Today is our second Sunday in our new house, and let me say, it is becoming wonderful. Last night was the first time in a month I felt like I accomplished something in the sewing realm. For those of you who sew as a hobby only that might not be such a big deal. For me, I was used to sewing 8-10 hours a day before my daughter came along. Since Miss L. entered the scene my sewing time has been cut back, but I was still sewing at least a few hours every day.
With this move we left behind our tiny apartment above my sewing business for a cute little brick house about a mile and a half away. Biggest drawback? Not being able to walk downstairs to my fully stocked and functional sewing studio/shop. Biggest benefit? Not being able to walk downstairs to my fully stocked and functional sewing studio/shop. I definitely needed the separation from my work. For one thing, many of my customers knew I lived just upstairs so it was very hard to draw solid boundaries for work and home time.
Now I am in the process of setting up my home sewing studio. Sorry, I cannot be separated from my sewing machine! I don’t bring alteration work home with me, but I will be working on my vintage reproduction clothing and corsets here at home. I am now in a muddle trying to make my new space as happily functional as my shop space without making our new home look like the shop. For the time being Miss L. and I are sharing the sitting room space.
Eventually I would love to finish off our walk up attic as an actual work at home studio, but that is a ways down the road. But the sitting room works for now and will be even better when we get a chance to rip out these hideous carpets!!
Today I was just happy to accomplish something that wasn’t unpacking. I finally got to dive into my beautiful Du Barry pattern that has been on my too do list since my Mom gave it to me a couple of years ago. Happy dance!
The beautiful green dress on the left is the pattern I am tracing off. I can’t wait to start putting it together!