Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Paris chic slipcover

This slipcover is for one of my favorite repeat customers. This was a nice change from the slipcovers I always create. This pink slipcover with black cording and a corset detail in the back was so much fun to make. My customer has great taste, and has a lot of fun decorating.
This was my first time creating a corset detail and it was a lot of fun. I hope I get more requests for this in the future.
The rounded back was a challenge. Whenever you see a picture of a slipcover for a rounded back chair there will always be a pillow on the seat to cover the wrinkles on the inside back. It is hard to get a smooth fit in this area especially without a seat cushion. I wanted to show one picture without a pillow because I was so pleased with the results. I used advice from the slipcover master Shirley Hendry Walsh on how to manage the tuck-in area with a pleated collar. The back tucked in smooth and neat. Thank you Shirley for your expertise and willingness to share your slipcover knowledge.
Side view
Before picture I have a couple more chairs I am working on for this same customer- one in a drop cloth fabric another in white denim. Stay tuned for more pictures to come after the New Year.