Monday, January 05, 2009

2008 stats

Fabric In:89.25 yds
Fabric Out:86.875 yds

Garments made for me: 35
Garments made for other people in my family: 9

'Donations': 1

Things made for friends:1 set flannel waterbed sheets

Miscellaneous Church-Related Sewing:
1 Loes Hinse Weekender Bag for missions fundraiser
24 chair back slipcovers

Church-related Costuming:
2 pairs black linen ratty 'pirate pants'
1 swashbuckling linen coat
2 rayon/linen pull-over shirts
1 longish multi-buttoned waistcoat vest
1 truly hideous Coat of Many Colors
1 Men's Bible costume
2 Women's Bible Costumes
mending of multiple costume pieces!

Costuming for the 2008 High School Musical, Pippin:
6 silver lame' pull-over shirts
6 gold lame' pull-over shirts
1 full-length metallic print/velvet trimmed vest
1 knit mock turtleneck metallic print stretch velvet top
Team Effort:
19? (I lost count) hooded robes
14? (I didn't count) pairs doe suede pull-on pants
6 pairs metallic-on-black-stretch velvet pull on pants(that were later struck)
Long lady's vest w/metallic print godets
1 set leg flounces (dunno what else to call them)

I didn't get anything at all productive done yesterday; the black tops are still on the 'to do' list. But I did, at least, finish everything I started in '08...with the exception of a few costume pieces that just got put on a back burner. They are, however, cut out, and when the timing is right I'll pull 'em out and sew 'em up.

So I was 2 3/8 yards short of parity. I've pulled the index cards for three very cheap pieces of knit that I will fetch out of the bins and cheerfully put in the donate bag and probably never'll add up to 5 7/8 yards out. So I'll actually finish lower than I started, which is good. We'll see how I do this year.

One of the things that surprised me was that I bought considerably less fabric this year than I have for a long time (when I label 89.5 yards of fabric 'considerably less', you know stash accumulation has been an issue!). It's the first time since I began keeping records of my purchases, back in 2004, that I purchased less than 100 yards. So perhaps I am finally learning some constraint! Not to mention I ran out of places to put it...

Anyway, I'm off to clean my slate for a new year!


  1. Not bad for the year! You were pretty close to parity, too. Good luck in the New Year!

  2. Okay if I could get to purchasing under 100 yards of fabric a year I would know that I was reaching nirvana! You did good girl with the parity issues!!!