Thursday, May 1, 2014

Dressing the Dining Chairs for Summer

Hi Everyone!
Join me over at PINK PAGODA for the Blue & White Monday bash!
Check out everyone's blue and white inspirations, and hopefully you'll find something to inspire you too.
(or just get your blue ad white fix)

I'm back at it!  Now that it's spring and I have spring fever,
it's time to begin where I left off before the holidays began, last year.
Time to finish sewing up the casual linen/cotton slip covers
for my dining room chairs.  

There are four.  I made the third this past weekend while
watching episodes of "Time Team" on youTube!
(the fourth chair's fabric has not been ordered yet, but I
am having fun narrowing down which one to have printed)

I design all my own fabric and sell it in my shop, Lilyoake,
on Spoonflower.
Here's a link to it:
Lilyoake on Spoonflower
Let me know what you think!  I have pink designs coming soon...

I chose to slip cover each chair in a different pattern.
This works for me because I used the same shade of blue in all
the fabric designs so they really do go together well, without
looking so mixed as to be weary on the eye!
This pattern I used on the third chair, I call "Seaside Garden Stripe".  It's a soft Swedish Gustavian blue and white stripe with a smattering of blue and white roses over it.
(I actually designed the fabric with a horizontal stripe but to fit my patterns on the piece I had printed, to maximize use, I used the pattern in a vertical format. It works well either way!

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at my latest project!


  1. blue & white is always beautiful- this was such a great bash! i like that you featured light blue, which was fun to see amidst all the navy. :)

  2. Thank you Avery Street Design! I enjoyed your link too! I thought this latest Bash was really good, too!
    Although I LOVE navy and white (and it seems to be "in" right now), I am still in love with Swedish Gustavian style with a softer palette, so all the fabrics I design can be used in my own home!