This stupid slipcover is taking absolutely forever! I am completely annoyed with how slow it's been going. Of course I'm making it up as I go along so it's my fault that it's taking longer than it needs to, but still...Well it's going to look really nice when it's finished. Here's a preview:
They didn't have quite enough of the main fabric (which was only $3.00 a yard!) to do the whole thing exactly according to the pattern so I decided to get all fancy with the contrasting piping around the arm seams. I'm going to have a two inch elasticized band of the same material going all around the bottom of the main section, with matching ties for the front, if I have enough of that fabric, and then the skirt will be a slightly washed out silky black fabric which will be gathered into a slight ruffle around the very bottom. I know that all sounds really weird, but I have a vision. And if it turns out to be a miserable failure, at least I didn't waste too much money on it.
Meanwhile, as of today I am crushing on, or enamored with, or slightly fascinated by a new category of men. I know there are those of you out there who have a thing for rock stars, or hockey players, or firemen, or whatever, but I've just discovered a whole new world of men in the upholstery business. Check them out - they have much more useful things to say than most men do, and they really know what they are talking about. The Men of Upholstery. Hey - I should do a calendar!
Here's Bubba Austin. He's a real manly man, no-nonsense kind of guy, but kind of adorable at the same time. I like watching him sew.
This next video features Ron from Canada. You never know what you're going to find inside an old antique sofa. And he knows when to keep quiet and let the video do the talking.
And Mike here, with his tough guy accent, is gonna tell you everything you need to know about the different types of foam that can be used for cushions.