Ok girls, I kind of did the slipcover...sort of not finished.
Before ugly gold chair (sorry Dawn).
You remember the one I was having so much trouble with in Here Is The Trouble Area. I thought I would show you my progress and revelation.
Chair in partially finished slipcover.
Now I know I am not finished, I will try my hardest to finish tomorrow, it is supposed to rain so I won't be able to weed anyway. I know it is a little sloppy, but once I hem it and put on a cute little ruffle at the bottom and one of my monogrammed pillows in there it will be fine by me.
Now the revelation part. The whole time I have been thinking of the trouble area I knew I had seen that seam before. Then as I was taking apart my mistake it came to me, actually I really swear I could her my mothers exact words "Alaina you know how to do this, you have done this before" this particular seam is just like sewing a shirt. It is the shoulder and arm seam where they meet. So once I had the seams apart and held them, I did know how to do it.
I learned how to sew from my grandmother and mother and I many years of sewing in 4-H. I was not the best sewer, I did not always never wanted to follow the directions. I am more of a JUST DO IT, then fix what I did wrong later. Well that did not bode well with my mother, I understand she wanted me to do it right. We clashed heads many a time.
There was a particular time when I wanted to make a pair of overalls (my favorite thing to wear at the time). However the fabric I wanted to make them from a pair of rust colored corduroy curtains (I was clever even at the young age of 15) but my mom said I did not have enough fabric to lay the pattern out correctly. Let's just say I did it MY way, they were goofy, but I loved them and I wore them all the time, much to my mothers chagrin.
So in my stubbornness, that I inherited from my mother, I know I WILL get this done. Stay tuned for the final slipcover. Ok so I thought it was going to take longer than it did.
Drum roll please!
Hey, guess what, I'm on TOP OF THE ROOF and I'm yelling I DID IT!!!
Look ladies isn't she beautiful, all ruffly and WHITE. I have a few touch ups to do here and there but I was so excited when I put it on I had to share. For anyone who knows the basics of sewing but is afraid to try, get some cheap cotton duck fabric and try to make a slipcover, that way you will never have to say I wish I had tried.
I want to thank all the ladies for their help and encouragement and there are a few blogs out that gave me help Angie from threadneedle studio and Berries from cranberry cottage. Have a wonderful day!
I am lucky to be married to a wonderful man whom I am totally in love with. We have three adorable children who make us laugh daily, two cats and one dog. We were lucky enough to build our dream home that is filled full of love, laughter and my collections. I am loving all things white, and I believe you can always make treasures even better with some white paint. I have owned my own shop and I loved every process it involved, and one day I may want to do it again with the right partner. I try to live my life with no regrets and I believe that everything happens for a reason and to pay attention to the signs we are sent.