Below are the new covers, but
about three years ago, I made chenille covers for these chairs and ottoman. Recently, my client decided she wanted new ones, partly because she wanted to lighten up the room and partly because they seemed to not fit properly. Before I went to measure, I looked for and found the old measurements, and thought that would save time this go-around. A funny thing happened, though, when I thought I'd compare measurements. They were so far off that I couldn't believe it. Now, I've been known to make things a little bigger, but 4" bigger? I don't think so.
My client liked the new covers so much, that with the extra fabric, I was able to make pillows for her red chairs. The 1" pleated ruffle is in a contrast linen that I happened to have sitting around. It matched perfectly and framed the pillows nicely.
The 3 photos below are the original covers in the chenille that grew over time. They look nice in these pictures because it is before the 'growth spurt.' They definitely do not look like this anymore.
So if you decide to use chenille for something, be forewarned that it GROWS over time!