Monday, September 15, 2014

Sewing Bloggers Room Tour

I belong to a wonderful group of sewing bloggers, who are based in Wellington NZ (Hence the name WSBN - Wellington Sewing Bloggers Network. We are challenged by the mighty Gemma  to take picture of our sewing rooms on a day in July and post a room on our blog. Thanks to the Crafty Mermaid  for making me go next.
 My sewing room(s) tour starts here.
My sewing space

This is my sewing area in my share of our upstairs lounge. On the right is my cutting table, then my desk with my machines, my treads and a book case with my notions and material.
Bookcase of fabric
I have had periods when the bookcase held beautifully folded material in neat piles, but this isn't one of them. I used to have another book case, but decided it blocked the light so removed it from here. This means all my boxes of notions etc had no home so things got shoved around a bit.  The curtains are the last of my 12 tablecloths from our wedding. Curtains might be exaggerating a bit as they are held up with boxes, but they block the fabric hoarding from visitors.  Did I mention that I have a few more piles of fabric - damm Gemma and her demand for honesty in this post.
Curtain fabric under the couch
So this is my upholstery fabric on rolls under the couch downstairs. Its about 30 meters of curtain fabric mostly from the local plunket fabric sale and some for upholstering a bench seat should I ever be bored. I'm a sucker for sad fabric left at end of sales - they call to me and tell me to take them home.
fabric box under cutting table
This is a mix of decorating fabric and sheets for making muslins, and the box on the right is knit fabric bought before I focused on the quality of the materials I was sewing on. So a mix of polyester and merino. Mostly for making sweatshirts. Doesn't that sound like I've made more then 1 of them in my life to date? Anyway. For extra bonus you can see the train tracks that make up the obstacle course on the way to my half of space.
Bits and bobs

This is my mending pile, pictures waiting to be hung, muslin, linings, interfacing and a spare curtain that I use as reference to make sure I'm sewing curtain things on the right way around. Just above this is the cupboard waiting for repair before I can store these away. It needs a roof.

Sad empty cupboard waiting for fabric
 I have a vague recollection of Gemma saying we should write about what we are planning on sewing next. I prefer to have a range of options to choose from, depending on my mood.

WIP Pile
This is my work in progress pile. I've cut a few things out for when I get inspired to sew but can't be bothered starting anything from the beginning.The current pile consists of an Oliver & S Red Riding Hood cape and two of their bucket hats. Plus one a line summer skirt - no rush on that as Wellington summer is a while away.

Now its over to  The Dreamstress for tomorrows tour. Enjoy and Happy Sewing!


1 comment:

  1. Hehe. Comparatively speaking, your fabric stash IS in need piles! And why hide it from visitors? They should get to enjoy it too!

    I love the thread displays above your sewing machine. Pretty and practical! That's one of the huge regrets about my sewing space - it's so bright and sunny that I can't put anything out or on the walls for more than a week without it fading in the NZ sun.