Monday, August 31, 2009

Sew and Sew Couch, Part 2

Last we left we had the most of the bulk done on the 65 year old couch, I had to do the skirt. I love a piece of furniture that has a frilly skirt but, man! What a slow process and a hard task to fit it through a normal sewing machine, I must of broke 4 needles. It took me all day as I had to reposition pleats every two inches as the machine would shift the fabric to a smooth surface, by the time I finished, I felt beat up!


Did I mention my lovely blue fabric is wool? Yep, a big, ole' whooping purchase at Goodwill for 9.99 and there must of been 35 yards at 65'' inches wide, an amazing buy for a stitcher!



The arms were pretty easy as I knew they would be, this is a comfortable couch as Madame said she would sleep on it. Yep, I've done that many times after 2 c-sections, a couch comes in handy over a waterbed where effort is needed to ''rise and shine.''



Special pillows and a coffee table. Drats, Madame set the bottle of orange glow for hardwood floors down on the side of the table! Oh. Well. C&G Design.




12 comments:

tina said...

It looks fantastic! Did I mention I need some things slipcovered?:)

Roses and Lilacs said...

Looks like a huge job.I wish I had the confidence to take on a project like that. Great deal on the material too.
Marnie

Jean said...

It looks great and that was quite the deal on the material.

Nana could relate to the breaking of needles. When I was in high school she made me a magnificence, full length, flowing coat. It was a red with black knot like things scattered thru it. It also was wool and had quilted material for padding as it was a winter coat. There was no way it would go thru her fancy, dancy Singer machine which Baba had bought her not too long before that for an anniversary present. She had an old antique Frankling, pedal machine. It did a great job on that coat, just worked like a charm.

Tina I bought material to do the dinning room chairs over a year ago
and have never done them. Dawn offered to do them for me. I think I should have taken her up on the offer. What a dummy I can be.

Jillian said...

Amazing! What a great old piece of furniture. Good sewing job, too!

Dawn said...

Mom, next time I'm down I'll take a few chairs with me and the fabric and I'll get them done for you, I'll post on it.

Debbie said...

You are an absolute genuis Dawn!! What a professional job...I am totally in awe now!! Beautiful...beautiful...beautiful.....and to add a skirt to the bottom too?? My God girl are you good or what!

Protector of Vintage said...

Looks fantastic!! I admire your talent. Take care~

Lola said...

Terrific. Looks great.

Lorraine said...

Wow!! It's fabulous!! You did a great job!:o)

Leedra said...

Really looks so good. I think you could make anything old look good again. Want to come for a visit?

Skeeter said...

I was thinking the same thing Tina that is if you can get the squeak out of the couch first. Then I would not need a new one! Dawn to the rescue!

Marina said...

wow, what a wonderful job you did on this couch!!