Monday, March 8, 2010

My Sewing Area

Really bad photo and I did not stage it at all either (note the framed money from the first sale of my old dog treat business) but here is my little evolving sewing area. I have not sewed much since 8th grad home ec but I have wanted a sewing machine for the last several years. My mother and father-in-law gave me the machine for Christmas and Jeff gave me lots of sewing goodies so there was no longer an excuse to not jump right in.

I made a skirt for Chelsea's 1st birthday (coming up on the 18th!) and will post some photos. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out though there are lots of mistakes. It contains ruffles so they aren't that noticeable. Hee hee. Now I'm getting more confident and I think I might try some summer outfits for Chelsea. I will start small and easy and see how it goes. If you know of any easy patterns for little girl outfits please do share.

I have an old abandoned chair that I rescued from my father-in-law that I will be remaking into my sewing chair and I'm going to clean this area up a bit but for now it works. It is in the basement so natural light is at a premium. The old Singer table (with the machine still inside) is my husband's. He does have an eye for the good stuff after all! (Just kidding honey).


Merci-Notes said...

OH how lucky!!! A nice machine! Say, can you believe this~
One of my Aunts,who had AT LEAST 10 kids, made their clothes with the sewing machine that is your husbands!!!YEP, she had the foot powered one like yours!!!
Easy is good for children for their beauty outshines even the best couture :)

xo, mary

Dolores said...

Having a sewing area makes sewing so much more enjoyable (I have to drag my portable out of the closet if I want to use it....UGH)

Your so lucky to have that beautiful antique sewing cabinet....I love it!

Sewing for little girls is so much fun. I made a lot of our daughter's clothes when she was small.

Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog!!!

Jeanie said...

What a fabulous sewing table! I've never been a sewer (that's BAD! -- how 'bout "I've never been a seamstress," which I was going to use before but I thought that sounded to professional and now I'm free associating... ANYWAY, I appreciate that skill -- and it'll be terrific for Chelsea!

Lori said...

how fun Karla!!! my mother made almost all of the outfits for my sister and i when we were small...i can't wait to see what you are sewing up for your little one...i cannot believe she is having her first birthday already...that seems unbelievable to me!!!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Love how you put the NEW machine up on top of the OLD sewing table... genius!! lol!!!

Happy Sewing!


natalea said...

that's great that you're sewing Karla! I finally ordered myself a new machine plug (god knows how i lost the old one) and still I haven't sat down to sew! But I will! ( I have a brand new sewing machine that is still in the box after 2 years!-again: how do you lose the cord when you don't use the machine?!?) ANd I have the same sewing table! Got it for free!
show us some Chelsea pics year! xo

Andrea said...

That is a cute little old sewing table,can't wait to see what you made!

Gina said...

It's such a beautiful area! So inviting - I hope to see pictures of what you sew : )

raggygirlvintage said...

What a gorgeous vintage singer. I grew up with my mom sewing all our clothes on a treadle singer, I loved the comforting sound it made once the rhythm got going - but not being pricked by pins at fittings!

Sadly she no longer has the treadle singer, but I was happy to find a similar one to display in my home. It's a little worn, but oh well, that's what gives it a story! Happy sewing!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

What a lovely sewing room! And how wonderful that you have that beautiful antique sewing cabinet to use. My mom always sewed alot of my clothes when I was little... you'll have so much fun!

Alison Gibbs said...

Great sewing space. Always fun to be creating something for your sweet little girl.
We already knew your husband had an eye for the good stuff - he did pick you!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

What a beautiful sewing table!
My poor sewing room/office needs a lot of work. I'm too embarassed to even show photos. Maybe when its all done I'll show a Before pic. LOL

Can't wait to see the skirt you made! I've made skirts for myself, but no little girl's outfits.

Happy sewing!

sinnlighet said...

Your blog ..... it's amazing and soooo inspiring. Nice to find you!

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