After referring to many slipcover books and googling, I just starting pinning my fabric around and cutting. After a few days of muttering to myself, this was her new dress:
You may be thinking, wow how did she come up with that back? Well, let me assure you that it came out of necessity. As you can see, the back is nothing but a big curve. So, after sewing the slipcover, I had all of this fabric just hanging. As I scratched my head trying to figure out how in the world I was going to get it to hug the back of the chair, I just kind of thought of this. There are plenty of mistakes. For example, getting her dress back on after a washing reminds me of trying to suck in while zipping a pair a jeans after eating your way through the state fair.
The story doesn't quite end here. You see, this chair had a slight odor. I thought I could air it out. Then, I tried putting tons of fabric softener sheets inside the cushion but no luck. So, now here is what this once fetching chair looks like:
Yes, I stripped her down. Painted her toe nails. Now, I just need to dress her. This is where I need your help. From the first picture, you can see that she was dressed in diamond tufts. I would like to do this with a pretty fabric but am terrified of the tufting. Could any of you please, please give me advice on diamond tufting.
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