Ok … Just for those of you who might decide to buy this adorable panel, even though you can’t really read the instructions clearly enough on the online picture or get a picture of the completed project to go along with the instructions…
Let me just share with you. The first step says “Cut pillow pocket and pillow base 1/4″ beyond design.”
Let’s stop right there. Look at those pictures. What do you call a ‘design’? Well, for me, challenged in the art of doll making and general sewing, I took that to be the bed and armoire pictures. So, … I cut around the bed first, leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance.
NO NO NO NO NO NO
The ‘design’ includes the cute little pink pinstripe area as well. You are making an actual rectangular pillow with this project. I thought we would be making little furniture shaped pockets. NO NO NO NO NO Once you have screwed it up this far, the rest of the instructions really don’t make sense and you start yelling at the kids to leave you alone for a few !@#$!@#%$ minutes while you try to figure it out, and to stop asking me every 30 seconds when I’m going to be done with it. Then you start looking for a YouTube video or something that might be a tutorial on this nightmare.
I found a singel picture in internet land that showed the completed project:
They should include this picture with the panel, or give you a website link on the panel to let you get further instructions or a tutorial or something.
So… I will make do with what I have done and adjust. I can make it work out and my 4 year old daughter insists that I finish it the way I started. So, it’s all ok for me. BUT JUST IN CASE YOU BOUGHT THIS PANEL … be forewarned. Or just accept the fact that I’m not that bright. Either way.
Since I don’t know how to properly give credit for the picture above, I’ll just share the link to the site that has it: