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Even though we're not sewing with a strictly defined theme this week, the stash busting theme does lend itself to some fun community participation opportunities: a stash busting game! We'll be tracking our progress this week at The Sewing Circle, so be sure to check out this thread.

So how does this all work? As a motivation to dive into that stash and get sewing, we're going to award points to our creations sewn THIS WEEK based on these guidelines:

  • 5 points per yard of fabric used
  • 10 points for fabric being vintage, thrifted or upcycled
  • 3 points for every pattern used that you've never sewn before
  • 10 points for using a pattern/fabric you've had for more than a year
  • 20 points for integrating a SCRAP (not a piece of fabric you cut) less than 1/2 yard into your garment

Don't forget to include photos!

At the end of the week, we'll total our points up and see who really tore through their sewing room. And of course, the Top Stash Buster gets a prize. It's all honor system, but I know you all are a trust-worthy crowd. 

Ok, let's get sewing!

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I think I'm in love with your dress - it's fabulous!!!
The dress is lovely and the fit is just fab!
I had that pattern on my wish list a long time, see you wearing it definitely gives the shove ... You look fabulous!

Hi Sewing  Friends..

  what a great challenge..I am  fixing to go check out my stash and see what ispiration , I can come up with...Cant wait to see all the  great items..

   Will get my pictures and ideas posted soon..Judy

What fun! I can't believe Kat has finished already..... Love the oufits Mena and Kat x



Can we have the coming weekend included in the challenge please to allow for those of us who work all week and can only take decent photos on a weekend?

Yeah, I'll run this until midnight, Sunday night Pacific time.  That will give everyone the weekend.
You know what would be super-awesome?  If you could send out the sneak peek newsletter12 hours earlier.  :)  Currently it hits my inbox sometime between 9pm and 10pm on Saturday night, so I only have Sunday to make something and get pics up.  Not a huge problem at the moment as we're in late summer so there's still day light after work if I don't get photos up during the weekend, but I suspect I'll be struggling lots to get photos up within the week during winter.....  :-(

My Weekly Creation (in progress, will finish by week's end): Simplicity 5408, 3 points

2 yards Tiny Dots in Fire: 10 points

Fabric has been in my stash for 2 years: 10 points


Total: 23 points


This dress also falls under the Imitation theme from last week, as I was inspired by this ModCloth dress I found on Polyvore. 

Gorgeous pattern and fabric!  I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like on you once you've finished it.  :-)
Thank you very much, Kat &  Debi! :)
YAY! LOVE this!!!!


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