good morning bloggy friends!
I have been sooooo anxious to finish my latest
big little project!
getting the loveseat slipcover done (click here to see) really motivated me to finish it all
and that meant the wingback chair....
(I'll tell you about the pillow later)
know think my family is really ready for me to be done
w/ such slipcover "excursions"
I call it an excursion because it takes me away from all reality
& normal mom / wife duties until I finish.....
don't worry the kids & hubby were fed..barely...the laundry was done..mostly..the house stayed somewhat together sort of (unless you consider pins & lint & fabric strewn all over 2 or 3 rooms for a week a problem....)
Ok yes we ran out of groceries mid week & ate.... um....interesting combinations....
but while the project sits there in rags & pins
I am pretty much consumed with it every waking moment....
and there simply is not time to mess around at the grocery stores when
I need to finish!!!!
I am done.
NO......this is not the finished product!
this is the fabulous, loveliness that
has sat in my living room for months.......and months...
this is the before
I was actually going to post a tutorial on this whole process
but I had a total of 112 pictures.....
and thought that might be a
lot little much...
but I can certainly
bore show you some of the process...(if you'd like to look it over....)
the fabric above is a twin matelasse coverlet
(that I almost sold in our yard sale for $5!!!)
I am sooo glad no-one wanted it for the stiff 5 bucks I was asking!
I was trying to figure out what fabric to use .... I knew I didn't want white linen for all the furniture...
but I knew I wanted neutral... is there anything else?
so I started rummaging around in the little fabric I had left over from the yard sale. I was definitely in one of those 'get rid of everything moods' for that sale....
and I found the coverlet
~so it begins~
this is how it starts...cut out a piece bigger & longer than the front back
make sure it tucks in nice & lays flat
and start adding to it
one piece at a time
you do a lot of fitting & pinning
I like to pin everything together inside out & then turn it around periodically to check the fit
when you turn it around you can see where you need to make adjustments
you make piping
lots of piping....
you sew piping
you pin piping
you sew on piping
you run out of piping
you make more piping
you buy more cording
you make more piping
you pin piping
you see a pattern here?
can you see the coordinating fabric I used for the back?
it's cream denim
I really wanted to use burlap for the backside because I love
the way that looks....but I was really concerned about how
so I figured this was the next best thing
Now I don't want you to be mislead into thinking this project
didn't require the same amount of customary trips to a certain fabric store
grouchy very helpful employees are always willing to help and with a.....um....smile...
I don't want you to imagine that I simply strolled in there and got my 2 yards of cream denim fabric off the bolt sitting on the rack...like that would be so normal and easy.
I will not let you imagine such a simple process
that is not what happened............
not at the
only fabric store in town fabric store I go to.
here it is in a nutshell....3/4 yard on the bolt...so "ma'am you need to take a number & stand in this
very long line to ask if there is anymore anywhere..in back or whatever....so I stand in line for 15 minutes so I can have the pleasure of asking my question ask my question. Then no there is no more fabric...(of course) "do you want just this amount?" said she. "no, it's not enough" said I.
oh great I'm thinking now what will I do & more importantly:
how long is this going to set me back??? don't they know how extremely important this project is?
I mean...I need to finish it now..................um ok not really but I want to!
but then the heavens opened & a dear sweet lady (who deserves a raise)
"let me check in back for a comparable fabric...ok?"
music to my ears
"thank you kind dear, I love you" is what I'm thinking
.....and she found some...... (choirs of angels singing)
so I got 1/2 cotton duck & 1/2 cream denim for the sides & back of my chair.
the fabric actually looks identical, the denim is just a bit softer.
on w/ the slipcover.
working on the arms towards the end
attaching the back
measuring & cutting seat cushions
pinning & piecing together the sides
and before you know it...
no after many many hours...
I used vintage linen napkins on the pleats...kind of fun ... they had the same color trim as the coverlet so I lucked out.
finished side panel w/ the skirt on
front view w/ skirt
wing w/ two coordinating fabrics
OK....now the official after....
what do you think?
I like it. I like the color & the texture w/ the rest of my linen furniture
wait...did you notice the little pillow at the very beginning??
I took your advice & made a couple burlap pillows
to go with the white linen
do you like the crocheted edge?
There it is friends.....
Thanks so much for coming by today!
See you next time.