I try to blame my lack of sewing mojo on excessive travel; but really, I had trouble setting up my sewing machines each time to sew. So, with a little re-arranging - voila! A dedicated sewing space!
Below: My stash (I keep it scaled down since I live within an hour to LA's fashion district (unlike my quilting days) and a selection of patterns. I also organize the stash by: knits, bottom shelf, wovens, second shelf, home decor (canvas, heavy linen), third shelf, and sport material, top shelf.
Below: On the window-sill, I see I need an artbin for my serger spools. I use an old stainless steel table as my cutting table (with the wheels off).
As you can see by the oak tag paper - I'm in the middle of a continued pattern-making class at Sew LA, consisting of making a sloper for the bodice, and learning more about fit and the art of making a pattern.
A small reading area:
A larger perspective below
My main working area (I didn't think this would work but it's fine!)
During the week, I don't keep the iron out. . .
Very predictably, I also learned that I wear the wrong bra size (THAT is such a cliche'). With all the bodice measurements - it was very nice to have a third party measure me (other than J. (do you trust your partner to measure you accurately?)). Well, he had good intentions; he's very helpful marking hems and finding buttons. Did I mention that he wouldn't mind a full wardrobe made by me? Something to think about.
Next up: two book reviews - one new - one a bit older (I mean, vintage).