Welcome to Diane’s sewing room! This is one of our favorite places to sew, create, and design. The table layout is the final result of years of trial and error, and now it’s staying put since patient hubby permanently wired the pendant lights. The cutting table is a dining table raised by wheels, and the sewing machine table nestles underneath for a perfect height arrangement. Thanks to a trip to IKEA, functionality is at an all-time high, with some inspirational Swedish design thrown in.
We love this adjustable dress form for alterations, sewing clothing, and drafting patterns. Presently, it sports a Cloth Parcel apron and the Nancy Book Bag.
The bulletin board was made from an old barn window salvaged from Diane’s childhood farm. Flanked by two shutters, it hosts current inspiration and vintage postcards from recent travels. Please notice the sock monkey keeping watch from the decorative spray.
Tools of the trade– Japanese scissors, little black idea book, and all manner of pens and pencils. The tiny drawer unit was painted black and embellished with vintage decals direct from an out-of-commission factory on the Isle of Guernsey. Great eBay find!
The industrial strength serger and fabric wall have been annexed right around the corner, into one end of the basement kitchen. The fabric stash is roughly organized by color and type. All this fabric used to be stored under the stairs and was impossible to access. Chances are if you need to find something to match your current project, you will find the perfect thing here.
Spools of vintage thread in old Alka Seltzer bottles are the reward for cleaning out Grandma’s shed. These beautiful silky threads were at the bottom of an old box, carefully color-sorted by the previous owner.
Diane & Audrey