I have a new baby, sewing machine that is, not human.
This weekend I purchased a Pfaff 138-6 industrial tailoring machine, and the seller gave me six boxes of misc. sewing supplies for purchasing the machine. The machine and misc. sewing supplies belonged to his mother. I spent all weekend reorganizing my sewing room to fit another machine, reorganzing my supplies to fit in all the new supplies, and organizing my fabric. I’m not finished yet.
I should have taken a picture of my sewing room after I purchased the machine and before I put most of my new things away, it truly was dismal. Ask Kid, she saw it. (Kid is my youngest sister).
I now have two shelves of material, instead of one. Also, have more thread, zippers, bias tape, trim, elastic and seam tape than I could ever use. I also have a variety of usable remnants, and some absolutely ugly material. I need to research thread though, because I thought I read something about thread breaking down after a while. This is how old the thread is, it’s on wooden spools and sold for 10 cents!
Don’t forget about my apron giveaway. I would love to see 50 people enter (since I had that many hits on the post).
Right now I am working on finishing the trim on one of my Puri-Tea gowns, which brings up another good story. I went to Jo-Ann’s on Saturday to look for some more lace to finish the collar. I reversed the lace to point down, instead of up, which took more lace. I was about 6″ short on either side. Jo-Ann’s was out of the lace. I consoled myself by buying 10 yards of bridal satin, 8 yards of daisy printed lace, and several yards of denim all for $2/yard.
Later, when I was cleaning out the sewing room, guess what I found? Two 6″ pieces of lace just long enough to finish the collar. Praise God!
Total, this month, I’ve purchased about 50 yards of material. I purchased 10 yards of white brocade (that Kid says looks like vinyl flooring) and 14 yards of red fashion fabric earlier this month, as well as some fabric for a Christmas gift to someone who reads this blog.
This week, my goal is to finish the alterations to the blue Puri-Tea gown, make and finish the tunic for my customer, and sew two Christmas gifts. If I’m especially ambitious, I’ll also make some more items for sale on Etsy. (I’m waiting to list my items until I have 10; I have 2 right now). I need to update my website, create brochures, and purchase new business cards too. Wish me luck.