Okay... So the couch that shall live in infamy began as this House of Miniatures kit. Forgive my pictures please... I used a cell phone this morning so I could write this up quickly.
I think what really threw me about this kit is that its the first ever that I've tried with upholstery. The little chairs I made really don't count in my opinion. Square glued down cushions can't compare to the madness that is this kit.
The instructions talk about templates. You're supposed to draw those from tracing the kit parts. Yeah... That was...interesting. At least I had some butchers paper I could use. The directions are also very...well vague. At least to me. I'm used to sewing patterns, that sort of thing. And if you're going to work with fabric you need to understand how everything is going to fit together.
What a freakin' mess.
But I endeavored to persevere. (Husband is a big fan of Legend of Josey Wales.) And I got everything glued to the templates, then to each other and here's the result. I'm distinctly un-thrilled so far.
|The edges at the top bother me. It's a small area for a lot of fabric.|
|Ditto with this edge at the bottom|
|How I managed it I don't know but the edges don't meet up. Might have to get wet and reglue.|
|And if I'm doing one side might as well do the other.|
|The top edge doesn't look too terrible.|
I'm unsure about redoing the fabric on the arms themselves. I think maybe some piping? And see if I like the edges better then.
I'm wracking my brain on regluing the arms to the base though because I can't figure out how to keep them from moving while they dry. I tried tape so the tension would keep them in place. But they have to be tight to the base or the whole thing looks sloppy.
I'm also just wondering if I should try to use one of Kris's tutorials and make a couch from scratch. It might be just as hard but her instructions are at least clear.
Suggestions? Comments? Great thoughts? Advice?