Saturday, March 5, 2011

Oatmeal linen loveseat with french welt

This client decided to change it up with some oatmeal linen that she prewashed to soften it up. She wanted to do french welting instead of piping. French welting is a 2" strip of fabric folded in half and ironed and sewn in the seams with tucks made in the corners.

She also wanted a boxpleat skirt all the way around the base with the legs showing as much as possible.

Love the oatmeal linen!

Before loveseat
After loveseat...with french welting.

close up of front of arm...see the tucks on the french welting on the corner of the cushion?

Boxpleat skirt.... I self lined this skirt (fold in half).

French welting tucks on the cushion.
Close up of front.

Side tonight I bribed my 6 yr old (or maybe he bribed me?) to let me cut his hair, it was nasty and bedhead in the back and shaggy. He loves baths... he takes like three a day, so he had asked me to take a bath with him (bathing suits required of course). I told him I would if he let me cut his hair.....HE SAID YES!!!!! Halleluiha (however you spell it)!!!!

Here is a pic of him in the bath with cousin...this is how my kids are entertained in the winter...bathing suits and a bottle of shampoo.



Stacy said...

Love! I really wish we lived nearby, so you could work your magic on my furniture... Great work!

Lavender and Linen said...

You should move here! I LOVE your work.

This is just lovely!

Have a nice weekend!

Jaderbomb said...

WOW!!! Came out SO cute!!!

Sanctuary Home said...

Love the french welt! It's all in the details.
I wish you lived close so that you could work your magic on my furniture!
Susan : )

Jen @ said...

I recognize that settee -lol! Wonderful job!!

I posted about your turquoise chair on my TT&J fb page :)


Ali Richardson said...

That is beautiful (& those little ones are adorable!)

Unknown said...

Great job. Love the details in this loveseat!

Jilly said...

Shelley: I have to say this is my most favorite yet! I love the french welt. I bet that becomes more and more popular....Excellent work!

Jilly said...

Shelley....I have to say this is my favorite slipcover to date. I LOVE the french welt, and I bet you will be getting many requests to do it! Excellent work, as always....