Now I remember why I don't do more Chesterfields! The tufting on this thing is taking me forever, plus a day and a half...
I got the seat cushion finished yesterday. That meant only the back and the arms to go. However.....The back is half again as big as the seat. And the arms are two thirds the size of that.
I played with the pattern until I had all of the pieces fitting correctly....Then I had to cut it down a bit at the corners to allow for the thickness of the suede and the stuffing.Be aware that the pattern pieces don't allow for this. Every sofa that you make will differ in thickness, so this is just a general guide to work with.
After working on it for hours, I have the back and one arm tufted.I have them in place, but the seat is still movable. I have to wait until the other arm is done before I can finish the seat. I still have to stain the bun feet and put them on, so it sits a bit low still.
There may be a pause in the proceedings. Tessie broke a knee this morning....That means full leg replacement. Serious operation. That's why she isn't jumping around. Usually, by now, she would be bouncing up and down on the sofa to see how the pogo stick works on that particular surface.
That will have to wait until both she and the sofa are in better shape. I think that Tessie comes first. I will get right on that....You know what's coming next. She never consents to one of these operations without a new outfit. It has to be the contract in writing, in triplicate and notarized.
I guess that I had better get back to work. It is going to take a while to fix her knee(and sew her dress). She is insisting that I do it right away. She doesn't have a leg to stand on.....Literally.
See you tomorrow.