Alright already. It's done. I finally finished the slipcover for my wing back chair. I could bore you with all the details about the hold ups and why it wasn't done earlier this week but I'm not going to rain on my own parade.
I am nothing short of ecstatic about it. Will I be ringing up my sewing friends to come see my work; highly unlikely. Will I slipcover my couch? Probably not.
Here she is in all her glory.
I know, I know she's fabulous. Seriously, I am thrilled with how this turned out. By all means she's far from perfect but remember, I'm the "sewer wanna-be".
I used two drop cloths from Home Depot (sorry Lowe's but I've read your drop cloths have seams down the middle of them).
Here are some more pictures.
Ignore that crooked seam and don't measure those pleats; work with me, will ya?
This finished project was made possible by Miss Mustard Seed's Slipcover Series (video tutorials). You can see them here. Marian is great; she not only demonstrates how to make a slipcover but she actually answers your questions when you ask them.
Here is what my chair looked like before she got dressed.
The burgundy brocade had definitely worn out its welcome in my home, but I couldn't part with the chair because it's really well built and very comfortable to sit in. I wish I had a picture of what she looked like when I first found her in my girlfriend's attic.
Her upholstery was this shiny ivory colored material with a turquoise tapestry print over it. She was missing some stuffing as her dogs used to play tug-of-war with her. My husband saw it and told me, "That is NOT coming into our house."
My Mom had her reupholstered for us and my husband did a double take. I like to give him a hard time when I see him sitting in it.
I'd love to show you a picture of the back but truth-be-told, it's not finished. This was a big project for me and I'm going to milk this post for all it's worth. I'm going to put buttons down the back this weekend and I'll show you pictures then.
Here is a picture with the throw pillow I made. You can read about that here.
I added a burlap rosette with a wooden button in the middle.
Sorry the pictures are not great but it's late here.
Well, it's Friday night and I have some parties to attend with my chair. My chair and I are definitely "tardy for the party", but I prefer to say we're fashionably late.........