As of sewing projects I'm working on currently. Modern. :( Mama says I need to make myself some shirts that fit before I continue on with the historical stuff. Right now I'm draping/drafting peplum shirts....who knew they were so hard???? I probably won't do a blog post on those shirts once they're done since this is a historical sewing blog, unless you readers want me too. Tis up to you :). Tell me in the comments if you would like to see those as well or not.
But after I finish the peplum shirts, I'll be finishing up my RevWar short gown, making Ann-Marie's plaid 1860's dress (I cant wait!!!!), and then a new CW corset is in dire needs of being made for myself, as well as an entire regency outfit. So hopefully you'll see me again soon :)
Since I feel bad though, not posting, I thought I'd at least show you something. And now that you've seen what I sew, I thought maybe you might like to see where I sew :). And the disclaimer...it almost NEVER looks like this. I'm too embarrassed at the moment to go downstairs and take a picture of how it looks for real though. To say the least, it's a mess. A big mess. :P
My sewing nest is downstairs in our recently finished basement. I never really sewed much before then so this is my first designated area. It's actually very organized, though sometimes I hardly think so!
|Me in my sewing area|
|my sewing machine!!!! :D|
|all of its 99 stitches|
|our ribbon holder|
|our handy dandy-color cordinated thread holder|
|we have 3 magnetic pin cushions and two plastic boxes of pins|
|my mom's sewing machine and the serger. This is "Caroline's desk" for when she sews, |
and if the boys come down to sew, they sit in that chair too.
|don't ya love the sign? my mom made it :P|
|this is how I organize my patterns|
|each time period has a different colored folder|
|and on the inside along with the pattern pieces I keep notes|
and other helpful stuffs
|my mending pile...mainly boys pants and shirts|
|this is how I keep my scraps together...or projects. each is in a bag|
with a label like "linen for caroline's revwar gown" or "green sheet scraps"
|the real fabric stash :D|
|the whole area....almost...|
What are your sewing areas like? Do you have a little nook that you've turned into a sewing nest? A room? Is it part of your bedroom? Your basement?