SSS Day 24 and home decor

not quite awake yet

SSS Day 24:  self-stitched dress (red cotton piqué Vogue 2684), sweater by Olsen, Roots Purple Rain 2009 bag and slides by Town Shoes.  What a lovely picture, eh?  Staring at the camera in a daze.  It’s about 9:00 a.m. and I am, obviously, still not awake.  Yup.  I am NOT a morning person.  However, I had errands to run today, and I’d like to share them with you, since they all involved fabric and other such lovely things.

The first stop was Fabricland.  My DD1 had a harp concert tonight for a local orchestra’s gala fundraiser, and she does not have concert blacks since she’s outgrown the last set I made for her.  So I needed to buy the fabric, pick up DD3 from school, give her lunch, take her back to school, return home, cut the skirt for DD1 and sew it up before the all the DD’s arrived home at 3:15 because dinner needed to be served at 4:30 so DD1 and DH could be out the door on the way to the fundraiser by 5:00 p.m.  Whew!  Oh, and in between, I needed to drop off that headboard cover I mentioned in yesterday’s post.

headboard cover

Here it is in the context of the room.  This is a “guest” bedroom for my clients granddaughter when she sleeps over.  LOVE the chandelier.  I would like a chandelier in my bedroom!

I must say it was a very simple cover, but it was my first experience sewing 1/2″ piping.  It took a bit of fussing, but it looks lovely!  I wonder if there’s a special sewing machine foot for large piping.  I ended up just using a zipper foot.  And there was barely enough fabric to cover the piping and match all the stripes at the right spot.  And the stripes were printed 2 inches off grain!!!  Can you believe it?  I lost a good 10 inches of fabric truing it up to the stripes.  I must say, that’s my pet peeve with fabrics.  I just HATE fabrics that are not true to their grain.  blah! Do you have a pet sewing peeve?  Do share!

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