Some of you may know that recently I started sewing real things.
*standing ovation please for Polly at Make Mine Beautiful*
Pillows were pretty much the ONLY thing I sewed for years. And they came out ONLY when I managed to sew a straight line OR glue the fourth side properly. I kid you NOT.
I do not follow patterns. EVER. They are scary. Truly.
But I do like to get started. Quickly. I don't do things very efficiently at first. If ever. You know, like most of you here. I'm ONLY repeating what I've read.
So without further ado...
here's the wing back slipcover
BEFORE MARIAN DID HER TUTORIAL
I could have saved so much time, energy, tears, gnashing of teeth...quits and restarts.
However, this is the way things turn out.
I am saving Marian's tutorial forever.
You should, too.
You know if you EVER want to know how to make a slipcover. EVER.
It's so straight forward and easy to follow that I almost started crying when I saw all the needless EFFORT that I put into this 9 month project.
(ok I did not work on this daily, but IT worked on my brain daily. Just about.)
On the upside:
I have learned so much by just diving into this project. Not only sewing and seam ripping experience, but things about MYSELF that are priceless and will remain anonymous - only EC knows what 'trouble I've seen'.
Here's the before:
I got this from CL because I wanted to try my hand at slipcovering a wingback without spending a lot of money.
Here's what the chair looks like as of today.
(the slipcover fresh out of the drier)
I will be painting the legs white at some point.
No welting this time around. I just wanted to see if I could do the cover with all the wings and arms and t-cushion and ruffles!
This is a complete slipcover without any zippers or ties, just slip on and slip off!
(If you recall my first EVER slip - this fabric is the same - just the underside.
I like both the grey and the white)
Let me know what you think!
Have a great weekend!