I actually have finished and delivered this slipcover, but I thought I'd show you the process of cutting and fitting that takes place.
This technique is the reason why I MUST go to your home to be able to make a slipcover that fits your particular piece of furniture. A wing chair is a perfect example. There are about as many different styles of wings chairs as there are people who have them.
This fabric is a really heavy duck cloth that has been pre-washed and shrunk. I cannot emphasize enough that it is not possible to cut a slipcover to allow for shrinkage. All fabric shrinks at different rates and it would never fit properly if I tried to figure out how much it would actually shrink.
As with all furniture, except a one-arm chaise, I cut only half of it because the other half is a mirror image. If I was not putting buttons down the back, which in this case are just decorative, the back piece would be all the way across. After I cut, I carefully label each piece. Once I have it home and begin work on it, it's just flat pieces of fabric that would be a lot more challenging to put back together without knowing specifically which piece goes where.
Tomorrow I'll post the finished chair and ottoman.