Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I had this picture on my camera, and while I meant to take better photos of my sewing room, this will have to do. I didn't put up the drop cloth behind my sewing table yet... and I don't know if I ever will get around to that, haha. But in this photo you can see my serger on the right, and then a couple sewing machines. Behind that, there's a shelf unit with fabric, thread, notions, a heat gun, and various other tools. Next to that you can see an ironing board--which isn't set up most of the time, I just have it there when I'm doing larger projects--and Doris, my dress form. Behind the ironing board there's more shelves, with more fabric (surprised? I have loads of it.), and then a mini ironing board on top of that. Also on the shelves are a some bins & containers, filled with patterns, paint, and old mock-ups.
So, yeah. That's where the magic happens. Oh! I almost forgot to talk about what Doris is wearing! This is a dress I made from a pattern (Vogue, but I can't remember the number). It was a pain to make: all those pintucks! I was a good seamstress & ironed (if you know my sewing habits, you'll know that I usually never iron until the end), but man, it was a headache. I brought it with me on this trip, though, so I'll try to post a picture of me wearing it. (It looks better on me, especially now that it's fully ironed, hemmed, & otherwise pretty much done.)
Oh, goodness. It looks really messy. We're maybe going to paint it eventually, white & green (like my room!). And it really doesn't look too bad in real life. You'll just have to trust me on that one.