Today is what Winnie the Pooh would call blustery. I just call it rainy and cold. It's the kind of day that smart people stay inside and off the roads. Alas, I had to deliver a slipcover this morning, so I got to experience it close up and personal. Anyway, we do need rain, and as we get so little, it seems somehow wrong to complain.
This chair is slipcovered with canvas, the kind artists or painters use. It's just like a drop-cloth, without the seams, so much easier to use.
Back view with buttons. We tried putting it on without unbuttoning it and it was a no-go. Sometimes the buttons do more that just look cute!
The back pillow with a 1" ruffle. Since the fabric is so plain, having a gathered skirt and this ruffled pillow adds a bit of interest and texture. For the slipcover, seat cushion and this back pillow, I used a 10 oz. canvas, which is semi-heavy duty. The 12 oz. would not have worked at all. For the welting, the 1" ruffle and the buttons, I used an 8 oz. Since it is the same color, it makes no difference in the finished look, but it would have been very hard, if not impossible, to do the small ruffle in the heavier fabric. It was hard enough gathering the skirt. My client likes it so much, she is going to have me do the sofa, too.