Hi Everyone! I took a little hiatus from sewing due to lack of motivation, but I'm back with a shiny new work table and a dress to show for it.
A few weekends ago, my husband and I were driving home from his parents' house and we hit a deer. The car was totaled, which was a huge bummer. It was paid off, and we had just spent a ton of money on repairs, including new brakes and tires. It also had a full tank of gas, natch. The insurance company decided it wasn't worth fixing, so it was time to buy a new car. We test drove five and ended up with a Mitsubishi Outlander. I was less than thrilled at first, but then I realized something - I can start trolling Craigslist for furniture! Our guest bedroom is empty, so my first stop was for this antique dresser and mirror. I replaced the knobs with glass ones and I'm waiting for some handles from eBay to arrive. I hung up a few of my antique undergarments as decoration, too.
Second stop was IKEA, for the Norden table. Guys, this thing is GENIUS. The table top is two huge panels that fold in, so it basically takes up no space.
Check it out. No more laying fabric on the floor to cut it! No more hunching and backaches.
And when I'm done, it goes in a corner and takes up zero space.
I had to test it out, so I started this dress. There's nothing really vintage about it - it's a New Look pattern and cotton sateen fabric from Vogue. It definitely has a retro vibe, though. It's fully lined, and all I have left to do is the hem and the zipper.
Cheers to renewed motivation and a house that's finally coming together!