I'm making the ruffly version of this (shown in red, but I'm not using red) and am almost done cutting it out. I have to do some creative cutting/piecing for the big neckline flounces and then I'll be ready to start sewing. This is my fault because I'm trying to squeeze everything onto a specific leftover piece of fabric that I found while digging through the stash yesterday. If I was using a new, proper-length piece, I'd be done cutting by now. I hope this goes together as fast as I think it will.
I'm not planning on leaving the sewing room much for the rest of the day/evening, except for food, drink and potty breaks (me and the dogs). Mad Men Season 4 starts tonight so I'll be watching that as I sew if I'm not done by then. Can't wait — love this show!
Speaking of the sewing room … here's the "After" shot of the stash closet.
The only Before I have is a shot taken while the sewing room was torn apart.
You can see there used to be 3 big bins + stacked up outside of the left closet doors, along with few newer pieces you can't see which were traveling between my ironing board and my pattern cabinet.
Every piece of fabric I own is now inside the closet, stacked on the shelves or sorted into the muslin and scrap bins on the floor below. Well, except for the 5-6 sitting on the corner of my pattern cabinet which I pulled out to pre-wash since I noticed they had never been. Yes, I know I have a lot. But I'm sure Carolyn has more. ;-) And I can stop anytime I want to. :coughcough:
A Close Call
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