After sewing almost exclusively for charity, family and friends for the last year, I find myself in the unfamiliar position of having time to sew for myself! I will be going back to work outside the home in October and I don’t think my comfy home bound wardrobe will do 🙂 I talked about my sewing room closet a couple weeks ago and thought, since I was moving everything from in front of it today, you would like to see what’s going on in there! The closet holds my materials that have been in my sewing queue the longest. This is the storage place for the fall and winter fabrics for garments and home décor, storing a lot of material for coats and jackets as well as the majority of my woolens and fleece. Today I was looking for materials for an outfit I would like to color block with navy, greys and blues as the focus of the hunt. A tool I have used for years to make sure the fabrics I put together actually do coordinate is an Ott light. If you don’t know what and Ott light is, it is a light that gives you a true light on your fabric without coloring that fabric with the different colors that other light bulbs can emit. For example, did you know that whites, blacks and navy blues tend to have varying degrees of purple in them? The Ott light shows this clearly, making choosing a matching or coordinating fabric so much easier than using a regular light bulb. The fabric stores generally have fluorescent lighting which makes choosing coordinating fabrics more difficult, so having the lights at home ensures that the pants I make will coordinate with the top I make. I hope you have time to start a special project this week. Happy Sewing!
By the way, at the end of the pictures today, you will find a couple pictures of the pink baby bunting I put the zipper in last week, just in case you were interested in seeing the finished product. Happy Sewing!
As promised, here are the pictures of the finished baby bunting from last week’s blog.