Sewing has always been something I wish I could do but never had the time or place to do it. I would set up the sewing machine on the kitchen table, but had to clear it away by the end of the day. It meant I had to hurry through projects and that use to put me off. Now I have my own room (since all our children have left home). This means I can set up a permanent sewing table and sew whenever I feel like it.
This is my "new" room. I only have half the room so far, there is a large 6 foot fish tank on the other wall that needs to be moved at some point in time (when that is removed, bookcases will line the entire wall for my mini library). As you can see (in this messy shot) I have my computer/work desk and next to me is my new sewing table. It works really well and I feel much more motivated about sewing. My husband put the table together which caused great stress as the instructions were very poor!
On Easter Saturday, Spotlight (the store that sells the best range of fabrics in Australia) had a 40% discount on their all fabrics. I bought 11 different pieces. The bottom three are for winter (2 are woollen). I now have some material to undertake my projects. I have also bought myself the necessary sewing equipment like pins, scissors, tape measures, cotton etc... and these are all organised in my cupboard so I don't have to hunt for anything. Having ones own space really does make a huge differences, to many anyway.
|I just loved this Japanese lawn, very soft, make perfect dresses.|
I have made this skirt a few times (B) so feel quite comfortable making it. It has darts, a split and a zip, all challenging for a junior seamstress! This time I am going to add lace near the bottom. Still not quite sure how I am going to attach it? Any ideas?? It will be perfect to wear to work
This one is a flip skirt with 2 layers. I am currently making the short version as my test - to see how it works and fits. Once any problems are solved I can use the more expensive fabric to make the longer skirt. This is a great pattern - one skirt which can be worn two ways!!
I am feeling much more comfortable about sewing these days and see myself sewing in the evenings when I come home from work as everything will be waiting for me and I won't have to put things away at night. Hopefully I will start to make more complex outfits and move into making dresses and tops. Things I have avoid up to now.
|In my house no sewing project is complete unless the "supervisor" is near by. She has fallen asleep watching me sew!! She finds lying on the table too cold and prefers some fleecy fabric to keep her warm.|