The 2013 Style the Stash Sew-a-Long
The 2013 Style the Stash Sew-a-Long will start on 1st June 2013. That will give everyone time to get organised, stash a bit more, work out what to make and all those other interesting stashing before sewing activities we all enjoy.
Participants at the moment are
Far from http://farsland.blogspot.com
(Far would like to make a skirt, jacket and pants)
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
Others have said that they will participate quietly alongside - that's okay as well.
If you are interested, please let me know.
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.
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.
The main thing is that you are sewing something, and using some of your stash.
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.
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!
There is to be no guilt in this stash sew-a-long, no sense of failure for not keeping some sort of pledge or promise to only sew stash, nothing but stash for a period of time. I want you to enjoy your stash, and not feel that you have to use it, or that you can't add to your stash if you find something yummy. You may even need to buy fabric to use with a piece of stash sewing.
Some ideas for stash busting to think about making:
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
That's enough ideas to start with. If I have missed anyone out, or you would like to take part or have any queries or suggestion, please comment :)