My little rough and tumble slipcover sample I told you about here?
She's pretty much out of the running. Again.
(Seriously, are any of my human relationships this rocky? No.)
I did what I should have done in the first place: Gone right to the source.
I called Waverly Fabrics and asked them how "Dry Clean Only" they meant when they said, "Dry Clean Only."
Turns out they really mean it.
In fact, the fabric I picked shouldn't even be used for indoor applications, according to the rep I spoke with. They've had numerous complaints about it fading inside. It's an "occasional outdoor use" fabric.
Which is....you know.....kind of different than "indoor/outdoor."
And truly makes me wonder why such a delicate fabric is in the marketplace trying to hang with the big boys (read: Sunbrella).
I appreciate their honesty. I don't appreciate that I'm back to the drawing board.
I do have a new candidate coming soon.
A clearly marked, "Machine Washable" candidate.
I hope it doesn't smell my desperation.
That's always such a turn-off.
What I mean to say is, "It's cool."
"Plenty of fish in the sea."
And now if you'll excuse me, I'm just going to go check the mailbox.
Three hours early.