Monday, February 18, 2013

A muff and cover

Katherine put together these awesome tutorials and I followed them to make my own muff and cover.  I have to say that making the covers is pretty satisfying since you can make them relatively quickly.

Like Katherine, I uploaded a portrait to Spoonflower and had it printed on silk.  I actually was able to have the portrait tile so that I was able to get more than one on a single test swatch.

This project was also great because I managed to use things from my stash, which included muslin, cotton batting I had leftover (and I had to pull it all apart because it was flat and not the loose stuff), cream dupioni, flat gold sequins, and cream silk satin ribbon. 

The portrait I used is one of my favorite portraits, "Portrait of Mrs Russell nee Cox 1781" by John Smart. (Larger version and more detail here.)

Here are Katherine's tutorial links:

Muff base:
Muff Cover:
Decorating the Cover:

And here's how mine turned out. It's not perfect, but I like it! And I want to do another!

I actually later upgraded to one of The Lady Detalle's muffs, because she makes really down ones for a totally reasonable price, especially for the amount of work they take to make. It's way nicer than my polyfilled one!

For my own future reference, this muff cover is 13.5"x 25".

The cover before decoration: