Thursday, July 3, 2014

Resistance is Futile

See this fabric?

This is the fabric that made me give in and join Summer Stashbust 2014.

I suck at diets - the fabric AND food varieties.  I also was very hesitant to join because fabric shopping has basically been therapeutic for me.  And let's face it, there's been enough shit going on in my life that I need all of the therapy I can get :)

Well, enter this fabric. I picked it up on a recent trip to Vogue Fabrics. I saw it across the room, hanging in the remnant section. It was beautiful. It spoke to me. I knew right away that it wanted to be made into an amazing summer dress. I could see it in my mind.  I swooped in, snatched it up and brought it home.

And forgot about it.

I can't believe I did that, but I completely forgot about it.  I only came across it when hunting for another fabric I purchased on that excursion for a project.

Would you stop taking pictures so I can sit on this already?

Something needs to change, and I think it's best if I at least try out this stash diet.  Can't fail if I don't try!

I also found out that I can still go to the fabric store and still get the "therapeutic" benefits, just by purchasing thread or patterns or other things to help me work through the stash. It's just the act of going that does it for me.

I will say that all bets are off if a certain fabric that I've been eying up at Mood for months now goes on sale (I'm looking at you Ralph Lauren blue paisley silk chiffon). But until then, let the stash busting commence!


  1. Ooo that's a pretty one! You do like that paisley shape, don't you? I'm embarrassed to say I've done the same thing - completely forgotten about some piece of fabric and I had an exciting plan for at the time of purchase . . .

    1. I haven't really thought about it, but I guess I am a paisley fan :) And, I'm always happy to hear I'm not alone in my fabric forgetfulness. Oh well, now's my chance to get better!

  2. Hehehe, I've done it too! And I'm totally off the wagon with my self-imposed stash diet. I've never been good at diets either :-) But I think you get a free pass, since it's been a rough year for you.

    1. And I was trying to be so good the beginning of this year and stick to the stash diet you had organized! I think my free pass is over - I'm just so annoyed with my clutter now that I need to take some time and work through what I have. (But never say never)