Ladies chair--- BEFORE
Gentleman's chair--- BEFORE----check out those HUGE "telephone" arms. At least that's what I call them...they look like the old school phones.
AFTER---- She chose a stunning tan linen fabric that had a black flocked velvet damask print on it.
Gentleman's Chair--- AFTER
Ladies chair--- AFTER
Close up of "telephone" arms
I did the sides on the outside all in one piece, so I wouldn't have to match up the pattern from the outside wing to the under arm. I had to put pins above the repeat for placement, because I couldn't see the pattern from the wrong side of the fabric. SO I had to go off my pins and hope it all worked out.
I sewed a 1.5" casing around the bottom edge, and then fed a rope through pulled it tight and tied it to the back leg. This is a great solution to help keep the slipcover tight and in place....but time consuming if you have to refeed the rope through if you are going to be washing often..... These will be dry clean only, with the velvet flocking, so it was a great option for these.
Close up of casing....with a couch... you'd do two casings on the front and back sides a few inches apart, so you can figure 8 the rope through. My client showed me this casing idea off another slipcover she had made in Virginia....I loved it!
I loved the transformation in the room!!!