My client purchased her home last year and has been remodeling and has finally moved in! She got this couch, but wanted to protect it with a slipcover.
Since the arms were straight and not a rolled arm, I didn't need to do a zipper---which made it easier with the waterfall skirt.
She had also gotten these teak outdoor wing backs from Restoration Hardware. She had me order some down cushions for the seats and had me slipcover them in a rustic burlap looking ticking stripe.
I ironed the gathers down after the skirt was sewn on. Gives it more of a drapey look than a puffy look--if that makes sense.
SIDE NOTE---working on my "Advanced Slipcovering Guide"---I am going to show tips on how to do the following....
1. maximize fabric
2. finish options (piping, topstitching, french welt)
3.skirt options (gathered, basic, no skirt, waterfall, box pleat, knife pleat)
4.skirt finishes (self lined, rolled hem, blind hem)
5.arms (telephone arms, english rolled arms, arm pads)
6.pattern matching (stripe, plaid, large pattern)
7.attached back cushions
9.lining a slipcover
10.ottomans (box top, round, pullover)
11.sectional &unsymmetrical items
15.velcro to main body
Anything else you are dying to learn about???