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:
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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This is my third (and final, I promise!) stash busting effort - a dress made from a quilt cover. This dress was also a simple design and super quick to make. Sorry for posting all the photos here - I don't have a blog so I don't have anywhere else to share them!
Pattern: c.1970s "Quick! Butterick" 6521 that I haven't made before (3pts) and has been in my collection close to 2 years (10pts)
Material: 2 yards (10pts) of op-shopped vintage quilt cover (10pts) that I've had for at least 2 years - back in the day when I only had one box of fabric! (10pts)
Total: 43 points
My stash busting creation - "Liberty Days"
The top is made from Liberty fabric I got last year, made up into my variation of Butterick 6226 (1992), and the pants are made in a stretch cotton that recently made its way into my stash. I used the Built by Wendy pants pattern.
As for points: pants - 12.5 for fabric, 3 for pattern I've never used, 10 points for pattern Ive had for over a year, & 20 points for the vintage bias tape I used to bind the pockets = 45.5.
Top - 10 points for fabric & 10 points for pattern Ive had for over a year = 20
Total = 65.5
Pants & Blouse- 5 yds- 25 points
Blouse -simplicity 2936 -never used- 3 point
Pants Mccalls - never used -3 p0ints
Both fabrics and patterns had over 2 yrs- 10 points [? do you count it as 10 points?]
Scrap [recycled pockets from husbands old dress pants]- 20 points
Note; I thought the recycled pockets would be a quick easy pocket..WRONG... took