Sunday, August 9, 2009

WROUGHT IRON CHAIRS

I frequently have to remind myself that I get the jobs I do because I am able to do them, even when they are a big, fat pain. This job is one of those that I put off and put off because, though not hard, it is a difficult one just the same. The white wrought iron chair above is the 'before' picture. It does look harmless enough.
This is the 'after' seat cover slip.
The back view.
And the close-up of the ties. The bad thing is that the cushion underneath shows through in a couple of places. Oh well. It is a slipcover, not a new cushion. Anyway, the reason this job was such a pain was that my client started it herself. She went to the fabric store, got a pattern and fabric, cut everything out and attempted to make them. Problem was she didn't actually measure the seat size. The thing about patterns for home sewing is there is no such thing as a standard size for most everything. You can't just pick out a pattern that looks like your chair and have any hope that it will actually fit. And that's what happened here. So again, this was one of those jobs where I was fixing what someone else had done incorrectly. In the end, they weren't nearly as bad to fix as I had made them out to be in my mind. Still, starting from scratch is ALWAYS the preferred way to work.

14 comments:

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Tamerie, I think it turned out beautiful!

Petit Coterie said...

Hi Tamerie, As of yet I have never seen any of your work that wasn't gorgeous. The chair looks fabulous! Once again, great job!

Michelle

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hi Tamerie,
Came over from the lovely Julie's blog. So glad I stopped by. Your work is wonderful!!! I can't even stand fixing my own mistakes I wouldn't even want to try fixing someone elses. Congratulations on a great job!
Carole

NicNacManiac said...

You are like the 'GEEK SQUAD', they all seem to call you when they have a problem that they cannot fix!! Fortunately you are amazing and make everything look so beautiful!
Great job!!
Happy Sunday!!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

Karyn - (French Charming) said...

Hi Tamerie,

You did a fantastic job, but you always do! I have wrought iron chairs that I would love for you to redo the seats.

I should be able to do that soon and I promise I won't start it so you can fix it!

Hugs,
Karyn

Tattered Goods said...

Hi Tamerie! it was great seeing you on Saturday... I love the hydrangea fabric so pretty.


xo,
Sheila

Serena said...

That fabric is so pretty! Lovely job, Tamerie....though I sympathise with you having to rectify someone else's mistake. Back in the day when I use to sew a lot, I would always say that I'd rather sew a garment from scratch than have to make alterations to one. lol

Dustjacket Attic said...

It looks really pretty. I know, starting from scratch would be the prefered method, I can just imagine what could come your way.
xxx

The Vintage Rabbit said...

They turned out great!!!


Great to see you the other day!!!


ox,
Joy~

Julie@beingRUBY said...

You are so lucky we don't live in the same country... i would be sending you all my things I want to change... I always have to 'edit' everything.. hahaha

Great work Tamerie... you are a clever girl! x Julie

Janet said...

That fabric is beautiful....love the colors. You always do such excellent work. I think you could make anything look good with a slipcover!

Laurel said...

You are so so talented Darling Friend. I love wrought iron-it is gentile and lovely. I have a lot that is in serious need of some loving. Maybe a post it project! Wish you were here for inspiration:)

Beach Vintage said...

Oh my Tamerie, these are just beautiful. You are truly amazing.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It looks really good! I esp. love especially love the picture in the post above throuhg the table glass~