Cushions and coats are the two things that I can never get right. I often see a coat in a shop, try it on, love it and buy it on a whim. Only to realise not long afterwards that I would never wear it because it's completely wrong for me. It's gotten so bad that I have had to accept that I simply can not be trusted around coats.
And I fear that the same may be said about cushions. I'm just not very good at choosing or making the right cushions for myself! So often I've bought fabric thinking that it would make perfect cushions, only to realise at a later date that I've gotten it wrong yet again.
I'm not sure what it is that I get so wrong and in all honesty no one has ever complained about the cushions on my sofas, but I'm never really happy with how they look.
When I saw these fabrics I knew immediately that I wanted to make cushions out of them, absolutely certain that they would look beautiful.
And they do. But when I put them on the sofa I was once again gripped (yes gripped) with the uncertainty that I always feel when I've finished making new cushions! I have however decided that all that is needed this time is more of them. They need matching partners so as not to look so lost on the sofa, and to make more of a visual impact. So I've been busy cutting another 6 of them, because I'm sure that's the magic number ( let's hope I don't decide to apply this theory to my problems with coats!).
The fabric is an unusual, mid weight woven that I bought from Fabworks. As well as the cushions, I'm intending to make a dress out of the blue one, probably using the Mortmain pattern, which I think it will be perfect for.