27 August 2006
Look at me! Who knows how to use her sewing machine?? ME!!! OK, feeling a little smug and quite proud of this one. The little Singer deserves a bit of applause too. Mom, check it out. Pin tucks, lace insertion, and BUTTONHOLES! It's not that difficult, is it?
This is part one of project Trying to Make my Bedroom Look a Little Less Sad. We recently decided to re-sign our lease, and I'm not going to look at blank white walls and makeshift curtains for another whole year. I've already banished the wire cube tower thing that has been with me since college. Of course, everything that was in the wire cubes is now jammed on my already-full bookshelves. Hmmm...did somebody say FABRIC BOXES? Oh yeah, that was me. Gotta get on that. But first, part two of project Trying to Make my Bedroom Look a Little Less Sad will be curtains. Wait for it.
Here's a close-up of the pillow. As usual, I was a bit lax with the measuring/seam allowances, so it's quite plump. The pintucks kind of stand out in a funny kind of way. I'm liking the girly lace + tailored gray.
And the buttons are kind of straaaaaaiiiining to stay buttoned. Measure twice, cut once, Julie. I tried sitting on the pillow while sewing the buttons on in an attempt to smoosh the pillow down a bit. Not sure it helped much. But pillows lose fluffiness over time, right? So it should fit just perfectly in about a year.