No Saturday night dress this weekend. Instead, I made cushions (yuk) for an antique glider on our porch. There are only two reasons I’m spending time on these cushions. 1. when you sit down on the glider now, you can feel each spring and 2. I found the perfect vintage-look fabric.
Here's my project summary (in pictures):
Previous cushions, purchased with the intention of using them short term then recycling the filling
There wasn't enough fabric for piping so I used a paisley print for one side of each cushion. Can't believe the two fabrics work together but I'm really happy with the result.
I don't remember when or where but at some time I saw/read about professionals that sewed the piping at the same time they applied. With ignorant confidence and the desire not to prolong any cushion-covering projects, I've done the same. Maybe not with the same professional results, but it's good enough for me!
The end result! This is exactly what I dreamed of even before I purchased the glider about six years ago!
Maybe someday I'll fix the paint job on the glider, but for now I'm going to have a nice quiet (my folks have the kids!! :) lunch (chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory mmmmm) on my porch.
Happy Sewing to All!!