Sewing idea list stash game

Love my stuff

I started a resolution this year to love our stuff – all the stuff that we have around our house, from mom’s china to our pizza dough recipe book. This also includes my large wardrobe, my large scarf and accessory wardrobe and my shoes.

If it’s not loved, it gets to go somewhere it can be loved by someone else. This week, I donated seven pairs of dressy pants and my favorite Jcrew suit , all of which are now too large. I dropped them at a friend’s house who is collecting them for the Dress for Success women’s center clothes closet. They outfit a woman in need with a great new wardrobe to interview in, right down to accessories. My suit, trusty and knock-em-dead gorgeous on the right size 8-10 body, is all that. When I got there, I commented that I had all pants. But she’d just had another friend drop off 10 blouses, so we joked that her blouses + my pants = dress for success outfits!

So in the Love Our Stuff posts, weekly, I’ll post one outfit image, what other stuff we used and whom we loved it with (friends go better with cappucino, don’t you think?)

Same goes for sewing from my stash, planning things to sew from my stash – both patterns and fabric. I’m headed to Pattern Review Weekend in Chicago, with a day of shopping, and that there is a big risk to add to the stash without planning, so I’ve committed to swatching and planning what I really need, setting a budget and doing what I’m doing so well – finding time to sew every week.

By paradise

I'm Ann. I've been sewing since I was 9. My first project was a denim wrap skirt. Thrifting is a way of life for me - both eco-chic and financially savvy.

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