I barely sewed one third of the fabric I purchased, which happens to be the highest yearly fabric acquisition since 2007 -- nearly twice what I bought in 2010 -- coupled with my lowest cumulative production since I started tracking this stuff back in '03.
Not sure why I felt so compelled to purchase so much fabric when I wasn't sewing that much; I don't know if I haven't really gotten my brain around the fact that my available sewing time has cut dramatically with the part time job (which I've been on for 3 years now; it's about time my subconscious got a clue) or if I was just caught up in dreaming. Still, 74% of my sewing was from new purchases, so I did work at sewing what was coming in. I just had way more coming in than I could keep up with.
And, part of the issue was, of course, the weight thing that made fitting a challenge. TNTs suddenly weren't very True any more, and I didn't have time available to redraft and retest.
Hence the large number of knit garments in last years 'finished' list.
So...what about the new year?
In my heart, I know I can NOT purchase fabric at the rate I was buying last year. And if my sewing doesn't increase, I really don't need to purchase any fabric for the next 24 months.
Can I just say...not realistic? as she laughs just a little hysterically...
So, I made a deal with myself. I will allow myself to purchase up to the amount I sewed *this* year, providing I *need* the fabric made up immediately.
Oh, that will be hard. But, in all honesty, I have a large stash of VERY lovely fabric. Aside from something unforseen (such as a new color for church choir), I should be able to sew pretty much from stash.
And make some pretty things. Especially knits...at least for the first few months. Who knows...I may yet figure out a SWAP wardrobe...