It sounds like an age away, but in sewing terms this is not very long at all! Just to add that bit more stress to my life, I have decided to make most, if not all, of this years Christmas presents.
There are a few reasons for this;
- Most of the kids and some of the adults I make for actually wear the stuff I make, or so I think. Maybe they just dress up in said item for an obligatory photo!
- I like the challenge of making a variety of items that I wouldn’t normally make. I am talking here of girlie clothes, I have 4 nieces!
- My fabric stash is out of control. It needs to be used, as space is at a premium in our shoebox Sydney apartment.
- I am skint! Christmas is a horrifyingly huge expense. The sheer enormity of it makes me feel a bit sick. So to make something quite lovely from a piece of fabric I bought at a bargain price makes me do a little personal hi-5.
Of course my time doesn’t count, if that had a cost value in this challenge, each item would cost at least a hundred dollars. But I thought I would keep a record, just to see what the true cost of Christmas is for us. I love a challenge and as an ex-producer I really love a budgeting spreadsheet (sad but true!)
Here is a tiny selection of the base fabric I have to go at.
Wish me luck!