Breaking up is hard to do? Not so for this lovely lime pair of tufted attached back swivel rockers in very nice condition. One would be used in the den filled with darling grandchildren and would require a washable fabric. The other desired a more sophisticated look for the master bedroom, and likely would serve as a modern day butler and lady's maid.
As you will see in the gallery below, the end use of the cover, as well as the weight and hand of the fabric choices, influence the overall design and construction details. The cotton ticking stripe was loosely fitted with ties and the chenille animal print tightly tailored. Of course that leaves us with the chance that someday the lovely lime pair will reunite.
This slipcover was for a Very Important Person: my MOTHER! Mama had been busy sprucing things up in her bedroom. She painted the walls lavender, purchased new bedding and made new curtains and pillows. The old attached back winged rocker just didn't go with her new nest. So we selected a lilac check and made up this pretty little lady. A Very Important Project for my VIP!
Wingchairs are my favorite furniture so it follows suit that wingchair slipcovers are too. I loved that this project was in my favorite colorway, lime and turquoise. It was especially my pleasure to work on this little petite piece that had an attached back. Slipcover peeps out there will know that attached backs can present a challenge, and you have to decide whether to go over them or around them. For this furniture piece I tried to stick to the original lines. I have covered a good many attached back chairs, but not too many wingbacks, but am reminded of another chair with attached back and seat and thought you might like to see some photos of the process.
This chair was for a very talented lady who lives in a beautiful country home filled with primitive antiques. She dug this chair out of the barn and wanted to use it in a bedroom. The fabric was from a vintage bolt of Hamilton Import's dressmaker's 100% linen, which was prewashed. The red and white check I sourced from GP&J Baker's Beachcomber collection, and was bias cut for the piping, band at bottom of skirt, and flat flange on pillow. The results were so sweet.