Well I tackled the cushion cover again yesterday after my trek out to Mississauaga to see Dear O'l Dad. The stitching for the braid was unpicked and the new front piece cut out and everything sewn back together again! It's now finished, filled with a down cushion (20" x 20") and sits on my daughter's bed looking quite nice. I just think the aqua braid could have been thicker as it's sort of hidden when the cushion is plumped up. I like it though, and I think she was right with the darker fabric choice afterall 😉
The envelope backing turned out well. I thought I might have to add some buttons, but it seems to stay closed and not split open. The overlap there is 3-inches deep in case anyone is interested. I think I would add another half inch to an inch on the overlap if I made this style of closure again (or maybe add three buttons across the folded under section).
Glad to have finished this simple and quick project. As is normal for me, just getting started on something is half the battle. Once I get going on it I really enjoy myself and want to continue sewing!
The coral looks really nice with the aqua and teal embroidery in her duvet cover and the aqua on the walls.
Now that this is finished, I can once again concentrate on sewing & knitting for Christmas. I received some yarn in the mail this week for review! This is a new venture for me, but I'm really looking forward to making something with that. The colours are gorgeous in this pure wool by Noro. As lame as it may sound, I think I'm going to knit a scarf so that a simple 1x1 rib pattern will not have to compete with the gorgeous colours. There will be more on this soon. I first have to see if I can pick up just one more ball of this same yarn in a local shop to knit the scarf I have in mind. Three balls of yarn are not going to work.
Enjoy your Sunday folks!
Snow flurries here today with a wicked wind from the north
... and it was 17C just two days ago!!
Thanks for stopping by :)
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