Sunday, February 10, 2013

A matter of semantics

Please ignore the daft look on my face, my paint-spattered jeans, and my ridiculous pink flip-flops. There was something going cooking on the stove behind me, and I was afraid it would boil over - leaving me time for the quickest photo ever!

So, this is another Burda 11-2012-136A top. (My first one here.) I cut it out in 2012, and finally finished stitching it up a week or so ago.

In my mind, this doesn't count for the Stashbusting Sewalong, which is fine - seems reasonable, blah blah, blah.

On the other hand, I'm evidently an idiot - because here's what my pledge reads:

I commit to using 25 pieces of stash fabric in 2013. I also commit to buying new fabric only if I will use it up right away.

Not 25 garments. 25 pieces of stash fabric. Which means the fabric must be used to a point where no other garments are possible with what's left. (The leggings therefore now don't count as a full use, since I think I can eke out a tank top from the rest.)

Stupid, stupid Reethi. Way to make your life extra hard. :)



5 comments:

Lynn (YSG!) said...

Bah. Write another pledge and have some chocolate. =)

seamrippedblog said...

Yikes! I'm a chronic fabric over estimator (I like to buy enough to have insurance in case I mess up), so your challenge would be the death of me. So brave! On the other hand, by the end of the year it'll be as if you made a designer collection.

Gillian said...

Hey Reethi, could you send me an email at crafting.a.rainbow.blog@gmail.com so that we can email you details about the meetup? Thanks! (Unless I already ask you to and you did... in which case I'd better search my inbox better!)
;)

Clio said...

If you really want to get technical about semantics, you didn't say "complete pieces of fabric as cut in the stash". So, from my point of view, 2 yards of a 4 yard cut would be "a piece of fabric".

West Coast Boomer said...

you hsve such a great smile. If you hadn't mentioned the flip flops - - I would never have noticed them/ However if it is any consolation...they DO seem to match your top!mmicsy