Monday, October 10, 2011

A Couch for Carmella

Ruffles

 A great couch for a favorite client, she wanted a relaxed fun ruffly slipcover for a great couch that she found recently.  A perfect fit for her Florida home  with frayed ruffles around all of the cushions as well as on the skirt 
 yes that's right no hemming just leave it raw and let it fray out   I love the way that it turned out and love love love the back. I think its the perfect contrast to the rufflie front
 and I got to work with one of my favorite fabrics,   linen  its  just my all time favorite to work with
A wider shot of the back before I finalized the back.   oh and wooden buttons for the closures beautiful!
Note: lots of trial runs on this one as I did not know how everything would work with leaving the ends to fray so I ended up making up little sample pieces and washing them  lots of extra little stringies after the first washing as expected but very few on the second washing  so it was a go.   As for the wooden buttons on the back  they were marked " dry clean only "  so I tested one out in the wash before I used them on the slipcover  I washed as normal on a scrap of the linen  hot water bleach dried in he dryer the whole works  I wanted to make sure the buttons would not discolor the fabric and that they would hold up to the harshest laundering  ...  and yup they did  great.
Thanks for stopping and have a great week

10 comments:

Cozy Cottage Slipcovers said...

LOVE IT!!!

Great job and I love the back details too.

Slipcover Chic said...

This is about the cutest, shabby look on a couch I have seen! You did a great job.

Suzanne said...

So very pretty!

Sandi M said...

Gorgeous! Love the added touch on the back of the sofa too.

Leslie Fehling said...

I love the idea of the raw edge ruffles! I never thought to try that. And the back on this sofa is amazing. You really took it several notches above the average slipcover. Beautiful job!

summersoul said...

that is absolutely beautiful! I used white linen to make a slip cover for my sofa as well. I love it but it is not as gorgeous as yours.

MC

Susan said...

Love this! I so need to do some slip covers for our furniture. After getting married and combining furniture, nothing matches!

Jenny from My Handmade Home said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing

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Heather Cummins said...

Did you follow a pattern for this and if so would you mind sharing what pattern it was please. Thank you