Hi there, I hope you had a wonderful week-end. Yesterday, Sunday, (my favorite day of the week) was a bright, sunny beautiful day.
It turned out to be a Do nothing, Snuggle up, Sleep In, Stay in bed, kind of morning. But I finally decided to come out from hiding and make the bed.
Making the bed each morning is some what of a ritual for me something I am adamant about. A comfortable, well dressed bed is where I start my day and end my day, which is utterly important to my psyche.
This Spring and Summer I wanted new bed linens in a Shabby Chic style in hues of white with lots of texture in fabric contents of Cotton, Silk, Taffeta, Faux Fur and Sequin Satin.
I love using all white coverlets, duvets and bed skirts because I can change the pillows out to colorful prints when ever it suits me as long as they coordinate with the draperies. Plus white linens coordinates with any style.
I have two sets of Euro pillows. Faux Fur and Taffeta.
The Taffeta petal die-cuts Euros are the most playful. Actually this fabric is special occasion dress fabric. But for added weight I used a cotton lining for the front and a soft white velvet unlined for the back.
Working with this fabric was easy but careful attention was important not to cut into or damage the die-cut petals. Stitching Taffeta and Velvet together I was not able to press the seams, only using steam and finger pressing. For the pillow closure I used 1/2″wide velcro. Which was the easiest. (For a FYI tutorial on cutting Die-Cut Taffeta see below).
Overall I’m please with my Spring and Summer Shabby Chic bedding. Hubby likes it and I think the doggies like it too.
Time to Snuggle up to a little Shabby Chic.
Have a great week. Remember to make your bed!
Thanks for stopping by. Sew create and enjoy loving your home.
Quick tip on die-cut taffeta: