This heat-wave has been repelling me from my sewing “studio”. R asks why I call it my studio. One definition of a studio is a place where an artist can work. So… I suppose it can be a studio, even though it is only half of a basement. I technically live in the other half, anyway!
I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to set time aside for me to sew. My level of happiness has increased significantly. I already threw together a quick black linen dress, black skirt, altered a bunch of old clothes from my brother’s fiancee for myself, am sketching up some designs, discovered Alexander Henry fabric (skulls, yay!)
Right now I am starting to apply for jobs so I can start making a living. And get married. And move. So money is a little short. I used to buy tons of books about sewing, but they’re all pretty much the same, you’re really just paying for photographic inspiration, I feel.So I was inspired to finally add to my library something very important – my very own binder of useful tips and techniques. No more “I don’t remember how I did that”‘s and time lost to confusion. Yay!
In other news, I am learning how to use the DVORAK keyboard. My brain is spinning. I already use QWERTY and Korean, so I figured – why not add one more to the mix. It’s supposed to be a lot more efficient. Seven of Nine would approve.
So far, my binder shelf is looking like:
- Art Teaching Resources
- Important Wedding Stuff
- Italian Ren Garb Info/Research
- General Sewing Info/Research
- Theater Stuff (Extra measurement sheets, actor’s measurement files, whatnot.)