This chair was muslin covered underneath, and my client wanted to have a new slipcover made for it. She had some beautiful tan/cream velvet that she had me use.
CHAIR- AFTER.....she loves ruffles, but with the velvet it was going to be too thick to gather all the way around. She decided to just gather the corners.
Side of chair
Front of arm
She had me do a pillow too, out of some scraps she had. The stripe was a silk, so I lined those pieces with muslin to give it some more weight and stability. The ruffle is also only gathered on the corners.
The piping was a silk fabric as well. I have learned when making piping using silk, it's best to use a VERY small cording otherwise it looks all ripply and not smooth. This happens because the silk is so thin and not very stable.
PILLOW E-BOOK ADVENTURE
I am in the process of writing an ebook..."How to make your own pillows with piping and a zipper". I am still trying to come up with names for it. My friend, Holly suggested "Pillow Talk", which is my favorite idea so far. Let me know if you have any other suggestions for me.
It's going to be step by step instructions with pictures and text. I want to show
1) knife edge pillow (no piping with zipper)
2) pillow with piping and a zipper
3) pillow with ruffle and a zipper
4) bolster pillow with zipper
5) mitered pillow
6) flange pillow?
Depending on how long and how many pics I'll need to use, I may do the first 3 pillows in book #1 and the second 3 pillows in book #2 (more advanced). I have the text written and will be having pics taken this week! I have been mulling over this idea for awhile, and am very excited about it!