September 26th, 2007
I made this a little while back from Amy Butler's book "In Stitches." I bought the book mostly because this pattern caught my eye. I've been making the same stupid ass pillow in different sizes since I learned to sew and it was getting pretty tired. This one is completely different: round, a little bizarre and out of left field, but still kind of girly and cute. My good friend laughed out loud when she saw it on my couch for the first time. It was a hell of a lot harder than I thought it would be. Turns out I have no idea how to sew on ruffles--is there a secret? I'm not in on it that's for sure. I wrestled with my sewing machine and made it work, but it wasn't pretty. Thankfully the ruffles and the blinding yellow stripes distract you from the actual construction of the thing. A word of warning if you ever make this little pillow: it will eat your fabric. All 3 1/2 yards of it. For one pillow. One pillow. Better get that shit on sale. That said, though, I think it would be nice done in patchwork. But then again, that's 3 1/2 yards of scraps you have to piece together. And I'm not ready to wrestle.