|How I felt all day|
Maybe I should explain my project. In my last post I may have mentioned something about this project . I bought a wing back chair on Kijiji. What a great site! I love Kijiji. The chair wasn't spectacular. It wasn't horrible either. It was a plain wing back chair. I only paid $20 for it. I then went to Ikea, picked out some fabric that had just come to the store that day. It has cabbages on it. I had to buy a new foot for my sewing machine, some chord and stronger thread than I had previously been using.
I then had to watch some YouTube videos on how to reupholster a wing back chair. This is how I learn. I also had to watch a video on piping to learn how to make those round fabric edges on furniture.
As I'm watching this video with my husband by my side, there was a scene where the chair was completely stripped down, and I turned to him and said " you know...I think I feel pretty confident about the first half, but I will probably have a meltdown at some point during this project. He then proceeded to ask for directions on what to do in that situation. I said "just give me chocolate or something"
So I stripped the chair down, pulling out the thousands of staples with the improper tools that got the job done and painted the legs of the chair ( actually Fritz painted them for me) . My hands were calloused, cut and swollen the next morning. The next day, I re-padded, and put down the larger parts of the fabric. At this point I started to get frustrated and ate the chocolate bar that my husband left for me. I thought what I was feeling was the melt down. I shouldn't have wasted that chocolate bar.
The next day was the scenario explained above (wrong shoes, crushed hand, hammered my thumb, sewed my finger). So After sewing my finger, I decided I needed to make a petticote for my dress. ( the one one that I mentioned in my previous post) Of course the thought wasn't "i need a petticote for that dress, I'll make one next week when I'm done this." My thoughts go more along the lines of " Oh my goodness...I need a petticote ...gotta make it NOW!" I have no idea how to make a petticote, so I made it up but whatever I made works well and makes the dress look good. However, while laying out the fabric for this sub-project, ( 10 minutes before I had to leave for my other job... and remember this is the hand-crushing, finger-sewing thumb-hammering day) I took a step back to look at the fabric only to ram my heel into the leg of a project I started last summer. At this point I say a couple sailor words at an excessive volume, and Fritz looks up at me as I burst into tears. This is when the chocolate bar would have come in handy had I not ate is so greedily at an unnecessary time in the project.
|after the petticote.|
|before the petticote. Not too bad,|
a little flat though
The Before The During The After
So anyways, to finish off this post, I completed both the main project and the sub project. The chair has a couple of mistakes in it but fixing them would require me to strip the entire chair down again. I had to make a couple of stitches which are a little bit noticeable but these mistakes will be noted for next time. Either way, I learned how to do piping and how to reupholster a chair ( in my own way ). I still need to replace the foam cushion. As you can see in the pic, it's a little flat.