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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dress at last!.....and barstool makeover

I finally finished a project I've been working on for a bit now. I went to Home Ec  a few weeks ago, and fell in love with this Colette pattern. It is just such a great pattern and it has pockets! Who doesn't love a dress with pockets!?

So, I decided to mix and match a few fabrics from my stash, including this local fabric that I picked up in Hawaii back in March. I'm kind of a sucker for anything indigo and I just loved the faux needlework look of it all. I actually used the backside of the fabric because of the unique discoloration and irregularities in the dye. It looked a bit more handmade.

With that, I paired up some really fabulous fabric from Marcus. It's their Oasis Canvas.  It's organic cotton, and just so lovely to work with! Not to mention that the two blues, worked so well together for the bodice. I just love it! The Oasis Canvas has just enough stiffness to give it some body, but is so soft and perfect for clothing. I think the three of them look just great together.

The second project I tackled as of late was a barstool cover makeover......a much needed one! These things were just awful. I probably shouldn't post this because they are just that bad. ha!

 These are the before pics of the stools, in need of some love and attention. So, I took them apart, reused the original cushion, and recovered it with my coffee fabric. 
It was actually quite easy to do! I just traced the cushion, and added about three or four inches to the circumference of the circle on all sides. Then, it was basically as easy as making a little shower cap! I just sewed in the elastic, pinned the fabric to the 4 spots on top with some embroidery floss, and Voila!

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