Monday, January 22, 2018

2018 Projected Plan and # Make 9 # Use 9

This is my first post of 2018.

My interpretation of #Make 9 # Use 9 includes sewing, needlework, home decor, organizational projects and craft projects using what I have in my stash. I am a multi-crater and my blog reflects what I enjoy.

Here is my projected plan, patterns and fabrics will be decided later:
1.     Skirts or pants
2.     Dress or dresses
3.     Jacket, coat or vest
4.     Home Project- to be determine
5.     Complete or give away all UFO
6.     Other- to be determine later

# Make 9 has been around for a couple of years. # Use 9, I believe this is its first year. There is a lot of information regarding Make 9 (You Tube) and #Use 9 on Instagram.

I like both concepts, however after years of attempting to sew with a plan and joining sew-a-longs without success, (except for Faye” skirts sew-a- long and Tops sew-a-long) I realize that it does not work for me because I feel pressured and the next thing you know I begin to feel overwhelm and I walked away from the project.

Sewing is fun, it’s a hobby and life is too short for me to use my time participating in sewing related events that brings me stress instead of joy. With that said, I really wish I could successfully participate in sewing related events, because of the results and it may take me out of my comfort zone.

Anyway, I like the concept of #make 9 and #use 9 and I will be using fabric from my stash and patterns from my stash. I will buy notions and lining if needed; except for fabric I will be buying to sew a gown for a formal event in May. More about that later.

My fabric and pattern stash is out of control and it began to overwhelm me instead of bringing me joy and enjoyment.  
I will never be able to sew up all the fabrics and patterns I own, so, with that realization I took charge of my fabrics and pattern stash. I started to evaluate the need for the fabric prior to purchase, I did the same with patterns. This lead to a decreased in fabric and pattern purchase from 100% to 20%.

Although my stash remains large the fact that my level of awareness was heightened brought me relief and some enjoyment because I know that this is going to be a slow process to decrease the amount of fabric I have. More on that later.


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