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Bullstitch of Reality TV
December 18, 2012Posted by on
Remember that mechanical bull job I mentioned a while back? The one I was called to sew a pleather cover for, because they wanted it too look like a blinged out Chanel purse? Well, the promos for “Big Rich Texas” Season 3 have aired now, so now I can safely post a photo. =)
It was a simple job – I just made a cover that fit the bull and covered the brown & white fur on its head & body. The only complicated part was the fact that it was made of pleather and I didn’t have a Teflon presser foot at the time, so I had to use strips of tissue paper between the fabric and the presser foot. (The tissue paper keeps pleather or vinyl from sticking to the foot as you sew and can be easily ripped away from the stitching afterwards.)
I found a video featuring the bull (he even has a twitter handle!). I’m pretty sure this show would drive me crazy if I watched it – it just perpetuates the stereotype that all the women in Texas have big hair, are over-the-top, and love money & bling. *gag*
Anyway, the little promo isn’t too awful to watch even with sound on, and if you like cat-fights & reality TV, you might enjoy the show.
And I finally remembered to buy a Teflon presser foot right after this job (I’ve been meaning to buy one for years), so I’m ready for my next bizarre sewing project!