It is so much easier to sew when my sewing room is clean. I wish I could be disciplined enough to clean up after every project because sometimes it get so messy in here I can't do anything. The room has just recovered from one of those paralyzing states. You'll need to click on each photo since part of them are being cut off by blogger.
This is the southwest corner of my sewing room. The windows gives off a lot of natural lighting and the west windows (on the right) give off a lot of heat. The new air conditioner is in the south window now. On the table is a Bernina 170, a Juki MO-654DE and a Babylock Coverstitch machine. When I sew I like my sewing machine on the left and the serger and/or coverstitch machine on the right. Then I can swivel back and forth between machines. You can see two laundry baskets full of stash overflow.
This is the southeast corner of my sewing room. You can see the lion's share of my stash. I have over 350 pieces of fabric on the rack anywhere from 1 - 5 yards each. It probably averages 2.5 yards each. I keep thread in the cabinet drawer and in the cupboard along with my embroidery module. Buttons and office supplies are in the clear drawers. You can see beside the cabinet is my smaller cutting mats and square-up rulers along with my large clear table extension for the sewing machine which I only use for quilting. Under the computer table is a large stack of Burda WOFs. Notice the wastebasket. It's made of fabric too!
Here's my closet door and the door to the hallway. On the shelf are drawers for most of my sewing notions and supplies like lace, elastic, and zippers. My ironing supplies like the hams and clappers are also on the shelf.
Here's the shelf with my sewing books and Sew News and Threads magazines. The bottom shelf is mostly quilting books. The cabinet has my patterns, UFO projects, and supplies like interfacing and shoulder pads. I also keep Judy here. I wish I had a real place to keep the dress form. When I'm sewing, I put it in the closet and put my ironing board in front of the bookshelves. Sometimes I put a small folding table next to the bookcase by the door and trace patterns or do some pattern drafting. That way I can also watch movies on my computer. My TV in here isn't any good except for VHS. I can also play DVDs with the portable DVD player on it, but it's easier to just pop them into the computer. Besides, the monitor screen is larger than the TV and it's a widescreen.
With my room looking so good, I'm sewing again. I'm dragging my feet on making the alterations for the wrap dress. I don't know why. Maybe today I'll get it done after I make the capris to go with this new top. I just crawled out of bed so forgive the bed head and no make-up. Son got a bit cheeky too while taking pictures. His school bus came before he could get a proper one. This is my TNT t-shirt pattern with a yoke cut into it and center front gathers added. The fabric is a 1 yard piece of poly/lycra jersey I got from FIDM (Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles) at their scholarship store. Everything there is $1 yard and sometimes they get some really expensive designer left-overs there too. The yoke was cut with some leftover jersey I already had from another project. So essentially, this new top cost $1. Coldwater Creek would have charged around $50 for it and it certainly wouldn't have come in my size.