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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Up and Running

I finally have my sewing room ready for operation!  Aesthetically there is plenty of room for improvement, but practically it is great.  Have a tour....

My new desk, it's wide enough for 2 (or even 3) machines, but not very deep so I can put the presser foot cables down the back, and there is plenty of room in the front drawers for various sewing notions.  I think I will make one into thread storage if I can find the right dividers.  Quite proud of myself for managing to put this together - if the people who wrote self assembly furniture instructions moved over to Burda we would all be much happier!  I'll probably get a chair on wheels in the future, but for now our old kitchen stools work fine and can be raised if I want to sit at the higher cutting table.




I'm making good use of the bay window area as a pressing station.  Admittedly it's a bit of a Heath Robinson arrangement with a folded ironing board propped up on a spare folding table, but it is stable, at the right height and saves space.



The other corner for my dressform, and those are full closets all along the right hand side for storing everything.  One has been pinched by my husband but that is probably a good thing and will stop me filling it up with fabric.



I'm making progress on my jacket, I'm at the slow and boring end bit, feel free to give me some virtual encouragement / kick in the pants to get it finished!

32 comments:

Monika Magdalena said...

Beautiful studio and the jacket looks great

Createlas said...

Nice place for sewing and your jacket realy is worth finishing!

T. Sedai said...

Your new sewing space looks very functional! I would love to have your window/pressing station area. And your jacket looks fab so far! Can't wait to see the finished version soon.

Louise said...

Loving your sewing room, alas I have an old desk in the bedroom, and can only dream of my little oasis like yours. Your jacket looks great. Why not put out your next project on your table, to spur you onto the finishing line, it works for me.
louise

Judith said...

I am in awe of your sewing room - well done! Love the window seat ironing area - great use of space...J

Katharine said...

Hi Allison, wow that is a wonderful sewing room you have there, such a step up from the smaller area (or so it appeared) two homes ago. Nice that you have such a glorious space with a bay window, and what a clever arrangement ot prop up the pressing station to the right height. Always good to have a window, and a place to rest the eyes. I love the Buddha hanging.

Lori said...

Allison, what a great sewing space, wonderful light and view, too. I can't wait to see you jacket completed, looks great already.

Kristine said...

Wow, I am jealous! Natural light, streamlined, and THOSE CHAIRS!!! Great jacket, what are you waiting for???

Reethi said...

Get it done, Allison! :)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Your sewing room is so sleek and bright! I would definitely sew there!

becki-c said...

Wow, it looks so CLEAN! and organized!
It just makes me think, where should I store all the crap laying around in my sewing room!

Love the jacket, it looks quite done to me, what fiddly finishing stuff are you waiting on? It has buttons, I would be happy.

Nancy K said...

Your room looks like it will function beautifully.
Those last bits on a jacket are always boring. You did all the fun stuff now you have to finish it so you can wear it before it gets too warm! It's a great jacket, so finish it already.

KellysUp to Something said...

So sunny and bright! Great space.

Beth (SunnyGal Studio) said...

I really like your new space, so bright and I envy that big cutting table.

Karin said...

Everything looks so sleek and well organised...a really peaceful environment to sew and create in. Perfect.

marysews said...

It looks like a corner room, which gives you more light to work with. Pretty cool!

coffeeaddict said...

I like your studio: very functional and warm! Your jacket is perfection, I can't wait to see you wear it. With the obligatory cat in the picture of course

Jenny said...

Great sewing studio! I like the long, narrow table - I just got a long table for my room and it's great. Just think, when you finish the jacket - you will have a beautiful garment to wear!

Vicki said...

Looking good!!

Jenny said...

That's a great space! I like what you did with the ironing board. That's my least favorite task, so a little view might help. :-)

Kay said...

Love your studio, Allison!!! Love those sewing tables as well.

Jean said...

What a beautiful sewing space! It is so well organized and neatly decorated. Inspiring!

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Inkstain said...

Omigod, that bay window looks just like Branksome Towers??
Love the jacket coming along and I do envy you your dedicated sewing room. Great things to come out of it in the Year of the Serpent, I'm sure.

Audrey said...

I love the bright light from the windows. Looking forward to seeing your finished jacket!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

What a lovely room! That floor is just beautiful. I am always jealous of others' spare, Scandinavian-style sewing rooms until I realize that the only reason I don't have one is...me. Maybe someday I'll grow out of being a slob, lol.

Finish the jacket! It's gorgeous!

Myra said...

Love your new sewing studio!

Ele said...

oh wow - a proper sewing room is the stuff of dreams for me!

I love the finished jacket (a few posts up). Perfect shape and so neatly made. x

Mrs. Mak said...

OMG, the sewing studio is to die for! Housing in HK is so tiny. Your sewing studio is bigger than my bedroom!

Nice dress form. Do you get it in HK?

Joyce london said...

Love your work studio and the jacket are the a pattern are your design.

Joyce london said...

Love your work studio and the jacket are the a pattern are your design.

Joyce london said...

Love your work studio and the jacket are the a pattern are your design.