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1  Showing off - reupholstered my couch in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by Qalliope on: November 21, 2011 07:46:15 AM
My mother's mother's mother's couch was in an awfully sad state. Some of the springs had collapsed, webbing had come loose, the upholstery shredded, dirty, and faded.  So I decided to do something about it.  I love owning that couch, but it didn't serve much purpose anymore.  People actually avoided sitting on it. 




Couldn't afford a pro job so I took tools and ebay fabric in hand and went at it. 



I have never ever done anything like this before, and it turned out pretty decent.  In retrospect, maybe I should have practiced on something less old/fragile/complicated/totally irreplaceable.




Ignore the mess on the floor, I had just had the couch upside-down with it's guts strewn all over the living room for 3 weeks, so I hadn't done much cleaning.
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2  A Pirate Coat for Christmas! in Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects by Qalliope on: December 27, 2008 09:05:37 AM
My 5 yr old son really needed a new winter coat for this year as last year's was really too small.  We couldn't find one he liked in our price range, so we talked over our options, and he asked me to make him a coat that would make him look like a pirate. I found an image of pattern pieces for a justaucorps on a blog and used it as a guideline for this.



I finished just in time for Christmas morning




It's amazing what I can do in 5 to 10 minutes a day for two months.  The thing is fully lined, and the upper part is interlined with Thermolam for warmth. The trim is hard to see in the pictures, but it's brown and cream striped raw silk.  It's got a great bumpy texture that contrasts well with the softness of the microcorduroy.  And of course Fleur-de-lis buttons.

Voila! Justaucorps!
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