We then laid the dropcloth over the back of the settee with the fabric inside out and rearranged it until we got it to cover everywhere we needed it to. Once the back and sides were covered, we smoothed it out with our hands. Then we started pinning (the quote of the day was definitely "I am only good at pinning on Pinterest!") and trimmed off the excess as we went.
Then Mom stitched sections at a time, reversing the fabric to the correct side, trying it on the settee, turning it inside out again, and proceeding. This was very trial and error, and not an exact science over at the Powell workroom. I'm a bit more of the antsy, type A. who is way too perfectionisty, so this was hard for me to watch! Lucky for me, this is just the kind of stuff Mom excels at.
Tucking, smoothing, pinning, trimming, sewing....
And we always have extra help...
Mom finished the bottom with seam tape (by ironing the seam over and handstitching the hem).
It's not perfect but it was a quick solution and a fine fix until I redecorate that space again (which I'm already onto with my recent purchase of two new chairs).
We're always up to just trying something new and jumping in head first. And because dropcloths are so economical, I was only out about $20 so it was the perfect medium to learn on and play with. We are constantly inspired by our readers and fellow bloggers, and since so many of you are uber talented, I'm guessing many of you have tried your hand at slipcovering, too. What have you slipcovered lately?