There is still an empty space in the heart of my sewing room while I`m waiting for the arrival of my new sewing machine. Hopefully, tomorrow will be the day – but then originally it was meant to be Monday, but the dealer called my to let me know that there was a problem ordering the machine I’d originally decided on (the Bernia 550 Quilt Edition), so now I’ll be getting the Bernina 530 with the Quilt Giszmo and a free walking foot thrown in – big happy face!


In the meantime I started to do what I could on my new dress Burdastyle 4/2016 #101, last pictured here:


Following my recently discovered obsession for solids I bought a royal purple knit. The pattern calls for a woven, not a knit, so in order to stabilise the bodice I underlined with nude knit lining. I hope that is going to be sufficently stable to keep the bodice in place while still allowing me to omit the back zipper – putting that into a dress made from a relatively thin viscose knit would be a recipe for desaster, I think.

Other than that I even tidied my sewing room in preparation for the new arrival (“preparing the nest” as one commentator very aptly put it 🙂 ). For a little while I thought I might even publish one of those “Look at my sewing room” posts while everything is tidy – but then I decided that a tidy sewing room would be such an unfair representation of the state the room is in 99.9% of the time that it would be almost a lie. My sister keeps saying that we were at the back of the queue when the tidiness gene was handed out…

So I’ll leave you just with a snippet of tidiness: my new “I`m the next project in line (once the queue is moving and if Chris doesn’t get distracted by something more shiny)” sewing magazine organiser:


For once in its life time it’s being used as intended, so it can only be minutes until it gets covered in all sorts of other sewing paraphenalia…
If you know where one can get a backup dose of tidiness genes, do let me know!


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4 thoughts on “Waiting…

  1. chocolatebluenz March 23, 2016 at 9:49 am Reply

    I’m currently reading Marie Kondo’s book ‘spark joy’ in the hope that it will make up for my lack of tidiness gene.

  2. navybluethreads March 23, 2016 at 9:00 pm Reply

    🙂 I love the honesty of your post here. My actual desk is usually pretty neat, but on the floor around it? On the spare room bed? On top of my fabric drawers? Mmmm… Less so 😉

  3. Thimberlina March 23, 2016 at 11:14 pm Reply

    Hope it arrived today and you’re no longer waiting!! 🙂

  4. frenie April 7, 2016 at 9:47 am Reply

    What a gorgeous dress on you! And a pattern making worth considering 🙂

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