Yes, this is another slipcover project, finally! And it was a great one to start the year with. My client brought this adorable chair awhile ago, and we have taken our time to find fabric for it. It is quite petite and very curvy. The existing fabric was in good condition, but was not the style my client was looking for.
We considered several fabric options, and eventually settled on a Robert Allen remnant piece I had picked up from a local fabric warehouse a few months back (it looks like it might be a 2008 pattern, but I can’t find anything else to identify it). Fortunately, there was just enough fabric to match the largest pieces (I added white cotton duck for the piping and decking). The fabric washed up perfectly and had just the right amount of “give” to accommodate all the curves. And here she is!
I was initially concerned about how the curvy panel that runs from the arm up the side of the chair would work, but it was shaped just right and ended up working quite well. The client requested a simple skirt to finish it off.
There was no easy place to hide a zipper closure, so I opted for buttons down the back.
Originally, the fabric caught my eye because I loved the juxtaposition of the swirly paisley on the herringbone weave of the fabric. Now I love how the paisley design on the buttons echoes the paisley in the fabric!
Here are some other pieces I have done with Robert Allen fabric…
Print or solid or textured, so far I have really enjoyed using Robert Allen fabrics. They can be a little pricey (I guess you get what you pay for), but if you look around, there are deals to be had :)
Are there particular fabrics that you enjoy working with?