress/top expertly sewn and fitted by my clever Aunts - made from patchwork fabric.
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
Watch this space!!! The overlocker works and there is fabric everywhere!!! I suddenly feel the urge to sew!!