Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Fabrics are purchased and started

Here is the before picture of the Goucho which is under the front window. There is another cushion that is used to make it a double bed when it lays down.
We made a trip to Rochester, MN to the Mill End Textiles. I could have done a lot more damage than I did, but was able to find this fabric for decorating the inside of the Airstream.
The white fabric is thermal lining that was on sale for $2.49/yd! The next one down is a chocolate brown with green and orange ovals on it for the goucho. The light green is 10 yards for the curtains and then the orange (with a slight, zebra stripe in it) is 4 yards for the backing behind the twin beds in the middle. We also were able to get padding for behind the beds, zippers by the yard for the gaucho, and the zipper ends, all for $130! Most of their fabrics were $4.99 a yard. They even carried a bunch of camper fabrics, but found they weren't funky enough for our tastes.

After working on the goucho for two days, I got it done! There were two 72 inch zippers in the back. The front of the goucho is one piece of material, with only 7 pieces altogether to make the goucho, you can imagine my struggles! Another point of interest, the back has a board in it to attach brackets to attach the goucho in a sitting position to the camper.
I took the old pieces apart and used them for patterns, but several times, could not figure out how to get them together again! Oh well, in the end, they fit perfectly!! Yeah! I just have to cover the other cushion with this material and two arm rests and the gaucho will be complete!

1 comment:

  1. We love the new formatting; much easier on our old eyes!

    It appears you've done a beautiful job on the gaucho cushions. We're not surprised. When will you be opening your upholstery shop?

    Uncle Bill and Aunt Mary