Let me just say that when I gave myself the goal of a pillow a week I did not foresee contracting the most heinous stomach bug I have ever had. I was right on schedule and then, well, I spent Easter morning in the ER.
But, I'm back at it.
Here is a look at how our second pillow turned out.
I scored this orange print last June, it was an Ikea duvet and pillowcase set.
I was so psyched I actually wrote about it here.
It may sound like I had a lot of fabric to work with but not so. I was clearly coming up short.
I am saving the duvet for another bed project and the pillowcase was already chopped up to make the pockets and waistband of this skirt.
Luckily, I already had this skirt in my sewing pile because it is in need of a new...you guessed it...waistband.
Let the seam ripping and salvaging began!
All of that piece work made this pillow cover take a lot longer than I anticipated but I really love the way it looks.
The fabric was also pretty thin, and the pillow form a little scratchy, so I added a lightweight cotton lining.
Don't forget that I'm practicing my zipper installation skills.
I'm already improving.
There she is, sitting pretty.
Note: The floral pillowcase is mine and just a temporary filler.
And if you weren't convinced this pattern could be manly, here it is with Desmond's flannel sheet set. How very rugged and tumbleweed-y.
Hmmmmmmmm, speaking of tumbleweeds, time to whip up something with that cowboy print I scored on our trip to Texas.