Wondering about this old sofa? Yeah. Progress is stalled.
We've had some unexpected expenses this summer. My car finally went to the great big Volvo junkyard in the sky. "Fabric buying budget" is now replaced by "car payment." No fun. Anyway, we did pick out the fabric we are going to use, but it is much more expensive than I originally imagined we'd spend. So we are currently saving up for the big purchase. I bought one yard to test it out. It's beautiful. All those medallions are woven (embroidered?) and the fabric is very heavy duty. It's super nice upholstery fabric. It's much more contemporary than I envisioned at the start, but I think we'll be happy with it for a long time. Those star bursts are reminiscent of mid-century design, don't you think?
In the meantime, I have taken apart the the cushions and made paper patterns from the pieces. I am going to sew up some inner cushion covers from muslin. The feather cushions don't have an inner cover and all the raw edges are on the outside and fraying. I figure an inner cover will help with longevity. And it will give me an exact number for yardage to buy. Up until this point we've been estimating.
Now for a pattern matching question. How concerned should I be about matching the medallions around the edges of the cushions? I'm going to use a solid cream color fabric for the cording. I'm concerned that seeing little bits of medallions on the cording will look strange. I know that I can match up the front edges of the cushions to the top no problem, but matching up the sides and bottom will be difficult. Is it a big deal to make sure everything matches up? Is is even possible to match all sides of a box cushion? Does it matter if the medallions are matched up if there is a solid piece of cording breaking up the pattern anyway? Just curious what you think.
So I know the initial date of completion was the end of this summer. I think now I'm going to claim it will be done by Christmas ;)
I think we can handle that.