27 June 2011

Evolution of a Sewing Room - Part 1

There are many things that excite me about the house we're building, but very close to the top of the list, is my new sewing room.  I have never had a dedicated sewing space.  I have sewn in the dining room, the basement and in a guest bedroom, but I have never had a place to call my own.  Hmmph!

So, when I was choosing a house plan, one of my first priorities was ensuring that I would have my own sewing studio.  And, it had to be big.  And it had to have lots of windows.  Oh, and lots of storage.  And you better damn well believe I wouldn't be sharing it with any one or anything.  Oh yeah, baby, you heard me.  No.stinkin'.sharing. 

This plan afforded me the luxury of stealing an extra bedroom for my studio.  I redesigned the layout to allow for a large fabric closet and plenty of room for my machines and a cutting table.  The real selling point was the four windows that allow in tons of natural light. Since March, my sewing studio has morphed from simply a dream into a still-forming reality.

So, let's go back to the beginning.  Here's she is all framed in but looking a bit emaciated - gotta get some meat on those bones!

The walls have gone up.  Hartley can't resist checking out the view!

Everything is better with drywall.
 

Time for taping and mudding of the drywall.

Hello gorgeous!  Getting paint on the walls certainly spruces things up. 
This is the area that will house all my machines.

The space by the window will have a chair for Hartley to lounge in while I'm sewing.

Our cabinet maker is creating a 3'x8' cutting table for this space.

Ahh...the fabric closet. 

Today, the builder began the installation of the flooring.  Soon, there will be trim and doors and all the finishing touches.  I can't wait.

23 comments:

Sandy said...

So excited for you Shannon! Love the colour on the walls - it's almost the same colour as my living room walls. Also love seeing Hartley, my friend had a visla join her family a few months ago and I always think of Hartley when I see Stella (who is naughty and crazy - hope H isn't!). Look forward to seeing the progress of your home.

Vicki said...

Sigh......

Allison said...

Sooooooooooooooooooooooo jealous.

But excited for you.

amber said...

So so awesome!!

Claire S. said...

It's well on its way to being amazing !

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

It will be awesome :))

Chris said...

You are sooooo lucky!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Oh I'm soooooo happy for you! This will be simply beautiful!

Jen said...

Very exciting!!! I'll also have my own space again soon. Can't wait, since most of the sewing projects are boxed up in the garage waiting for the big move.

Jali said...

Beautiful(already)!

Uta said...

I guess we're all jealous, but your sewing is certainly worthy of such a beautiful room! I had to comment because I have started fixing up a sewing room under the roof; not sure when I'll be finished, but I painted the wall (the rest is covered in wood panelling) the same color green as you!

Evie said...

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. What a fantastic space and I LOVE the colour. You must be itching to get in there!

Jane M said...

OMG, with that view and those windows, this room is heaven. So very happy for you. It's a huge project to manage and the result will be wonderful.

Connie said...

I swoon with love! What a great looking room- and the fabric closet is such a great idea- like your own fabric store! By the way, your bedroom closet that looks like it goes on forever is pretty sweet too!

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Sewing room of joy is beeaauuutiful! I agree with you not stinking sharing :) I'm so excited and happy for you.

meredithp said...

Looks awesome! Hartley is so cute too.

Did you consult this book:http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Sewing-Spaces-Design-Organization/dp/0935278818/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1309284828&sr=1-1

I always worry about inadequate electrical circuits and such.
Highly recommended, NAYY except the author has designed two rooms for me. :-)

fiberchick said...

How beautiful! Love the wall colour. Really looking forward to seeing what gets created in such a room...

Mardel said...

Ooooh! A room of your own to create to your heart's content. Bliss.

Dilly said...

So cool! A fabric closet and a custom built cutting table - drool... Looking forward to seeing what is produced in here.

Also, I'm from the UK, where timber-frame buildings aren't that common, so it's amazing me how quickly this is being built!

JustGail said...

Nice! Big, bright and open - I love it. Speaking from experience, I would have added about 3 times as many outlets. It seems there's never enough in the right spots. And I'm not just talking about the sewing room.

sewing spots said...

I'm green with envy!

calicostretch said...

Oh my! How wonderful to see priorities well under control! Very nice. So, is it done yet? I can't wait to see how you're getting on with the kitting out bit.... Congrats.

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