That’s right folks. It’s my bonus room upstairs that doubles as a sewing and craft room. I’ve been doing alterations up there in my spare time. What spare time? The thing of it is I try to keep the A/C off and use fans only. I figure it will save on the electric bill and if we could manage as kids in the south with no A/C, I figured I could do it now. Well, this is tougher than you think. Usually by the end of the day, I can wring out my clothes. I have a soaked towel I’ve been mopping my face and neck with and I can’t wait to hit the shower to cool off and take some aspirin for my splitting headache.
Still this is doable, although it takes me longer because I’m delirious from the heat. Plus, it gives me extra spending money, eventually, once I get the items finished.
Here are some skirts I altered recently. The polka dot strip is for insertion into a swimsuit top that’s a bit too low for my busty friend.
Occasionally, I sew something from scratch too, but it’s hard to stay up there all day without some kind of break. The room is definitely more pleasant in the wintertime, but I can get so much more accomplished when hubby is out of town because I don’t have to keep his schedule for eating, sleeping and just hanging out, etc. It’s hard to disappear upstairs for hours with a man in the house.