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Friday, August 6, 2010

More White Slips

After learning that white cotton duck was sold out EVERYWHERE- I suggested to Elizabeth (Kappa Delta Sorority in Troy) that we should maybe try the white hopsack fabric for the chairs and ottoman slipcovers. I had already requested samples...and, it would have great texture as well as durability-14 oz as opposed to the 10 oz duck...
As usual practice, I prewashed and dried the fabric before beginning the slipcovers-only with this fabric, I cut smaller yardage per wash load. I normally cut 6-7 yards, but with this fabric having more bulk, I think I probably cut and washed about 4 yards/load. I also serged the ends that I cut to keep them from fraying in the washer and dryer. The hopsack washed and dried beautifully- and it does have this super texture and body...which adds a lot of interest and design to the white fabric.
I think the chairs and ottoman slipcovers look great in the sorority house...along with all the other new and/or restored pieces.
Elizabeth also ordered fabric yardage for lumbar pillows for the chairs and a large 48" square ottoman from Tonic Living. These fabrics are some of the cutest contemporary prints I have seen lately. It's always nice to learn about new fabric sites :)
As you can see in the before photo of the chairs-they are in perfect, how do you go from perfect to better??? And, really-I guess you don't so much...but the slipcovers in white simplify and unify the new look...and with slipcovers, you have options :)
Have a great weekend!! I have a little work to do :)


  1. As usual your slipcovers are beautiful. Thanks for letting us know how the new fabric works. Thank you for all your kind comments this past month. I checked out the Etsy and I hope you sell out. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. You do such beautiful work...thanks for sharing it with all of us!


  3. Debbie, the chair slips MAKE those chairs!! You are so talented--adding the "peek-a-boo" for the wood details was such a brilliant surprise!! I absolutely LOVE these chairs and pillows!! I have some more fabric that I want to get to you for some sofa pillows. I will call you this week!!