Friday, April 29, 2011
It was a fight to the finish!
My beautiful and "Oh-so-ready-to-have-her-baby-at-any-moment" daughter in law asked me to re-do the car seat cover she already had, to something more "girly" for little miss Sofia. So last night I proceeded to disassemble the old cover. That part was easy. Just me and my trusty seam ripper :) I used the old fabric pieces as patterns to cut the new uber cute Carolyn Gavin "Wild Thyme" fabric that April picked out. As I started to re-assemble the cover - a fight ensued! Have you ever had a project that just refused to be sewn? I had to really wrestle with this to force it into submission under my sewing machine needle. Luckily I only broke one needle! It's so wanky and bulky and it felt like it was alive. As usual, I forgot to take the "before" picture, but the gray with light green circles is the original fabric. I still have the little seat belt covers and the sunshade to make tomorrow. I don't foresee any problems with those parts, but who knows? I need to run out and get some more orange double fold bias to finish all the details. I'll post pics of the completed seat cover as soon as it's all done. This is one of those times when it was all done for love, because I definitely won't be doing another one of these any time soon. But I know for sure that as soon as I see little Sofia sitting safely buckled up in her very stylish car seat, it will all have been worth it!