Sewing It or Throwing It: is it working?
Let’s look at the numbers.
In July of 2015 I had 155 untried patterns, and now I have 176.
What Happened! I was supposed to be reducing, not collecting!
Maybe a chart will help, let’s make one.
July 2015 January 2016
dresses 58 74
coats/jackets/outerwear 14 17
outfits/combo packs 10 14
pants 7 9
shirts 7 13
kid clothes 9 6
rompers 3 same
swimsuits 4 same
maternity 1 same
craft items 4 same
skirts 23 20
sleepwear 2 same
menswear 6 4
wedding gowns 2 same
kimono 1 0
Where did all these new patterns come from?! Well there was that time I bought a box of random from eBay…and there were all those times I found patterns at the thrift store…and that time I offered my Throw pile to a friend and accidentally ended up with her Throw pile in exchange…
The obvious problem is dresses. I need to make more.
Good job on eliminating the kimono category tho.
I see two ways to proceed for the coming year:
1) Knock out the smaller categories. Like, make all the rompers, all the swimsuits, and all the crafts. And get rid of the kids’ clothes patterns, they’re all dresses anyway. And the dog patterns, I don’t even have a dog.
2) Keep on making whatever I feel like.
One might say, “What about Option 3, make things you actually need?” to which I say, “BORRRRRRRRRING!”
Another way to proceed: go back in time.
So far my most heavily Sewn decades have been the 1960’s and the 2010’s. Haven’t sewn up any patterns from the 1940’s or 1950’s. Maybe I’ll go there this year.
But maybe not. As my friend HRM says, Hemlines Not Deadlines.