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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Half a Chaise is Better Than None...

This is going to be a two parter. Tessie insisted on me making a chaise lounge for the bedroom. Had to be white. No ruffles. She says that the bed is enough ruffles in the room.

Back to the drawing board. I was tired of making the small one that I have made several times before. I decided that this one would be more spacious. Therefore, a new pattern was required.

Tessie is holding the first piece. That's the only piece so far.

I am using that for the base, upper seat and padded top. They are all the same size and shape.

Once I cut the three pieces, two from ceiling tile and one from heavy card stock, I covered the bottom piece by wrapping it with the fabric that I am using for the whole thing and gluing on the feet. These won't be seen because of a tailored skirt.

I padded the card stock with two layers of batting and did a wrap with the fabric. Then I glued that to the upper seating area.

The third step was to make the tailored skirting. It just happened to be 3/4" from the top of the base to the floor, so I cut pieces of card stock that height. I cut this into three sections to fit around the bottom front area. The back part will be covered by the arms and back....Those will have to wait until tomorrow.

Tessie is already liking it and wants it finished now....Not going to happen today.

This is going to be a "to be continued" episode.

Gotta go do something useful in the real world now. Beef Enchiladas from scratch with tacos and beans on the side take time to put together. It is either eat or mini. I am choosing to have Mexican food for dinner.

See you tomorrow.


Deni said...

This Chase will be wonderful! Im getting that Mini bug again!
But the Enchiladas has got me in I cant wait to get to America to have some of that Mexican food I luv it!

Chynadoll said...

Looking forward to part 2. Wow, Mexican! Love it. Think thats what I'm having for dinner tonight :)