Hello dear readers,
As I was organising my fabric stash this weekend I was wondering about the way others sewists plan their sewing.
I want to know if you choose a fabric before a specific pattern
or you buy the pattern and them hunt for fabric?
For me, 99% of the time fabric comes first! That is mainly because where I live. The local fabric shops are very expensive and poor of choices so I must gather what I can on fabric shopping trips. So rarely my outfit starts with the pattern. It’s all about fabric first.
During those shopping trips, I either got a little wish ‘list’ or I just buy what I fancy in hopes for a inspiring moment later. When there is a pattern I fancy doing, I would go “fishing” in my stash!
If you wondered what metreage I go without a pattern in mind, I keep it simple:
Fitted Skirt: 1m- / Semi fitted skirt: 1.20m
Dresses:1.50- 2m ( long sleeves)
Jackets and Pants:3m
How about you. Pattern or Fabric first?