Helping out a Friend

So much has been going on in my life that I have not done any sewing lately. But, my girlfriend asked me to help her out by sewing king-size pillow shams for her master bedroom.

What a great excuse for a girl date and a cup of coffee. (Like I really need an excuse to enjoy a cup of Jo.)

Deciding on a color to match the comforter was the first step. Since the comforter was a paisley print with gray, pale mauve and slate blue, we opted for something in the gray family.

Next step, which was the hardest, was to find the perfect fabric.  After searching through my favorite fabric store and coming up empty, I had to find another alternative.  Then the light bulb turned on and I decided to look for a drapery panel.  I wanted a shiny fabric and found a slate blue polyester.  I got a single 84-inch long unlined panel.  Brought it home and removed all hems.  Then I ironed the panel.  I was able to cut out shams for a pair of king-size panels.  The back of the sham has a six-inch overlap.

Needless to say once on the bed, the pillow shams looked great.  My girlfriend added a couple of navy and one mauve pillows.  Now, her master bedroom decor pops!  So, happy I was able to oblige.

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