My "Modest" Slipcover

Thursday, May 13, 2010

As you know I've been editing our farmhouse. The living room is now freshly painted and for a long time "all the legg-y" chairs & sofa were bothering me. The chairs were sportin' mini skirts and indecent dress. I finally had this chair slipcover with a floor length skirt. Now my furniture can stop blushing! Too many legs were showing & feel this has really made this room sing.

This slipcover really softens the room---& covers those legs!
Ottoman covered and loving it!

I have loved scallops ever since I spotted scalloped liners in baskets & tablecloths at this darling store on Rue de Bac in Paris in 2000. {The store is Le Rideau de Paris 32, Rue de Bac, 32 -Paris 7e} I still have the lovely paper bag, more like a piece of art, that a purchase was tucked into!

My talented seamstress* helped me, she did the ottoman and did most of the chair. Oh, I did help with some of it--but, mainly keeping us fed with iced chocolate brownies as it takes brain power to make these things!! Now just need to wash the chair slipcover to get our markings out and then put the velcro in to secure the slipcover in the back.
{Note* my talented seamstress is Jill of Sew a Fine Seam}

{darcy has been to two rounds of physical therapy--- she's going stir crazy, but rest will help her heal}


andrea creates said...

I love scallops too- I wish I had the skills to make something like that!! Looks great!
Best wishes to Darcy :)

Shannan Martin said...

As soon as I saw that lovely skirt, I had to wonder if Jill was behind it! Super swoony. I adore scallops!

b.ellen said...

KARA !!! LOVE LOVE LOVE. So fresh looking!
and that Wonderful JILL she has the nerve to offer to help me too with a wing back chair I have (: I've just gotta find some fabric... or I still have some dropcloth from previous projects and I've been crushing on those scallops for a while too..hmmm we might end up with similar chairs.(:

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Glad you like it so much! I had fun working on these. Gotta get mea an ottoman, just love that scalloped cover.
The brownies clenched the deal on the chair - I'm sure we wouldn't have got it done without those yummy things;)

Sachiko said...

I love the scalloped edges on the slip cover, so pretty! I would love to have white couch in my house, but with three small kids and a dog...mmm maybe not. I will just enjoy looking at your pictures. :)

Kristi~The Slipcover Girl said...

those scallops are to die for! I'll be featuring you!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

The scallops are adorable! I have a scalloped white king size coverlett I've been thinking about making into a slipcover. Now I can see how it will look!
Beautiful job.

Nancy said...

Oh the scallops are perfection! Are they hard to do? I "almost" did that on a settee skirt but thought it might be too challenging.
Nancy said...

How Do I Purchase This Slipcover For MY Chair And Ottoman?