Last night I could barely sleep trying to work out the construction of this slipcover and the problematic arms. Long about 4:00AM my Eureka moment occurred. Make a muslin, duh!!! I got right on it as soon as I found a few moments this afternoon. Above you can see Muslin #1. Its clumsy, has been manipulated a lot, but is a good basis for Muslin #2.
I took the pieces apart, pressed them, added SAs where needed and then cut out Muslin #2.
You can see the improvement here. There will be a placket below the arm which despite it's washing issues will have a velcro closure. The front edge will connect to the seat side, I think. My Sunset book definitely needs some face time.
A dear sewing friend will be doing some embroidery on the top front so I am really excited about that. I'm also going to make a little butt pillow to sit behind my lower back. I think I will ruffle that and it will be sweet. Did anyone notice anything different about the floor? No show until the big reveal but the floor got dealt with in this redo as well and wow, did that make a difference and I love it. Also peaking out is a neat sculpture my BFF gave me for Christmas and it works well in the room. So my goal of function and pretty is coming along. Tomorrow morning DH and I are hitting the heavy Martha shelf. Could be interesting.....
Nonie, from Everything Sewing asked, "Will you be using the scallop edge in your design? I love the soft scallops." Yes, I will. I hope to use the scallops on the bottom of the skirt. I am going to also try to squeeze as much fabric as I can out of this as I want to make the butt pillow, and hopefully three machine covers. It will be a tight squeeze but with the machine covers I can maybe use some white duck or such for the backs....Bunny