Before you think I'm a complete freak, I like to have a plan when I'm traveling, but it doesn't mean that I have to follow the plan. I like that it's there and it's something that we can do if we want to. I don't want to be stuck wanting to do something, but having no idea what because I didn't do my research. It's completely true if I'm traveling somewhere new or with someone who hasn't been there before. Usually, I'll have a plan and I don't follow it, mostly.
When I started my blog, the direction of my blog was to make Copy Kats of clothing I liked, particularly Mod Cloth because they were expensive if I wanted a closet full of their clothes. I knew I needed to build my foundation before I was able to make the Copy Kats.
As I was building my foundation, I was bored and I wanted to find another direction. That got me stuck. WTF was I going to do? I've always wanted to have a complete wardrobe. I've had this desire long before I started sewing and it never really subsided. Naturally, I thought that that was my direction of my blog. It makes it easier for me to focus.
I've debated whether I wanted to self draft my complete wardrobe for no other reason then that I will draft my complete wardrobe. I really like this idea, but I'm not going to be a complete hard ass. I'll draft some and I'll use some patterns. My pattern stash is small compared to my fabric stash, but I'm not in love with all of them. I don't want to be limited by my pattern stash. I most definitely don't want to buy more. I'm at the point where I want to use things from my stash both for patterns and fabric.
Every year, I like to organize my fabric. Not just for cleaning purposes, but it gets me reacquainted with my fabric stash. This time, I also organized my pattern stash and I measured my fabric pieces. Man oh man, that was eye opening. Let's get to the pattern first. I realized that I have multiples of the same pattern, but from different companies. I hit myself, because I was aimlessly buying patterns and I wasn't being thoughtful at curating my stash at all. So, I decided that I have enough patterns and I have some pattern making/manipulation skills to not need to buy more.
My fabric stash. It's ridiculous! I have 255 2/3 yards of fabric! WTF! So yea, I'll be stash busting and not buying more! Such an eye opener. I'm in Fabrics Anonymous, and I haven't bought fabric in over 6 months!