Last time we left off I was getting ready to show you how to measure for the back-piece of the sofa. My original measurements showed this sofa as 33" from the floor to where the center of the wood curve is at the "upper back." This settee used to have a decorative oak arch along the top, but I grew tired of it and it made the sofa look really 90's, so I took it off, padded the space, and stapled and pulled the upper back fabrics together. This has created a new "arch" that looks great, but is a bit unsightly the way I finished it, especially since I move the sofas around a lot and like them away from the walls. :) In addition, now without that oak piece, the added benefit is the two settees look more like a pair. :) Anyway, this is one of the reasons I wanted to make a slipcover for this and the other settee. ;)
Here I have left the original 12' of canvas drop-cloth fabric just hanging over the back of the sofa. The seat-deck is tucked-in with it's seam in place. I have drawn a line where I want my back-piece seam to be. I cut 5/8" BELOW this back-line to create the seam-allowance. This is where I will add-in welting. The side-seam and its seam-allowance are ready to go!