Moving On Up….To the East Side….
Well, we’ve done our second sewing room relocation in the last six months. Previously, we moved my sewing stuff from the corner of the master bedroom to the Hub’s office downstairs. The reasoning was that we could share the office, and my stuff would be out of everyone’s hair. Unfortunately for that theory, the Hubs then switched jobs and his current work is keeping him at home a lot more. Where he really needs a quiet office with a door that can be closed, for things like conference calls. So our upstairs loft — previously the playroom — became the new sewing nook. The computer, video game unit and board games were relocated to the front room, where the shorties can make a ruckus away from the rest of us.
I. Hate. Moving. However much of an improvement it’s supposed to be.
Here’s what I’ve gotten done so far:
Yes, the carpet really does look that horrific. The Hubs vacuumed but at this point, I’m thinking an exorcism would be more in order. On the plus side, I’ve now got two full walls to put stuff against instead of one and a half!
Saturday, I took my MIL out to the Fabric District in L.A. This here is the damage:
Lest you assume I’ve been using all this as an excuse not to sew, here’s what I’m working on:
This is the first button-down blouse I’ve ever attempted, and I’m already regretting choosing a pattern with no darts. The shaping is a bit wonky, although I think it’s less so on me than on the mannequin. We’ll see how it works out. It’s an older Butterick, I’ll have to look up the number later.
I’ll be more exciting later this week, once the dust settles.