Anyway, I did spend quite a bit of time tidying my sewing space yesterday and as I always enjoy looking at other people's space, I thought I'd share it while it was actually tidy. You can't imagine what it's going to look like by Wednesday!
The bottom two shelves used to be filled with art materials and other stationary. I managed to find other homes for all that non-sewing stuff and fill them instead with sewing stuff. The higher of the two shelves contains crates of smaller pieces of fabric, scraps, fabric for toiles and craft cotton. The bottom shelf contains two crates filled with patterns. The rest of the shelf is used for sewing bits and pieces such as buttons, zips, ribbons and trims.
I actually put my overlocker on this bench for the first time yesterday. I used to be able to swivel between the two machines but have decided I'd like a clear bench (he he) as a work table. We'll see how this goes.
This bench used to be for my overlocker. My husband built it out of the original pantry shelves from this house. The timber is silky oak and it is really quite divine. The shelf behind it houses other sewing stuff - WIP, UFOs, cotton, sewing tools and sewing books. The shelf also acts as a divider between my space and my husband's desk.
I decided that rather than store my nicer fabric in my sewing room in crates, I would store it in my wardrobe. I have hung all the woven fabric and placed all the knit fabric in the bottom basket. This way, it's easy to view. I'm hoping a can just sit on the floor staring and be endlessly inspired.
The other function of this room is a guest room. This is actually a sofa bed. The filling cabinet contains general household paperwork. The stuff on top is currently all I have at home that is work-related. Since having children I dropped down to part-time teaching and during that time have I've managed to get rid of most of my teaching resources. I figure the curriculum changes so often that there seems little point on holding onto it all. Although it does break my heart to think of the hours spent creating resources that are now in landfill...sniff.
So now that I have a beautiful, tidy space I've decided to dedicate this week to completing all UFOs and making progress on my WIPs. Here is my list:
1. Beach tunic - this was supposed to be completed in time for the Xmas holidays.
2. Meg's bikini top - I sewed most of this a few weeks ago. It looks so dodgy that I cast it aside.
3. Handbag - This has been cut out for over 2 years! Not good!
4. Swimmer bottoms for Monty - another hangover from November last year.
5. Zippered pouches x5 - I started making these for a friend nearly three years ago. Bad friend!
1. Kwik sew knit top
2. Burda Pants
FINISHED AND YET TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED
1. Cowl-neck top
Warning: The following photos are appalling. They are my 'before' shots. Thoroughly disgraceful.