Ahoy! Pillows Ahead!

These fetching lil' vintage island gals had been wallowing away in a loveless marriage to some threadbare tea towels. Our client reckoned them too winsome to go forgotten and asked us to find a new way to showcase such novel booties, uh...beauties.




So, we dusted the ladies off and gave them a new gig entertaining house guests aboard voyages destined for dreamland (read: guestroom pillows).


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Battening Down.
We reinforced the tea towels with some iron-on interfacing. Ensuring that the ladies new dance number will forever be supported.

The girls then got teamed up with a crisp, bold floral pattern for a fresh, updated stage on which to feature their talents.


 
 


 The finishing touch was a pretty, little bias tape boarder to give their stunning forms higher definition. 




Do not disturb.
Now, who wouldn't want to spend their vacation with the likes of these lovelies?
































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Fluffing the Queen's English.
We sailed north to embark on our "To London With Love" custom adventure: Commission to repurpose two bed pillows into Union-Jack, accent pillows.

New square housing needed to be made to create the pillows' new shape before the actual pillowcases could be designed and measured.




A modern palette of orange, grey and white was selected over the traditional British colors. Cheeky.

The two pillows needed to be complimentary without being all matchy-matchy. Incorporating a mini cooper graphic into the design was suggested. Thus, driving the project forward. Tally-ho!




We used a reverse applique to create the window effect on the cooper. Assembled the rest of the design elements onto the front of the pillow case. Sewed everything together and Bob's your uncle...



Brilliant!



That's it for today's travel log.
We are always ready to be whisked away! If you would like to take a design journey with us, just throw us a line (read: email). Who knows where we might go!


  Toodle-loo,
Matt and Lisa