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Saturday, 10 March 2012

A Chair Transformed.

For a recent commission I was given this chair 
and was asked to make a loose cover for it.
Although very nicely upholstered in a Laura Ashley fabric,
my client wanted a cover in a prettier fabric,
to match some curtains I had previously made her.
 She was also no longer keen on the buttoning.
  She chose a new Laura Ashley fabric.
A linen mix, in a pretty ditsy print, called
 I made the centre back opening first - fastened with self fabric bows,
then pin fitted the back of the cover onto the back of the chair.
 Then I pin fitted the inside back and seat together.
 The pin fitting was finished by pinning the outside back to inside back
and seat.

 Once all the pin fitting was completed the cover was stitched together, 
with piping added at the front between the inside back and little arms,
 around the outside back and all around the top of the frilled skirt.

The finished chair cover,
front......
......and back.
 I think it is really pretty - don't you?