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My work from home studio

My work from home studio is a bedroom converted into a work space.  Nothing fancy, just my tools to complete smaller projects.  Some of you have asked for behind the scenes photos so I decided to honor your requests.  As you can see from the photos I have alot of sun peering in and I surround myself with favorite art pieces hanging on the wall. This corner of the room has my seerge machine ready to sew masks that I am currently working on.  I sew these masks everyday, only 6-12 at a time.  My back can’t handle much more of that.  When I need a rest all I have to do is look up and see my friends art work on the wall.  On the right is a quilt by Lea McComas and on the left  is a 3 dimensional piece by Michele Brower.

Finished masks for the day   

My work from home  studio has great light.  Sometimes I have to shut the shades because of it!  I have alot of cubby holes that keep my supplies at bay.

Here is the current dress design that I’m working on.  Unfortunately I only had 2 yards to work with so I had to improvise and figure out a way to make it as long as possible.  There are no seams in the body of the dress, just the side seams so I was able to use the selvage to incorporate only one pocket, and an extended hem.  This will be a one-of-a-kind piece that I will add to my collection for early fall.  I’ve also found a new app that removes the background so you can really see just the dress.  I’m always experimenting!

As you can see from this photo I also have lots of inspirational photos surrounding my space.

Here is the extended hem piece.  I am taking a draping class so I’ve experimented with draping instead of patternmaking for this particular design. My work from home area only allows for a small table.  My table is on rollers, so I can move it around when needed.  It’s very useful that way.

The dress above is in it’s raw form, below is the completed piece.  Notice how I utilize the raw selvage, something I always try to do even though it takes extra time.  It’s worth the details for me.  I’ve also found a new app that removes the background so you can really see just the dress.  I’m always experimenting!

As I wander through the challenges of our daily processes I am hopeful that a post like this is something you are interested in.  I never really know unless I hear from you.  Please comment below so I know that you are listening.  We all need to listen and learn during this work from home time frame.  It may go on alot longer than we imagined.

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