Here's where I started today:
- This afternoon, I painted the wooden button to be the same creamy color of the fabric.
- Tonight, I sewed the mum to the center of the pillow (I made my pillow 14x14 inches instead of 18x18 inches, so that is why I centered the mum instead of relegating it to the corner like in Amy's directions).
- Although Amy's pillow didn't call for it, I then decided which trim to use (smaller or larger--both are shown below--I chose smaller)
Here I am in the midst of sewing the trim on:
As the sun was setting on polluted New Jersey:
I didn't really know how to finish the trim off, I just turned it under at the bottom. It wasn't true piping so I didn't know how to finish it.
I sewed the back on, shoved the pillow form in, and voila, it's done!
The pillow form doesn't seem to fill out the pillow very well. I can always fill it out with some stuffing, esp in the corners. The pillow also looks rather, um, curvy? But I know I sewed it together straight--not sure what went wrong there...
Here's the back. It doesn't have a zipper, but an overlapping bit that effectively keeps the pillow from popping out:
I'm almost done with another shirt, but that's for another post.
I also have a diagnosis for my back issues, also for another post.