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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.
One of my favorite pillow inserts is this one. It is a compartmented pillow. That means the inner core of small white feathers provide gentle support while the outer pockets of premium down cradle the face. It softly fills out cotton and linen pillow covers. Currently stocking the standard 20" x 26" size, which is also perfect for additional back pillows for your furniture slipcovers.
Organic cotton laces are my favorite and the one in this photo is from Near Sea Naturals. I don't think the butterflies are available any more. Probably because I stitched them to so many cotton and linen slipcovers. But another favorite is the Brontosaurus lace which can be found on the link below. I used both the Butterfly and the Brontosaurus lace recently on a pair of straightleg levis so I could get them over my red cowgirl boots. www.nearseanaturals.com
Here is a photo from one of my favorite family fall vacations to Disney World. The year was 2000 and I am wearing one of my favorite outfits. White linen of course. 100% Irish linen to be exact. I can't remember how many times I have worn this or how many times it has gone around in the washing machine. A whole bunch. I never get tired of this outfit, and cool comfort never goes out of style. So no I will not be ditching the white just because Labor Day has come and gone once again. As a matter of fact, I am inspired to create a line of white linen slipcovers. I can imagine the infinite possibilites of white. Because white slipcovers never go out of style. Of course, I will need to throw in a few color options for zest. Off to the drawing board!