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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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Thankyou Charolette.. You are too sweet. the out fit is much cutier

in person.. [Pictures and me stink,lol].   I am doing the  spring palette

challenge that is where the capri set came from..  I am so

ready to see spring.. Happy Sewing. Judy

I love this top Judy - the sleeves are great!
Thankyou Meg..
The sleeves are cute! Great outfit:)
Thanks Adey..

   I also made this summer outfit this week. Enjoyed the summery look ...with all the snow

on the ground.. Thanks Mena for a wonderful challenge. This was a new pattern I had never used

and fabric I had in my stash for a couple years. Fabric used-6yds

this is a great outfit - I love asymetrical things, gives a nice edge, I haven't thought about summer yet, it will be nice to do dresses!

Hey guys, thought I'd tally up my outfit here too!


3 yards of fabric = 15

vintage/op shopped fabric = 10

pattern that's never been used = 3

pattern/fabric that I've had for more than a year = 10

No scraps = 0


Total = 37


It's soooooooooo amazing how many of you are sewing along! Love it!

I really like this - I read your post about why you don't but I think the blue and gold is lovely and you look very good

Here I am, photo at last!  OK, here goes:


10 points  upcycled/thrifted for a bargain bin remnant (?)

10 points for 2 yards used

3 points for a pattern never used before

10 points for a pattern I've had for over a year (have had it for just over 2 years, since my new job) 

20 points for a scrap used as a tie belt


TOTAL:  53 points!


I've made this top for our 'dress down' days at work.  I don't like wearing hoodies or t-shirts and thought I'd be different! 


Ilove the sleeves, I agree, MUCH nicer than a hoodie

Thanks Charlotte!  I think this is my favourite thing up to now as it just came together so easily - but maybe I'm just up and running with the sewing now.  


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