Maker Monday: 2016 #VintagePledge

I’m not the only one who loves to make things…

The world (and Internet) is full of makers. That’s why I’ve joined the 2016 Vintage Pledge. Thanks to fellow blogger Raven Gemini of Revisionist Vintage, I actually remembered that the Vintage Pledge is a thing, and signed up for it.

The basics are thus:

Sewists and knitters around the globe commit to using vintage or reproduction patterns to make a number of things of their choosing. They share their projects on a dedicated Pinterest board, and use the #VintagePledge hashtag, and eventually there are prizes and such. It’s a great way to see what other people are up to. I’m in it for the inspiration.

vintage pledge 2016So here’s my #VintagePledge:

I, Megan, pledge to make at least three vintage style garments, using fabric and patterns I already own.

This is what’s known in the crafty world as “stash busting.” As a person with very limited storage space, I’m sure my fabric stash pales in comparison to many. This is fine by me. I want to be a person who uses fabric, not a person who stores it. I have two dresser drawers devoted to fabric, and I try hard to keep it strictly to that. However, lately it’s been getting a little crammed in there. There are some pieces I’ve been saving for “something special” which so far seems to mean, “the inside of this drawer.” It’s time for them to live their best life.

This should be fun.

One thought on “Maker Monday: 2016 #VintagePledge

  1. Do it! Do the thing!

    Also, I’m so glad you’re claiming this is my fault, because you’re so much more prolific at actually finishing garments than I am.

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