Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fabric and Plans

I usually try to stay on top of the whole clothes thing for the kids. I hate, hate, hate, buying full price for clothes. It seems silly to buy most clothing items at all since I have a sewing machine, a serger, and a goodly amount of fabric on hand. Even though it's only the end of July, I've been thinking about what I need to get done, sewing-wise. Eli is set, I think. I don't know how he ended up with so many clothes, but it's less for me to do! Reese is going to need just about everything.

So what do I have at my disposal? One copy of Kwik Sew's Sewing for Children. I have the Fishsticks Emmy which can be seen here: I'm waiting for some knits from a co op. I'm thinking I'll want a few of the Emmy shirt, leggings, a hooded shirt or two, some comfy flannel pants, a plain long sleeved shirt or two. And maybe we'll fill in with a couple ready-to-wear shirts, but we shall see. It's been suggested that the winter weather here is like fall back in WI, so I think my plan will work.

I'd really like to sew up a bunch from my fabric stash. Since I'm waiting for MORE fabric, I need to free up some space. There must be balance between my fabric addiction and the amount of room I have for storage!

I do miss having so much fabric at my disposal though. The other day I went to start a batch of cloth pads and realized that I destashed all my velour. Oops! I have some in the works, some awesome swirly dyed stuff from a lovely friend back in Appleton. So there are solutions. I've been more mindful in my fabric purchases too, trying really hard to buy with a project in mind instead of just buying because it's a good deal.

So I'll be busy. I'm also looking at a home made Christmas this year. I'd love to get others to join me, but I realize that not everyone gets happy making things. That's okay. Anyone who does want to exchange home made gifts, drop me a line or a comment. :)


  1. If there's anything you need that you can't make (HA!):

  2. I have heard about this! As I understand it, they have a fall sale too? I think I'll definitely check this out. Thanks!