So, yeah...here are the plain, unaltered stats:
Fabric In: 97.875 yds
Fabric Out: 37.375 yds
Last fabric purchase: 11/29/12
Garments made for me: 17
Garments made for other family members: 4
Home Dec Items: 1
Wadders, er, Unintentional muslins: 1
"Donations" : - 0
Muslins: - 1
Miscellaneous Church sewing:
10 metallic mesh knit 'Chain mail' hoods
2 Blousey laced-front linen shirts
Team effort: Um, 10? Bias-bound tabbards
I did a bit of volunteer sewing, so I guess that adds up to more than the fabric out total shows, but still...that's sad.
So, basically, I am putting myself on a fabric buying freeze for a while. There's no sense in buying more to put in bins; the bins are full.
Unless, of course, I manage to crank out some garments and make some room. Then...well, we'll see...
But I've already got 3 yards in for this year. I won three yards of a lovely light grey wool crepe from the lovely, talented and very generous Rhonda Buss . Actually, I'm fudging just a bit, because the package actually arrived late in the day on Dec. 31st. I just didn't let myself open it until the first, so it is on this year's tally instead of last year's.
I know, I know...pitiful, right? But I did maintain 'under 100 yards in' last year. Barely. By fudging just a wee.
Anyway, My Dear Darling Sweet Baboo gave me a sewing gift for Christmas: a copy of Elizabeth Allemong's European Cut manual. I've skimmed through it already...wow. Even if I never take all 38 measurements and do the graphing-style pattern draft, it has already opened my eyes to some fitting tweaks...and I love that the illustrations for the measuring instructions use a figure that is not a size 00. I'd really like to draft slopers from the instructions but...yeah, that time thing.
Oh, my manual is even autographed, and came with a letter of encouragement. I really hope I get to work on it.
Off to bring the sidebars up to date...Happy New Year, everyone!