Friday, March 09, 2007

99 out of 100!!!!

This semester, one of the classes I'm taking is Sewing for the Home (it's an elective for the interior design program). For our midterm project, we had to make a cushion cover that included a decorative trim and a zipper closure. Mine is pictured below:

When we turned these in, we had to include an evaluation list on which we had to grade our own work. We had to give each item an X (well-done), S (satisfactory), and O (needs improvement). I gave myself a few X's, but mostly S's for neatness, zipper application, trim application, and fit.

The instructor graded our pillows during break time (it's a 3 hour class). When we returned, I was shocked...shocked at my grade: 99/100. Not only that, but she had changed most of my S's to X's. Apparently she had a higher opinion of my work than I did.
And that seems to be the general concensus around here. When he saw the finished pillow, Kyle asked "you made that?" Quinton thinks it looks something that could be found in a high-end store with a $50 price tag.

5 comments:

denise price said...

Val-
You did a great job on the pillow- I love the trim on it- I wouldn't expect you to turn in anything that wasn't near perfect-
I love that Todd Rundgren song- One of my very favorite oldies. Haven't heard it in a long time. I used to own the record. Denise

Christopher said...

I think it's hot, darlin'.

Ms. Val said...

Denise and Christopher--
Thank you. It worked very hard on that pillow...almost to the point of frustration. I undid and redid the zipper three times before I was happy with it! Also, I had a very difficult time sewing the cording so the seam allowance wouldn't show.

I'm happy with the final product...although when turned inside-out, the pillow is a shredded mess.

Oh, and I happened to sneak a peak at the grade book (that was left open). Only one other lady scored as high on her pillow as I did.

Menchie said...

It looks really good! I wish I could sew...but I can cross-stitch and crochet. :D

Ms. Val said...

Menchie:
I wish I cross-stitch and crochet. But I can sew...sort of...