Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Stashbusting Sewalong

Apparently sewalongs are like buses, you wait for ages and then 3 come along at once, well 2 really, but there is time yet.

Cation Designs has announced the Stashbusting Sewalong and it's not an ordinary sewalong, oh no, it'll go for the whole year with themes each month.

So, I, Giggles in the Sun, commit to using 26 pieces of stash fabric in 2013. I also commit to not buy any new fabric until September except for if I find the perfect 'cape' fabric (and lining) to make for this coming winter.

26 might seem a lot, but I have a lot of pieces that are about a yard or so and for kid stuff I don't need that much. I have added a ticker (yes, it is a modified weight loss one, but I couldn't find a different one that wasn't a date related countdown) to track my progress, so let's see how this goes.

This pledge and sewalong will hopefully keep me on the straight and narrow with regards to my New Year plans. Admittedly I have given myself an out with the cape fabric, but I have fallen in love with the Woodland Stroll cape pattern and I would really like to make myself one. The only fabric I have in my stash that would be remotely suitable it some raw silk coating and I think I need to work up my nerve to cut into that.

As an additional incentive when I use up the 26 pieces I will treat myself to something special like a massage or something equally indulgent :-)


  1. 26! Good for you! Something indulgent will definitely be in order when you reach that :)
    Good luck finding your perfect cape fabric.

  2. 26 wow! The ticker is so cool! I like that idea - it'll be fun to see what you do!


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