Thursday, May 04, 2006

Spools of Thread

After reading Blair's post a while back about her new sewing studio I was totally, completely, and wholeheartedly inspired. I was also sick and tired of dragging my sewing machine and supplies out of the cabinet and setting them up on the dining room table each and every time I wanted to sew. So I bought a little desk and rearranged things in order to fix myself a little studio nook. Here's what it looked like before. This new space is unbelieveable! And the best part ever is that it's in the same room as the computer. I can stream and podcast to my heart's content. Last week it was all about KCRW from LA, this week it's Ricky Gervias. You can see some more studio photos here. It still needs to be painted, but I was just too anxious to wait for that step. I'll have to come back to that part when I have some time. But the very, very best part of all is that until I saw Blair's photos, I didn't even know that there was such a cool thing for arranging spools of thread. It's my new favorite thing on earth.


So all of this newfound sense of place has been inspiring. I've had this kimono/pants combination idea in my brain for quite a while now, and finally had a moment to draft it and put it together. I'm super happy with the results! I made a button hole for the first time, for the tie to fit through. This isn't much to brag about since my machine has an automatic button-holer, but I've been afraid of it forever. I used bias tape for the first time as well. That stuff is great! And it was really fun to peruse the Asian fabrics of Fabric Depot, an area I had never before explored. Of course, more kimono photos here.

18 comments:

Belinda said...

Love the kimono set, just gorgeous!!

Alicia A. said...

Oh, my dear lord. That kimono set is the cutest thing. She is adorable in it.

your studio nook looks great. Happy sewing!

jojo* said...

Wow! Love your studio. It looks so cozy. I'm sure it will inspire lots of creativity. And Zoe looks adorable in the kimono set.

Anonymous said...

Oooh... did that big girl dress really say "size 7/8"? ;)

Zoe looks beautiful; your studio looks beautiful. I'm in awe, as always.... (sigh).

Amber

rebecca said...

it all looks so wonderful . . . the room . . . the clothes. how did the sale go??

lk said...

love that kimono smock!

monday-wednesday-friday said...

Wow, two great blogs running. I must have been looking the other way.
Beautiful kids, beautiful work space, beautiful work products and beautiful you . . . . .

Ali said...

Saw your workroom over at Flickr - it's gorgeous. I'm trying to take over our office by stealth but it's slow progress.

Beautiful kimono.

textile_fetish said...

So cool! All of it! Too many words to properly comment!

Alicia P. said...

Meegs, jeez! How totally lucky are you! Yummers.

Megan said...

Seriously jealous of that sewing nook, and that kimono set - fabulous!

Anamaria said...

The new studio space is gorgeous: I love the way you've organized everything (on shelves, on the bulletin board...and the thread rack! I've been wanting a thread rack myself, but I'd have to hang it in the dining room).

And the kimono and pants? What a beautiful design, fabric choice...and model!

So mcuh inspiration in this post. Thanks, Meegan!

andrea said...

oh, the kimono/pants... lovelovelove.

hannah said...

your studio is so lovely, just like the rest of your house! and that kimono set...oh my. would there perhaps be a tutorial coming some day?

beki said...

Your studios looks great! I'd love to get back to workign on mine, but that isn't going to happen any time soon. I have some thread racks that I can't wait to hang up ;)

I love the kimono outfit - very cute!

pam said...

the cutest outfit ever! thanks for sharing the fabric link and love your new sewing space.

dazed said...

I love the little Kimono! And I know the feeling of getting your space all set out! It's Great!

Meagan (too) pronounced with a lont "e"
Blog: www.adventuresineverydaylife.com
Website: www.dazed81.com
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dontwasteyourgrace said...

Great Kimono outfit!! Did you use a pattern? If so, could you share the pattern info with me?
Love your sewing room!!