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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Coming Soon...A New Slipcover for a Vintage Sofa

This sofa is a classic. And, as you can see in the photos, this piece has great lines and good form-but really old, worn-out cushions. So, not a problem--a new, single cushion will be added...4" seat cushion foam that will be wrapped with a thick batting to add softness. This new cushion will update the sofa and actually make for more seating.
The sofa's owner ordered her fabric...a terrific cotton duck in the color "bramble" (what a neat name for a color) from This site has lots and lots (tons) of great fabrics...and, especially many colors of cotton duck--my favorite "go to" fabric for slipcovers. If you can't tell from the image, the color is a great neutral-a khaki-like tan. The fabric has been pre-washed and dried to take care of all the shrinkage issues...and is ready to be cut and sewn into a tailored slipcover for this amazing heirloom. I plan to make this slip with a straight floor length skirt with kick pleats....other options would be a gathered floor length skirt, a gathered or tailored short, sassy skirt to show off the legs, a straight skirt with gathers at the corners only-well, the possibilities are endless...but, this one is going to be tailored and casual...and updated!
I will post the finished piece soon! And, call me if I can help you with fabric selection or yardage requirements...

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