The 2013 Style the Stash Sew-a- Long, starts June 1.
Unlike other sew-a-longs, there will be no pledges to use stash and only stash. There will be no set ideas for a garment you don't want to make in a time frame that does not work for you, although the guidelines suggest attempting to make a garment a month - just to encourage sewing instead of stashing.
There will be no need for self imposed stash guilt - we're just going to enjoy styling and sewing our stashes.
Sandra Betzina comments about stashes that if the fabric is more than three years old, it is not going to be used. Now, I don't agree with her (but then I'm a serious stash-a-holic), but it is a good idea to also think about using things you really don't like in your stash for muslins.
Here once again are the
2013 STYLE THE STASH SEW-A-LONG GUIDELINES
Runs from 1 June 21013 to 31 December. (I'll organise both a button and where to post pictures and details of your stash garments before Ist June. Got to learn to make the button first!)
That gives us all two seasons and also a festive/thanksgiving season.
Each month we will try to make up a garment from the stash.
You can make whatever you like from your stash, or follow a guidelines and suggestions which will be posted for each month.
You can make more than one item a month.
If you don't finish the item, it doesn't matter, finish it and post it the next month.
And if you only want to make one or two things during the sew-a-long that's okay as well.
You can join the challenge at the start of any month if you are a newcomer to my blog or have just found out about the challenge.
The main thing is that you are sewing something, and using some of your lovely stash.
Some of you may want to buy new fabric and make clothes outside this stash sew-a-long and that's okay too. This is more about stash awareness and making sure the stash gets a look in as well!
Some ideas to think about making from your stash:
*Skirt, Pants, Blouse, Jacket, Dress, Accessories, Xmas/Festive/Thanksgiving/Holiday/New Year outfit
*Something colourful, something with stripes/geometric pattern, something floral.
*Sundress, Beach Wear, Casual Outfit, Jeans, Nighties/loungewear, Children's clothes
*Black and White outfit
CURRENT LIST OF PARTICIPANTS:Far from http://farsland.blogspot.com
Judy from http://sewblessedmaw.blogspot.com
Jenny from http://jennysews2.blogspot.com
Janine from http://janines-sewingspree.blogspot.com
Faye from http://fayessewingadventure.blogspot.com
Mrs Smith from http://sewcraftychemist.blogspot.com
Dk's wife from http://howzenful.blogspot.com
Ellen from http:// lnsbragbook.blogspot.com
Mary from http://kf-biblioblog.blogspot.com
Judith at http://doobee64.blogspot.com
L, at http:// yousewgirl.blogspot.com
Beata at http://redpointtailor.wordpress.com
Angelathecreativediva at http://riange.blogspot.com
Kathy S - do you have a blog Kathy? if not you can email pictures to me.
If I have missed anyone out, or spelt your name incorrectly, or have not got your blog address correct, please let me know.
And if you would like to join as well, please let me know.
Sarah Liz :-)