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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

One Slipcover Done, One More To Go

Hello dear friends, I'm so glad you have come by.
I'll show you my first slipcover. I have never made anything like this before, in fact this is the most difficult project I have EVER attempted to do. And after the second one is finished, I will not be doing anymore, of that I'm certain.  It's not perfect, but I can live with it.





 BEFORE:




 AFTER:



I haven't ironed it yet, it has much the same look as linen. And I love the look of linen when it's not ironed.
I will iron it when I'm finished with the second one.
It's mostly cut out, just needs to be fitted and sewn. 
This one probably took about 18 hours altogether, seems like a lot, doesn't it.

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for coming by!
Hugs, Cindy

42 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Cindy I love it!! You did a great job on it!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Charming! I love it Cindy, you did a GREAT job!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Yes they can be challenging but it looks great.

Maple Lane said...

You have done a marvelous job and I admire your patience!

Pondside said...

Well done! I just knew you'd do a beautiful job and you have. Perhaps I'll have the courage to try it too.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It looks great! I know how hard they are. I haven't done another one after the wing chair I did last year!

Poppy said...

I love the look of slipcovers and you've done a wonderful job! I like the ruffled linen look as well. After all that hard work the end result is truly beautiful! Wonderful transformation!~Poppy

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

It looks great, Cindy! Did you use a pattern? I've always wanted to try slipcovers but they scare me.

Carolyn said...

Good for you -it looks great!Are you sure you don't want to do a couple more- I have a couple of chairs that could use a makeover.ha!ha!
Carolyn

RicKaren said...

It looks great, Cindy! I truly admire your patience!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Yay! It looks awesome. :o) You should be so proud of yourself. This sort of project is not for the faint of heart. I can believe the 18 hour part too. Well done dear!

Pamela Gordon said...

That looks great Cindy! To me they would be so hard to tackle but you did it! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Pamela

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Wow! All I can sew are hems!

So pretty!

S
xo

podso said...

Well done; I'm impressed by your work. Eighteen hours is a lot, but buying one of that quality would be very costly. Good for you to try something new!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love. love. love it, Cindy!! But, you are not encourgaging me to tackle mine! LOL! It really does look great. Good job. blessings ~ tanna

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Oh, I think you've done a wonderful job! I've never made a slipcover either and would be scared to death to try! Pat yourself on the back because it looks great!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Our Country Bungalow said...

Nice job! It really looks great.
~cathy

camp and cottage living said...

Cindy
You're amazing and so is your slip cover! I love the ruffle you added!

Eileen said...

Looks great Cindy! I love the ruffle on the bottom. And that pretty vintage suitcase.
Eileen @ cottage beach House

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Cindy~ your slip cover looks wonderful! you said it looks like linen, was this a drop cloth or duck cloth?

I love the little ruffle. I think you did very well, 18 hours...wow! I bet the next one won't take that long. Besides, now you have experience under your belt! {smile}
Pat

Michelle said...

I love your website and congratulations on the slip cover. I would not know where to start with making one! Very cottagey. Your cottage is SO lovely. Well done and thank you for sharing with us. All the best, Michelle from Relics and Tales and Mich's West Coast Journal

Bluebells and Lavender said...

Hi Cindy, those covers look lovely! You should be very proud of yourself, they look really great! Have a lovely weekend. Sharon

Gail said...

OMGoodness Cindy, your chair covers looks GREAT! I bet it was a lot of hard work...look at that ruffle. You have a wonderful day my friend, Gail

Faye Henry said...

You did a wonderful job, Cindy.. I would not be half so brave.. Won't the wrinkles come out by sitting in it? smile..
The ruffle is a wonderful touch..
So much love and work you are putting in this project..
God bless...

Elna said...

Very nice work you have done and yes it takes a lot of time.

Hugs
Elna

Sue said...

Congrats are in order. :) Amazing job! I know what it is like when doing a hard project. It’s like, "ok - I only need one," but in your case you really do need two. So... Good luck on number two. I too love the ruffle because ruffles make everything SO pretty!
xoxo Sue

Shabby soul said...

Darling you did a real GREAT job. You are a soooo good taylor! I've always thaught it's so difficult, and I'll never do that, for sure!
It looks beautiful now!
Hags my darling
Silvia

reginascottage said...

wow!! cindy i love it!!! it looks charming! great job!
love regina

Joyful said...

You did a great job and you're braver than I am. Did you use a pattern?

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

That turned out so great, Cindy! I can't even imagine making something so pretty! It might have taken awhile, but it looks beautiful!

miabellavintage said...

Well if that is your first time attempting anything of that magnitude of difficulty, girl, you are an amazing seamstress. Bravo, it looks great. Only you know where you did some booboos, and I am glad you are ok with it because they are so great!

Linda Z said...

Adorable! I've always wanted to try that! :)

Greet Lefèvre said...

Cindy, the slipcover is just gorgeous! Fantastic job! Congratulations!!!!
xx
Greet

Rebecca said...

I have several pieces of furniture that "want" slip covers badly!

Yours are turning out quite well. If I thought I could even come CLOSE to your results, I'd try it, but I know better.

The cost of having it done is prohibitive for me - but hearing the hours you put into it, I now know why!

Betty said...

You have done such a good job with this cover Cindy! I admire your persistence with all of the projects you have completed. Hope you can have a bit of time off soon and just enjoy your handiwork.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

Cindy girl, you've done it again!! It looks really, really good. Mercy me. It's definitely not easy work and not something that I would want to do all the time. Once it's all done, you can sit back and "aaahhhh" and thank God for the talents that He has given you to do such beautiful work!

Nancy said...

Hi Cindy!

I think you did a great job on the slipcover. We're most critical of our own work. For a first time attempt, I'd say you did excellent!

I also like the fireplace. I can see a difference. Your son did a great job!

The shade in the window turned out well, too. You have been really busy!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Hugs,
Nancy

Pamela said...

Fantastic Cindy!!! I have two chairs that i am dying to slipcover. Yours turned out perfectly!! Love the box pleats.
Pamela xo

Miss Gracie's House said...

Cindy! I am impressed! Your slipcover looks terrific...especially for your first time! I love it!
Rene'

nannykim said...

oh, I would never try it---nope! looking good , however!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow, you're so talented, I love the slip cover, I don't think I'd be so skillfull like you. Thank you for coming to see my mother's tea party, she's always making luncheons and tea partie's, she's fun. Have a terrific week.
FABBY

Ana said...

Oh my goodness, I totally know how you feel. As you guessed, I too have been busy working on a couple of slipcovers for a couple of wing back chairs....I have made slipcovers before, but none have given me as much trouble as these...Arrgg! I am hoping to be done soon. Anyway, you did an awesome job. Love the little ruffle skirt. You should be proud.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana