Clearing out my (fabric) closet

There seems to be a general move towards de-cluttering in the online sewing and knitting community at the moment.

Kristin, Karen, and Andrea have all written so eloquently on the subject, that I have nothing erudite to add.

This air of spring-cleaning, coupled with my ponderings on how I’m going to renovate our home, The Husband’s new job, and the recent acquisition via my friends of some lovely fabrics have all been milling around in my head.  Throw in Colette’s Wardrobe Architect series, and you have the perfect catalyst for a fabric and pattern de-stash session.

Destash 2-1

Some of the fabrics in my stash, and the one’s from my friends, still very firmly sit within my newfound sense of what I want to sew and wear.

Some do not, even though I loved them at the time of purchase.

It’s all about the colour and the pattern, and, whilst I’m sad that I didn’t get to make them, I’m delighted with this new clarity.

So, now have a pile of fabric and patterns that need new homes.

Over the next week or so I’ll get them all photographed and priced, work out, as best as I can the fabric content, and post them here.  There might be something you’d like.

In the meantime, I need to get my act together and start some selfish sewing for me (even though I have the cutest fabrics for Button) as my summer wardrobe is non-existent, and I have no excuse now.  I also want to clear the way for the new fabrics I’m looking forward to purchasing once I’ve sewn some of the lovelies I have winking at me from the corner!


9 Responses to Clearing out my (fabric) closet

  1. K-Line says:

    It’s about time you do some sewing for you! Those children get all of your gorgeous efforts 🙂 Can’t wait to see your fabrics, as you photo and list them. I’m going to try very hard to resist, what with my not-insignificant current stash, but that doesn’t mean I can’t be tempted. Also, resisting isn’t my forte!

    • Evie says:

      I agree it’s time to sew for me. The cupboard is bare and I have no excuse. Roll on the end of half term! 😉

  2. Look forward to seeing what you make! And your stash sale – why is fabric belonging to other people so interesting?!

  3. Wow, fabric. It is always good to have a declutter and some “what was I thinking” moments. Am feeling your pain re: summer clothes. I have no summer fabrics though it is always doubtful if we will need them. Xx

    • Evie says:

      It’s been surprisingly lovely here today…it won’t last. But even the moths have moved out of my wardrobe so I really need to do something about it! 😉

  4. Anne W says:

    All the best with the de-cluttering & selfish sewing. I need to get cracking on more for me too, but there’s this rather large pile of sewing for others that keeps growing on my sewing table.

    • Evie says:

      I have a pile of stuff for Button and The Husband (strangely Boy’s cupboards are overflowing…no idea how that happened), but they can jolly well wait…or I’ll be running around in rags!

  5. beth says:

    Oh I need to do this. Since I ‘took over’ the spare room entirely and it now just my studio space, I feel I need to move as much of ‘my stuff’ into it to free up the rest of the house. (Recently, this includes a very old family brass double bed frame!!). Sadly, it doesn’t all fit so things need to go and I plan to start with unused fabric. Bet it feels good to have it done though, I always feel better after I’ve re-homed things, even if I struggle to part with them at the time. Bethx

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