I’m really excited to show off this finished chair! I had fun recovering it with some of Amy Butler’s new Love collection. I ended up ripping some seams from the old cover to make sure I would have the proper fit. I just cut the pieces like they were a pattern.
The chair is pretty interesting, here’s some of the info on the underneath of the seat:
It also came with a handy tool (an allen wrench) secured by a loop, for when you need to take the chair apart. I needed to replace the foam padding as part of this project as well. Not sure if I used the right stuff, but it looks pretty good to me. The old padding was so gross! It had disinegrated into tiny crumbs of sand = not good for sitting.
It’s time to cast your for the Sew, Mama, Sew Scrap Buster Tutorial Contest! I entered my first tutorial and am very excited to see it on their site, what an honor. There are tons of awesome ideas for all sorts of projects. Click here to vote. And thanks to everyone for stopping by my tutorial, I hope to get my second tutorial up in the next few days….here’s a sneak peek:
I was really lucky to be selected as a pattern tester for The Handmade Dress’ newest dress, Miss Alice. This was really fun to make and I can’t wait for the release of the pattern. I made this one for Emily and it took barely any fabric, yay! I think we’ll be layering it over a long sleeve tee and leggings, it’s cold here baby!
I was really excited because I got to make good use of my serger, it’s so nice. Here’s a detail shot of the inside:
Earlier this week I tried my first Ottobre pattern, a pair of corduroy pants for Emily. I screwed them up majorly. I must not have added the correct seam allowance on the top and I did the applique upside down and on the bottom of the pant leg. I can’t even show the disaster picture because I gave to pants to my mother-in-law to put into the quilt that she’s making for Natalie. Oh well!
Any advice on the Ottobre pants from the Autumn issue? #4 Yogi pants? They are the easiest thing in the whole book, where did I go wrong?