A while ago I tried to make a slipcover for my Pier 1 Parsons chair (from scratch)…it didn’t work (if you would like to read about that mess, click here). I really had my heart set on something in yellow and gray to go with the other chairs that I recovered (take a tour of the dining room and see the before pics of the chairs here, here, here, or here…eek that’s a lot of dining room talk)
Pier 1 sells covers, but nothing in yellow and gray. This one is really cute (now that I am looking at it, maybe I should have just bought two of these….it definitely would have been easier!):
Well, they weren’t selling that one when I originally bought the chairs, so I set out to find my own fabric months ago. I loved this yellow and gray bird print from Hancock Fabrics:
After my failed attempt to make the cover without a pattern, I bought this McCall’s one (even though the measurements weren’t the exact size of the Pier 1 chairs):
I decided to go with pattern ‘B’
After hours and hours of work, some pricked fingers, and maybe a couple expletives, I ended up with this:
I love the way it turned out, but wow, this was definitely the most complicated thing I have ever made. There was a lot of tweaking the pattern to get it to fit the chair better. The pleats on the corners turned out pretty great (I’m not sayin’, I’m just sayin’). I thought for sure I would end up making them crooked…
Same goes for the hem and the woven boarder…
I love how the two chair fabrics compliment each other. It will look soooo much better once we paint and put wainscoting and chair rail up.
Hopefully we will finish this room sooner than later….but first I suppose I have to make the second slipcover Anyone want to do that for me?
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