Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy

Flower Girl Dress by Whimsy Wendy
dropping petals... one by one.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bar Stool Renovation

A quick renovation for a friend turned into one of my most favorite before and afters.

These cushions had seen a lot of wear and were ready to be switched out. They were from kitchen counter bar stools. The base was an oblong wood form with sturdy foam and soft batting giving it structure. The piping encircles the base as the cushions rest in the bar stool frame, giving it a very finished look.

This gorgeous fabric from Calico Corners really added an up to date look on the chairs. The fabric's stripes are in a grey and beige and off white and the material was beautiful to sew and work with.

Here are the four cushions all ready to go to their home!

The finished product. Really thrilled at its clean polished look. A very nice finish in a beautiful home.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

An Interesting Challenge

Always up for a challenge, I was recently asked to tackle a recovering project for an entry way. 
My designer friend wanted to recover her settee cushion with upholstery webbing.
I think it turned out magnificently!

The biggest challenge was figuring out how to have the weaving of the webbing hold together. I learned that by weaving a large portion of webbing, then ironing a fusible woven backing to that portion of webbing it would hold together tightly enough to let me sew a cris-cross pattern of stitches... pulling it all together.

Love the pattern, texture and uniqueness of this! Very fun!