All our stuff is finally here. And it’s mostly unpacked and the place is mostly livable. We still have a few boxes left but those will have to wait until we get some nice new bookcases. I had to give up my awesome fabric closet (long story), which means fabric storage will have to be sorted out soon. But happily, the rest of my sewing room came together nicely.
This is my sewing spot – the old faithful wonderful Horn cabinet, holding the sewing machine and the serger. The dressform, unpadded in the picture, has now been padded properly so the shirt no longer hangs off it like a hand-me-down.
To the left of the Horn cabinet is a small alcove with a modular cabinet from IKEA – it holds books, equipment, and fabric. The idea is to move the books to the bookcases when we get them and use this cabinet to hold fabrics and notions for upcoming projects. There is also just enough space next to the cabinet to fit the roll of pattern paper.
On the other side of the room is a small (and I mean, tiny!) closet and another IKEA cabinet with more books and sewing stuff. The picture on the wall is a needlepoint embroidery that my great-grandmother made in the late 1890’s or early 1900’s on her voyage to Europe.
In other news, the first shirt muslin turned out pretty good, with only small adjustments needed. I made those and am almost finished sewing the second one. Hopefully, no more adjustments will be needed after this and I can just make some shirts.