Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sewing Room

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.


  1. I still can't believe you blogged THREE times and I totally missed out on it! I'm scared that my record for checking your blog out all the time might be in jeopardy! *gasp*

    Your room just amazing! It looks so better than MY sewing room... which looks like a combination between a volcano and a tornado of cloth. Its sad. But why are we talking about me again? YOUR rooms looks organized! Any tips or pointers for the less neat and orderly? Anyway, lovely job!

    Get a tan!


  2. i'm super jealous of your workspace. i don't have anywhere dedicated just for sewing, i have to switch everything around on my desk all the time. but that dress is gorgeous! it took me a while to figure out what was going on, but i love that the waistband is made by folding out the white squares! awesome work!

  3. Gosh girl, you have 2 sewing machines and a serger!?!
    All I need is a serger and i'm set...but I'm so jealous!!;)
    Nahhh...I'm happy for ya girl!
    But the magic doesn't come from machines or a style of fabrics.....the Magic comes from you Miss Addie!!! Only you sweetheart;)



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