It’s been a productive afternoon. Does that look like a futon cover? Nope. It’s not. Here’s why.
I spent a good deal of time this afternoon evaluating the cover that I was to use as a pattern, measuring, calculating, and then estimating the fabric given to me to use, and clearly the client does not have enough fabric for a futon cover. She’s short by at least four yards. Not to mention that her yardage is only 44 inches wide, and the futon cover requires a fabric about 60 inches wide. Additionally, there’s a floral motif to her fabric that would require extra yardage to match and not look homemade. Sure I could sugest a contrast fabric, but my conclusion is this: I just don’t want to make this futon cover.
Remember this post I wrote in January? I was talking about how I always put myself last and vowed to change that. Well, it was shortly after that when I agreed to make the futon cover – for the very person who suggested I remember to put myself first.
I need to walk my talk. Here I am, unable to go barely a week without repeating an outfit, with a room full of patterns and fabric for myself, and I’m working on making a futon cover (or doggie clothes, or onesies for not-yet-born babies).
<Smack me upside the head and call me late to the party.>
So, I put the futon stuff away (and will take a deep breath, tell the client I won’t make her the cover, but later – after I’m done sewing a complete wardrobe for myself – would consider making her throw cushions) and got out my tried and true patterns from Simplicity 4076. I cut out a scoop neck version in the pink hibiscus knit I just got from the Hancock’s $1.99 table, and a twist top version in a blue crushed velour (with cap sleeves). I have another fabric in the wash, which will then be cut out to another nice spring top (same pattern), and I’ve got a nice soft pink velour still to cut out.
More soon, but the back calling out for some cold ice pack therapy.