First project in my new room!

Thanks so much for all your nice comments on my sewing room – I really love it, and I’m pleased that so many of you do as well!  It feels like a million years since I sewed something (actually, about 2 months) so I decided to get right on it.  I’m starting out with something totally in my comfort zone, McCall’s 6554

McCall's 6554

The fabric is a stretch sateen that I bought last summer at SR Harris in Minneapolis.  I’m thinking this will be my Derby dress if it turns out well.

How long has it been since I sewed?  So long that I didn’t realize I was completely out of light colored zippers and batiste for lining!  A trip to the fabric store will be in order tomorrow, and then I think I can make this dress up quickly.

So far the new room is great – it’s smaller than the old room, which makes it easier to use, and it’s so nice not having to look at all that attic clutter while I sew!  I’m someone who doesn’t function well in clutter – I won’t realize what’s wrong, but I get all cranky and tired when surrounded by a mess.  Now if only my desire to de-clutter could keep up with that!

 

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11 thoughts on “First project in my new room!

  1. Jennifer says:

    What lovely fabric!

    Funny, I had to take a sewing hiatus, too and just came back to realize I was out of those same two things.

  2. Angie says:

    Adorable pattern. I can’t wait to see your version! I always keep up on reading your blog, even if I don’t comment. I’m the one who asked you about interfacing last spring and your advice was super helpful. If I use a lining, it’s sewn in batiste!

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