Sunday, July 19, 2009


This is NOT the job I am working on right now, but a job that I did back in December. What made this one so challenging was I had to 'fix' slipcovers that were already made. An upholsterer had done the job and had even taken the furniture to the shop (something I don't do; I cut in your home) and still they did not fit properly. The only saving grace was they were way too big.
I had to remake all the welting, which meant more fabric. And I had the designer take them apart. If I ever have another job like this (hopefully not) I will take them apart myself. I told her she needed to label all the pieces or else I wouldn't now what was what. I really should have been more specific because even though she did what I asked, instead of placing the tape in an upright position so I would know which was the top, she just slapped it on wherever she felt like. The result was I didn't know which end was up, literally.
Until I fixed them, she hated her slipcovers and was so disappointed because she had waited years to get the furniture done and it was awful. I should've taken pictures of the before just so you could have seen what the upholsterer thought was acceptable work. It boggles the mind. In the end, it all worked out and my client was thrilled.

Now, it's back to work for me so that I can get these other slipcovers finished for the installation on Tuesday.


Karyn - (French Charming) said...

What a challenge! It must be so frustrating to fix someone's work and I'm sure your client is very grateful. The slipcover's look fantastic now!

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day!!


TUTU Monkey said...

Oh my gosh ...what a job!

They look great.....! Hope you are staying cool!!

NicNacManiac said...

You are like the slipcover fairy godmother!! You come in under cover of darkness and make everything right again!! always, they look fabulous!!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

Beach Vintage said...

Making slip covers must be so hard! I cant even imagine doing this. Well done.

Laurel said...

Wow! So much work and so lovely. I wish I could have my couches slipcovered. Maybe sometime:) when the last of the kids leaves the nest I will have cream slip covers!

Dustjacket attic said...

Oh gosh that must have been hard! They look great now, so you must be proud. Great

Serena said...

Hi Tamerie....I've just spent the past hour browsing your delightful blog. are the slipcover Goddess! I am adding you to my blog list too.

Serena :)

Cindy said...

Wow! What a cute living room (ha-ha)!!! I will say that I know for a fact that your client was BEYOND thrilled!! The new covers are perfect and dog-proof. BTW please note that the 50th birthday crown in the background belongs to my husband NOT me!! I am only 47!! Thanks again, Tamerie, you did a great job!!!