Having a very small budget to redo a room
can make you do crazy things...
For instance it can make you think
you are a seamstress and that you can just
whip up a slipcover for a chair
Here is a picture of the moment I realized
I was NOT a seamstress and I just
might be in big trouble with this project
Okay...let me start from the beginning
We are in the process of redoing our daughter's bedroom.
One of the things she asked for was a "fluffy" white chair
This is the one she wanted...
Can't say she doesn't have good taste...
yes I would love this chair too!
However this 900 dollar chair from
Pottery Barn is out of the question.
So off to craigslist I went and found this chair for $25
Perfect size, great price, well made and
the legs are the right color
I attempted to make a pattern with left over wrapping paper...
it helped a little bit when it came time to cut the fabric.
Then I started to pin the fabric pieces together....
and that's when I realized I have no idea
how to make the corners meet correctly.
The arms on the chair are curved going up to the top.
At this point I need help....
so I go get sweet husband
and between the two of
us we are able to piece it all together.
While he starts sewing the slipcover...
yes he can sew better than me!
(he's going to kill me for telling you this)
I start making the box pleats
Finally after two days of cutting, pinning and sewing
and a few comments from sweet husband
about making him work in a sweat shop
this is the outcome...
Not bad for our first attempt
If I am ever crazy enough to do this again
the only thing I would do different is
make the box pleats a bit shorter...
other than that I think it's perfect!
It made for one very happy little girl...
and a very happy dad who saved
Last night she informed me she would
like the butterfly mobile from Pottery Barn Kids...
Looks like i'm off to Michael's for another project!