A new toy.
Well, I’ve been working on the project for nearly a year now. By “working” I really mean that it’s been sitting in a special spot, waiting to be finished. Which it still isn’t. But almost! It still needs a finished edge around the bottom, and probably a pad that goes on the inside to keep the walls fluffed out (which the pattern calls for, which I didn’t believe that I needed. Now I’m thinking that it probably does need it). It’s not shown here because I cut it off in the picture, but it hangs from the ceiling. Except, it doesn’t yet… in this picture my tall tall husband is holding it up from the inside. I think I might make one of those skinny, wavy flags to attach to the top, just for that little extra touch.
You would not believe how much the whole thing cost… I got the (really nice, dry clean only satin) for a whopping $1.50 a yard. I think the whole shebang cost around $15. I didn’t want it to have rough edges on the inside (since all the playing happens in there!) so I did french seams (fancy!) and I love how they turned out. It’s heavy and solid and silky and shiny and wonderful! (Or else it will be when it is finished!) I think for the pad I will either use the green satin, or maybe do red to match a red flag, or maybe get a fun print. I think if I did a fat red and white stripe in an upholstery weight it might look a little more circus tent than tent tent, especially with the flag. It’s hard to know when you’re deep in the trenches of making it.
What do you think? Does it need the pad to fluff out the edges? What color/print? Flag? No flag?