5th Annual Stashbusting Fast Kickoff


Every January for the past 4 years Sew Much Talent has challenged our group to not purchase fabric and sew from our existing stash.  Last year, we added the element of fasting  pattern purchases as well.  This has been quite challenging, yet fun and rewarding as we get to behold the fruit of our labor, all while diminishing our ever growing fabric/pattern stashes and making room for more. 
Our team invites you to join the group this month if you think you can refrain from buying fabric and patterns for A WHOLE MONTH. Yikes!
However, it is truly worth it. 
Before you decide, here are the rules:
  1. The fast  begins  on Sunday, January 3rd and ends on Saturday, January 30th.
  2. Follow the garments to sew each week , i.e. Week 1-Tops, etc.
  3. Each week starts on Sunday  at 12am, EST and ends on Saturday at 11:59pm.
  4. 80% of project  must come from your stash. 20% can be purchased additionally to use for fabric for lining, contrasts, notions, etc.
  5. YOU CANNOT PURCHASE COMMERCIAL OR PDF PATTERNS DURING THE FAST PERIOD. However, you may create your own pattern .
  6. Post all pics  of makes and details in the designated group album.
  7. Post to Instagram.  Use the hashtag #SewMuchTalent 
  8. No limits on how many  garments to sew each week.
  9. WHATEVER YOU DO- HAVE SEW MUCH FUN!
Below is the schedule for the month.  Each week, I will share more details about the week ahead. 


Week 1- Top That! --- Sew any kind of top you can think of, button-ups, blouses, sweaters (not outerwear), bras, etc.

Week 2- Bottom Up!--- This week you are asked to sew pants, skirts, panties, etc .

Week 3- Best Dressed- Create your favorite dress  patterns during this week.

Week  4- Final Act--- This week will be a hodgepodge of outerwear, accessories, or any other thing you can think of using fabric. 

Our hope is that this will encourage you to use the fabric you have from your stash, get creative, and for some to get your 'sew jo' back. 


From the SMT Team,
Happy Sewing!
Happy New Year!

 

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