‘Fessing time.

Which kind are you? The one who when they run out of hangers [or hanging space even] thinks to self that they have too many clothes and perhaps they ought to stop making any more? or do you think that you are sadly lacking in hangers [and/or space] and that something ought to be done about it?I tend to the latter, no surprises there. So what do you do? Have a cull? Pack them away for another time? or just try and squeeze ‘just a few more’ in?


Regular seamstresses are notoriously mean with fabric. As in Marley and Scrooge. Scrooge bbc ***

That is why they have such large stashes I’m sure. They eek out the last bit or they keep stacks of [usually useless] bit of leftovers ‘just in case’. Admittedly there have been a few occasions when I have been very grateful for a matching piece of fabric saved for just an occasion but in the main I can’t say a lot has been called out of hiding to fulfil purpose. I do keep some interesting selvedges for trims and have actually used a couple. I also keep interesting prints of suitable fabric for making in bias binding or trim facings. However the majority lurks and I have this irrational fear of junking it thinking that the minute I do I will need it. images7H3T6IJ2 re fabric stash

It’s the same with buttons. When I do discard something, the zips and buttons have to be removed – and even then the fabric is sometime kept for something else when I have new fabric just waiting to be used. I imagine that most of you out there are smiling smugly being totally disciplined and organised yourselves – REALLY?  Come on now, ‘fess up.

Do you think I need therapy? Or could I just be perfectly normal ? [for a sewer, that is].

*** Scrooge image from that recent, brilliant BBC Dickensian. [hope a sequel is in the offing]

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9 Responses to ‘Fessing time.

  1. PERFECTLY NORMAL. Says she who has fabric enough to dress up a whole family. But I’ve been good and have not bought fabric in quite some time. Even managed to visit London without hauling yardage back home. And of course buttons and not-worn-out zippers are salvaged. As well as fabric that can be used. We’re environmentally friendly, don’t you know? 😀

    • lifeaworkinprogress.com says:

      Reading the comment below from my daughter [would you believe the cheek!] she seems to think the reference to ‘Hoarders’ will make me see the error of my ways, but I think your idea of being environmentally friendly much nicer – and to the point.

  2. Sarah Reid says:

    All of this is highly entertaining. Soon it won’t be a question of “Do I need more hangers?”
    More likely the question will be “Do we have a big enough house?”
    Have you ever seen an episode of ‘Hoarders’ or ‘Intervention’?
    It has become clear to me that you need an ‘Intervention’
    That being said, you do make some lovely things 🙂

    ps I’m only pulling your leg. I can talk – The one with a hundred chairs ready for upholstering.

  3. lifeaworkinprogress.com says:

    All I can say is ‘he who is without….. cast the first stone!!’ How’s your DOUBLE garage coming along – got it cleared yet?

  4. Sarah Reid says:

    No, where would I put all of Toms tools? And a few bits and pieces of mine whcih are highly valuable. And needed for our bottoms to sit on one day.

  5. lifeaworkinprogress.com says:

    Sounds like Tom, he gets more like your father every day!

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