I walked in the door Monday at 5:50. By 6PM I had to sew SOMETHING. But the Charles James inspired draped silk organza on my dressform was looking far too challenging for the hour.
I SHALL SEW MY HOME DEC POST, I thought (in all caps, as I am wont to do), WITH AN HOUR APPROPRIATE LIBATION. THAT WILL BE EASY!
Sure. Super easy.
Especially when one sews right side to wrong side. Everyone knows that’s how you make a simple rectangular pillow.
Even with the math, even with the seam ripping, even with the handsewing, by 8pm yesterday we had something serviceable. A little coffee and handsewing this morning, and our battered couch is looking a bit better. But first, let me show you the “before.”
Oh, sad sofa. We stressed over this purchase for months, wanting a handcrafted piece from the Furniture Magicians who seem to congregate in North Carolina…but we finally decided to get an “inexpensive” Macy’s placeholder. The cats, having seen my Magical Pinterest board, promptly passed judgement on the interim purchase. (One culprit pictured by the door.)
I’m talking, this couch was new for FIVE. DAYS. I tried to disguise the horror by adding sleeve covers, in chartruese.
Because when you want to disguise an eyesore, you pick a subtle color, like chartreuse.
Seven years later, it’s still holding place. But thanks to Kendryll & the new Home Dec Storefront of Mood, it’s looking a little less like a Placemat. Kendryll helped me choose this Ikat Print and coordinating Geometric Velvet, and guided me to a subtle sleeve color. I needed that guidance. You should see what color(s) our walls used to be.
The pillows are reversible, to suit my whims– meaning, I’ll flip ’em back and forth. There are no zips or any of that tomfoolery in these. I reserve that for garment sewing. Maybe I’m a snob. Or maybe I’m a heathen for leaving out such notions…
A happy heathen, nonetheless.