Friday, October 16, 2009

Red dress work flow - start to finish

Today I'm working on red dresses. They are made from warm 7oz cotton for fall. This corner of my sewing room is a good example of the work process. If you look to the left you'll see a roll of red fabric with a pattern piece laying on top of it. That's where it all begins. Notice the pattern piece is made of newsprint. I make all my own patterns and I found newsprint is the best paper for the job.

If you scan a little to the right you'll see a cut piece on the back of my chair. I usually make my pieces in batches of about 24 - sizes S-XL, six of each size.

Next I take the pieces to the sewing machines and assemble them. You can see the machines are all set up with red thread. On the floor you can see my recycle tub. Those piece of fabric are too big to throw away so I save them for later projects.

Lastly you can see a completed dress on the ironing board. I actually press the pieces as I go, but you get the idea.

I hope this glimpse into today's project inspires you to make something or to maybe organize your room in a way you like.


  1. I love the assembly line u got there...and the mood board in the back!!

  2. That's funny you should mention the mood board. I was going to point it out in the pic but I didn't think anyone would know what it was for. You have a good eye.