Sewing room before move
Edited 10/19. I removed the captions so that the photos would enlarge and lost some of the text in the process. I added some photos and rewrote the text. But, why blogger if you use the caption function do the photos no longer enlarge!? PITA!! Well this was only partly successful and I give up. I will never use the caption feature again.
This was how the studio looked before. I rarely used the second drafting table, it just became a dumping ground for pattern pieces and my main work space, Now it's the base for my ironing station. The drafting table on the left and my reference books behind made me feel like I was crowded into a tight space and the sewing room felt the same way. Considering how much room I actually have it was in serious need of rearranging.
Studio after move
My sewing counter and ironing station to the right.
Looking from my sewing side towards the cutting table. The ironing station and my gravity feed iron are in the foreground. All of my pressing tools are now easily seen and right at hand. I have had my pressing ham and seam roll for 30 years at least.
Looking into the sewing room from my studio
You can see the flat files that I use for my work drawings and for storing paper on the far side. Just visible to the right of them are the bank of file cabinets that I use to store my patterns and Burda magazine patterns sheets. They are stored by year in folders and the magazines are on top in holders by year. You can see it below. Alex, see how organized I am.
There are still bits and pieces to put away but it's usable. The sewing counter, ironing table and my cutting table all have clear surfaces. I worked in my studio today and it's really a pleasure not to feel cramped. I have lots of clear surfaces to lay out photographs and catalogs. Heavenly to have so much space.