Monday, January 2, 2012

Jenn's Parson Chairs

 

I was chosen as one of the top 12 in the "Sew You Think You Can Sew" Contest at Mommy by Day Crafter by Night Blog out of 175 projects!!! Voting starts Wednesday (Jan 4th) 8am EST and ends Thursday (Jan 5th) night at 8pm....so head on over and vote for your favorite project (bottom 3 get eliminated every week). One vote per computer, phone, or ipad.



Week One theme for the contest is for "the Home". 

Here is the project I decided to share. My client Jenn picked up 8 Hendricksal Ikea parson chairs for her dining room. She also picked up some cream muslin and a couple sets of tan linen curtains from Ikea as well.





Here is the before....I loved the dark legs on the parson chairs.




Here is the after.....

Jenn wanted to use the muslin on the main body...but it was too thin. SoI doubled it up (lined it) to make it a better weight so you couldn't see the pinkish hue from the underneath chair.



We used the 2 sets of tan linen curtains as the outside back of the chairs and the top ruffle of the skirt. The tan linen ruffle was 4" tall and the muslin ruffle was 6" tall.





I gathered on the two sets of ruffles separately to ensure a tighter gather.

The muslin 6" finished ruffle is self lined, I cut 13" strips and folded them in half....(6"+6"+.5"+.5") (.5 is seam allowance at top).

To reduce bulk, the tan linen 4" ruffle has a 1.5" blind hem along the bottom edge. I cut strips 6" tall (4"skirt +1.5" for hem +.5" seam allowance at top)





Of course I had Jenn prewash all her fabric, so that she can wash her slipcovers and they won't shrink in the wash. Tip--- Wash in hot with double liquid fabric softener to help with the wrinkles, and dry on High to ensure maximum shrinkage. Depending on your washer size, you can wash 7-10 yds in a load.





After the skirts were sewn on, they seemed a little "fluffy", so I took a hot iron and steamed and ironed the ruffles flat. I also made sure to iron the edges good to make them look crisp...especially the cream muslin layer since it was self lined.





I loved the contrast of having the outside back in a different fabric.





Jenn is tons of fun and is awesome at decorating and does event planning in the Utah area...if you are interested in her services, her site is http://www.jpieperdesign.com/ .
Since September she has had me slipcover her wingbacks, ottoman, and oversized chair. Love this girl!




How BEAUTIFUL is her new dining room??!!!!! We got it done in time for her Christmas Party.


Side Note--- Heading to Maui on Thursday!!!! The kids are super excited!




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16 comments:

Briana Richardson said...

I love the way they turned out! Great job! I'm just hopping around all the blogs checking out the competition!

Pine Tree Home said...

Looks lovely and super cozy. Have fun in Maui, that place is super RR.

Jengerbread said...

I'm liking those ruffles!

Margaret said...

I love these. Ruffles make everything better :) good luck this week!

Tanya said...

YOU are super talented! Those ruffles are so pretty. Wonderful job.

janet said...

Beautiiful!!!!

Enjoy the islands.

Janet xox
The Empty Nest

Michele said...

just gorgeous! You are so very talented.

Slipcover Chic said...

It is all beautiful. Love the ruffles. I am going to vote for you!

Larrisa Hill Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous...Heather

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Very nicely done....
(stopping by from B/A)

Sunday said...

Oh my word - these are adorable! I wish I could sew just to make these, great job!

Kammy's Korner said...

How gorgeous! Don't think I'm good enough to copy, but oh how I wish I had the skill! I'd LOVE it if you'd share this over Kammy's Korner: http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-party-17.html

Stephanie said...

Love, love love them! Pinned them too :) I am sad you don't do any work outside SLC, darn cause your work is so beautiful.

Tracy@GeneralSplendour said...

SPECTACULAR! The room looks so different - you are so very talented!

Angela said...

The chair covers are beautiful, and I'm IN LOVE with that dining room light fixture. Any ideas what the style name/brand is?

awal.ny said...

As always your slips are just the best. I don't know what is my favorite, the two tones or the ruffles. Great job. Alaina