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. ***
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.
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]