My Sewing Room

Monday, 30 April 2012

There's still not a lot of sewing going on around here.  I'm home from work sick (can't remember the last time a bucket was an essential accessory) but daytime TV is doing my head in so I thought I'd show you my newly updated sewing room.  Last week's public holiday turned out to be a building day, rather than a sewing day, but I'm not complaining.  I should probably have tidied up before I took the photos!

 I hadn't realised how plain the room looks

Oh look - there's the vacuum cleaner...and a stubby holder. 

I can't tell you how much I love all that storage and the beautiful big cutting table.  It's not finished yet - holes need to be cut in the bench top for the machine leads, the buffet (side table) needs to come out and there are some built in shelves going in eventually as well.  And it needs some colour, I'd love some prints from Etsy but we'll have to see how the budget goes.  We still need to work out what we'll put on the top of the cutting table, at the moment it's an old piece of laminate, but I'll sort that out later.

So what have I been able to do?  Well I've started a refashioning project, cut out three pairs of PJ pants for my youngest and OOP McCall's 5630 is on the go for me.

And just as I was congratulating myself on how well my shirt was going, this happened.

Total rookie mistake - added the extra length for the waist but not for the hem.

Me Made May kicks off tomorrow - are you ready?


katherine h said...

That is a lovely big sewing must enjoy having all that room to sew.

Sassy T said...

Am so envious and dream of a big cutting table.

fabric epiphanies said...

I would love to have all that room for sewing especially with a teenage daughter now muscling in on my tiny space.

Since it is a sewing space why not cover some canvases with fabric to give your fantastic space a bit of colour!

Sharon said...

Envy icon where are you? Love your sewing space and like the idea from fabric epiphanies for your walls.

Rookie mistakes really take the wind out of you but we are all capable of doing those.

Hope you are feeling better and I'm as ready as I can be for MMM12!!

Littlemissairgap said...

I just read your comment on Retromummy's blog and I just wanted to say I love your analogy of a blog being a "highlight reel". So true!

Bernice said...

What a fabulous space. It's like a blank canvas just waiting for a bit of artistry.

Carolyn said...

Wow, what an amazing sewing room you have! I'm envious! but I'm also looking forward to seeing how you jazz it up over time. :)