Melissa of Cheap and Picky commented on my Meeting Melissa post that she doesn't know anyone in person who sews, but like me she has made lots of friends on the internet who sew. I know exactly one person here on the island who sews garments, but she isn't exactly next door and we've actually only met in NYC and not out here. But, how did I meet her? Through her blog. I am lucky in the sense that I live near enough to a fabric mecca that lots of people pass through and because I work for myself I can usually schedule a visit to the city. It's so much fun to be able to talk sewing and fabric without anyone's eyes glazing over. Lindsay T wrote that she is mentoring a new sewer. I'd love to do that. It would be wonderful to pass on my love of sewing to a new sewer. Of course I am talking garment sewing. No quilting or home dec sewing is going on here!
On the sewing front can you believe I'm still cleaning up and putting away patterns? In my defense I have had a busy work week and I can only stand for limited amounts of time because of my foot. I really let the patterns get out of hand. I had hung a lot of them up and since they are mostly Burda I have to make up envelopes with sketches of what they are before I can put them away. Then I got the bright idea that I should switch my sewing area with my work studio. It's much larger and I am taking up half of it already with my cutting table and filing cabinets and the top of my second drafting table. My new vintage sewing machines are making the sewing room/space really cramped. This entails not only cleaning up all surfaces but making a scale drawing. Seth will not move any furniture ever without a detailed drawing. Seems a small price to pay for free help. But I am itching to sew and I keep telling myself that I can't until it's all cleaned up. So, off to finish cleaning. I probably won't exchange spaces until the fall season is over and I have more time though, so I'll get some sewing in before that.
Have a great week.
Notes on a Pattern - McCall M7445 Pants
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