Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The HORROR Casket

Okay here are a bunch of pictures!:)
Step One: See how hard it was connecting black to black through black and with black?! :)

After I connected all the pieces to eachother, then I had to connect them to the base.

After stitching all that black and worrying how it would all fit, I decided to take a bright color thread and loosely sew it all together, to make sure it would fit. I used a million pins too!

Connecting the last section.

See this SPACE???? It is NOT supposed to be there! Everything is counted right, I've checked that a million times. But somehow, my sides were that much longer than the base.

and see how loopy and fluffy it is? It's not supposed to be like that. I think it's because I used the iron-on interfacing instead of the Skirtex.

If I pull the lower part of the coffin, with my hand..I can make it look really nice! By the way, those ties at the edges aren't supposed to be there, but it did make my coffin stay together better. I'm going to replace it with a very thin cording, I think!

See how nice it looks, when I am holding it just right?

But in REAL life here's how it really looks....

See all that space around it, and the long walls are loopy and soft and there is still about 1/4 inch at the most from the top and the base of the coffin. There is supposed to be a button there, and when I get that attached, that part will look fine. I just put a thread there, so I could pull it tight to see what it would look like. I just don't want to drive 30 min. for one black shank button! :) Maybe tomorrow.

Anyway, It's just a little frustrating that it didn't come out so great. I didn't dare to show you a picture of the edges on the base..that really looks horrid! Especially compared to the pictures the designer sent of her base! At first I said bottom instead of base, but reread that sentence with the word bottom instead! :)

I still have all the little things to put inside the coffin, but am waiting on fabric for that.
Come on people, MOAN with me! :) At least my little skeleton glows in the dark!

I don't dare take it apart to replace the interfacing with SKIRTEX...right??


staci said...

I'm sorry you're having so much trouble...but I don't think it looks that bad :)

Cindy F. said...

WOW! That's a lot of work and way too complicated for my brain! It really looks incredible and I hope you figure out your problem. Wish I could help, but not a clue! It is sooo cute, so you have to complete it somehow!!

Marion said...

Sara, I'm wanting to see if my LNS has that pattern when I go back on Friday, but, these "older" eyes, with black on black, on black, etc...now I'm not so sure!! LOL
I can't offer any advice, but it is adorable!

Daffycat said...

Oh, wow. It looks great even if it isn't stiffy enough. I hope adding the skirtex will help. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I dunno why you are so concerned with designer's bottoms...seems a bit weird :o)

saras said...

I was wondering if anybody would get that! :) ha