Monday, March 1, 2010

Operation Sewing Room, Part 2

I've managed to fit all of my fabric stash into 2 pieces of furniture.  There's a chest of drawers in the closet...

...with fabric in all 4 drawers plus scraps and swimsuit fabric in bags on top.  This is all of my knit fabric.

Then there's the vanity/dresser that has 7 drawers total.

This is my wovens, fleece, corduroy, and flannel.  The shallow drawer has a binder with patterns I've printed off the internet and various notions.  It's nice to have the fabric in drawers instead of totes.  I've made a promise to myself that I will not buy any more fabric unless it fits in these 2 pieces of furniture.  We'll see how long that lasts...

While cleaning up I came across a dress my mother sewed/smocked for me when I was a child.

This is part of what I love about sewing.  My mom put her time and love into making this for me to wear as a child.  Years (we won't go in to how many) later, my daughters are able to wear it too.  If it was a store bought dress, it wouldn't be as special to me.  Who knows?  Maybe my granddaughters will be able to wear the dress.  That is, if it makes it through B wearing it!


  1. Well done. Don't you just love an organised stash!
    Most of mine is in the plastic bags it was bought or given in!

  2. PS...The dress looks beautiful. I see where you get it from.

  3. Your stash looks awesome! I always enjoy reorganizing mine. I always find something I had forgotten. It's almost as fun as buying new fabric! That dress is lovely. Your mom is very talented!

  4. I desperately need to get my fabric closet straightened up. That dress is a real treasure!!! Beautiful!

  5. How exciting to get a sewing room of your own!

    I love the dress. I have several dresses that my Oma made for me (my mom doesn't sew.) My girls use them mainly for dress-up clothes now, but I still love seeing them wear them.


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