I cant believe I haven’t shown you all a proper tour of my new workspace here in Virginia. It took me a while to get organised well, because the room is a lot smaller and a different shape than the work area i had in Iowa ( read: excuse to go shopping at Ikea hehehe)
I guess it’s still pretty similar though. I still have a corner with my desks for sewing & my computer, and packaging space – and I still have my cutting table in the middle of the room.
With my pinboard, earlier in the season (like whilst I’m designing & sketching a lot) I like to use it for all my inspirations and fabric ideas and things – but once I’m in the full swing of production, I tend to have more simple technical drawings with the matching swatches, and buttons etc – to help me keep track of everything!
And like always, I’ve got my drawers for the current seasons patterns.
But I’ve added a nice big cube shelf for all the stuff I need regularly (i can’t believe how much it is). And of course my girls – I like to have all my dress forms around, but I think I may need to just start having one on hand, since they do take up room.
I have a little basket in the corner for the fabric on bolts. And one of my favourite additions is 2 rather large cupboards for all the fabric I am currently working with. Though admittedly there are still boxes and cupboards of the stuff in the basement… but lets not talk about that! lol
I don’t really keep my iron out all the time any more, just when i’m sewing – as the kids started trying to climb the ironing board all the time, and that’s just dangerous! Especially considering what a beast this iron is!
I’ve also started using my hanging rack in the main sewing space. I used to keep it out of sight in the basement, but a few months ago I found that it was really useful to have it right next to me all the time. This way i can keep stock close by, and hang any half done projects (which really helps keep my mind organised!)