Day 2 of #makersforfashrev is about positive changes we've made to our creative process. For me that's a decision to take control over my fabric buying habits and concentrate more on sewing from my stash. As tempting as pretty new fabric are, the truth is - my stash is overflowing as it is! Our fabric stores are really affordable and since I don't spend money on clothes I tend to overcompensate that with fabrics. But if my cupboards are filled with more fabric than I need and I countinue to buy more, am I really that better than RTW overconsumers? No, not really. So I decided to reduce my trips to fabric stores to a couple times per year (I never buy online) and shop my stash instead. For the past year I documented all my fabric purchases with a hashtag #newstashresidents, and there's not many of them! Feels good.
The shirt I'm wearing in this photo is made with leftovers from a dress I made for a friend, and shorts are #lekala4612 made with fabric that I bought more than 10 years ago, before I even started sewing!!! Once you tell yourself that buying more is not an option it's amazing how you find a new potential in what you already have!
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