Purfylle: 50 Litres of Sewing Clutter - Part 4

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50 Litres of Sewing Clutter - Part 4

It turns out that 50 litres of Sewing Clutter is a LOT. I don't even want to count how many boxes I still have to go through. Well this is the last few items from this box. I've saved the best for last. 

If you are wondering what else was in the box here's the links to the first 3 posts of 50 Litres of Sewing Clutter:
Part 1Part 2 Part 3.

ugly shirt UFO with no sleeves


An ugly shirt that was begun but never finished. 

ugly white shirt with black pocket, cuffs, collar.

An ugly shirt that was finished. The sleeves were too short thanks to the class pattern block, (one of the many reasons I don't like to use other peoples patterns).

Both shirts were part of the Clothing Production course I took. I won't be keeping either. Just because I made them isn't reason enough to keep items that are essentially useless and I don't even like. I used to believe it was a good enough reason.

half stitched undershirt

A poofy sleeved under-shirt with gathered sleeves that I abandoned because it wasn't working for me. I wonder if I should try and finish it?

close up of the gathered sleeves

It turns out I have some more of the fabric so I just might.

a white fabric and ivory fabric

There was also another piece of white fabric which I'll keep.

But the final piece in the box is an old favourite. It's an ivory slip, I'm not sure when it was originally made, perhaps you know? I've had it for about 25 years and I wore it to death, I don't recall when exactly I stopped wearing this slip but it was long enough ago that I can't remember.

detail of the bodice and lace on the slip

This worn out slip no longer holds it's shape the way it used to and there are some moth holes in the front. I've held onto it all this time so I can take a pattern from it and remake it. I still want to. The question is will I?

undergarment slip


Maybe I'm crazy for hanging onto it all this time. Perhaps I'm delusional about my ever getting around to making a copy of this slip. But I still love it and there are a lot of other things I am willing to get rid of before I let go of this slip.

This post is part of a blog train hosted by Agatha from Green Issues by Agy on "I Didn't Throw It Away". We have become such a throw-away society, but there are some things in our households that we still keep. Why is that so? Perhaps this blog train (that began Dec 1, 2014) can unlock the reasons behind it! Follow the posts and read about the stories behind the things we have kept for many years and why we didn't throw them away. 





8 comments:

  1. I think I have the same issue as you in terms of actually doing things with my old clothes. I set them aside and plan, but then somehow some projects get sidelined and forgotten. So glad you shared this - thank you for joining!!

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    1. Thank you so much for inviting me to join in your blog train. If you do another please let me know :o) It's so easy isn't it to imagine we have more spare time then we really do for these types of projects.

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  2. I do that a lot, too! I keep something that is old and I'll never wear again with the excuse that I want to copy it to make a pattern... and of course I never get around to that, either! :) Lisa

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    1. We just need a bit more time - like an extra lifetime or two :o)

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  3. I have the same problem, too! We just all need to get better at organizing and making priorities so half-finished projects like this won't get forgotten.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Mira

    P.S.: I also joined the blog train, and this is my story (published on January 9) - http://www.fafafoom.com/didnt-throw-away-3-things-20-years-later/

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    1. Hi Mira, Thanks so much for coming to visit. It's so hard to prioritise the unfinished projects and let go of the ones I know I'll never do but I'm slowly working my way through. As you say it's about prioritising. I'm doing my best to make my way through the blog train posts because their all so interesting. I'm heading over to read yours now :o)

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  4. too true - just because you made it doesn't mean you need to keep it. something i keep telling myself over and over and over. great job on cleaning out a box! Now, keep motivated and get into another one!

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    1. It's so hard to let go of something you put loads of work into isn't it, even when you don't like it. Yes Ma'am, I'm off to delve into another box.

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