Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pinstripe Wingbacks

This pair of wingback chairs were for my friend Paula...who I met on a race. I ended up running on her team for Del Sol Ragnar earlier this year. I had a small problem at the stove. Well the "REAL PROBLEM" was we didn't have wiring to plug in the stove that I bought.

On the race when I found out Paula's husband was an electrician I was super excited, and we decided to do trade.
Her princess chairs before...

After... she got this great pinstripe (brown/blue)...kind of like a menswear for $2/yd on clearance. Sorry the front is a bit wrinkled, I had them folded up in bags to bring back for a few weeks until our schedules worked out.

Another set of wingbacks with "telephone arms" least that's what I call them. They look like the old school telephones.

We did a mini knife pleat on the skirt to feminine them up a bit. Paula is very girly, but was trying to please her husband too...since he did all the work for the trade. So that's why she decided to go with the pinstripe rather than a green cheetah print.

Inside arm

Front...I did a row of piping along the front edge of the seat.

Here's the pair of them in her bedroom.

I love the way they turned out. My favorite masculine fabric on a feminine shaped chair.

Side Note---
I am sure most of you are aware...I have 3 boys and no girls. I don't make hair bows...I make "bullet belts". Check out my latest creation!

An old cotton belt that I had kicking around plus some 1/2" ribbon.

My youngest loves it! It holds all his dart gun bullets
I just stitched the end of the ribbon, then laid a bullet down to measure, slid the bullet out of the slot and backstitched a few times and kept doing it till it was full of bullet slots.

Great for birthday party gifts or Christmas gifts!



awal.ny said...

This is my second time visiting you because of your beautiful slipcovers. If I was in your local area I would be a frequent customer. Yes, I have done my own, so I do understand how much work goes into them and I would rather someone else do them. Stripes, wow, now that is a feat. Great job.

paloot said...

Shelley, Thanks for these wonderful covers. I love, love, love them. I have taken more people into my bedroom this last week than ever before to show them off. Now I just have to get the rest of the room looking as lovely. Looking forward to the matching pillows! Incredible work! I am amazed at all your attention to detail. Thanks again my friend!

paloot said...
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LOVE it!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Amanda said...

BEAUTIFUL! What an excellent seamstress. Love the notch out for the wood.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Love everything about these! That pleated edge is fantastic. I'd like to try that sometime!

kim west said...

featured your awesome nerf ammo belt! it's so great!

Pooh said...

Okay, I came over here from Better After and was so enthralled I kept going to "older posts." I might have to buy your DVD, because I have some stuff I'd like to do, and the book I bought isn't cutting it.

Anyhoo, I've been avoiding Pinterest like the plague because I know I'll get addicted. The bullet belt needs somewhere to be pinned, though, so I'm finally going to give in to peer pressure. I, too, have three boys, no girls, and Nerf darts EVERYWHERE. The ammo belt is just the ticket. I think I'll have to make a family set to go with our family set of Nerf guns. :)