I’ve joined the 2013 Style the Stash Sew A Long site – I do love looking at other sewists’ stashes, and hopefully will keep me motivated to stash bust.

My first thoughts on summer stashbusting – I’ve tried to keep it fairly short.  Who knows, I may achieve some of this!

This is a 1930s batik from Bali.  I’ve had it for about three years and it deserves to be seen, not stuck in a drawer!  You can’t see from the photo, but the fabric is damaged with small burn holes, so I feel ok about cutting it up.  I think I will make a Sewaholic Cambie dress, using the blue border for the bodice.

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I’ve only got small amounts of the next two fabrics.  They are both vintage, I’m not sure how old.  The Kelly skirt might be a good pattern for them, as it doesn’t use much fabric.

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The green print on the left is vintage Laura Ashley.  I was on a fabric buying ban when I bought it, but couldn’t resist the  colour and bright flashes of pink in the print.  That’s one of the problems with buying vintage – it won’t be there the next time you visit the shop!

I’m going to make pyjamas for Karen’s Pyjama party from the pale blue brush cotton – also vintage.  These two fabric were from Fountain Antiques in Devon.

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Finally, a couple of modern Liberty prints for summer dresses.

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6 thoughts on “Stashbusting

  1. Eep I just recently went on a fabric shopping spree and I keep hearing about stashbusting left right and centre… ack so guilty! I’ll just be under the table now…

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