|Fabricated for Crosstown Shade and Glass|
Something I wasn't sure about was ring spacing. I wanted to let the shade fold to pattern and approached spacing as if it were a regular shade- but then I wound up with too much at the top, which would made the top fold different from the rest- duh! I re-positioned the rings and ribs a couple of times and thereby learned a key piece of information: the ring spacing must be determined by dividing the finished length into precisely equal spaces. I ignored the repeat in the end; with this trailing-vine pattern, it didn't matter much.
If I work with pattern again on TDBU I will be better armed to crunch numbers. Workrooms often must work with specifications given without consideration for the fabric. If I had control of the specs, I'd manipulate the finished length and topper length to achieve ring spacing to fold to pattern. In this case, a longer topper would've cut down the shade finished length enough that the ring spacing could have followed the pattern.
The shade was leveled so that the top tucked up under the topper. The orbs really helped with this. (I know, in this photo the topper is tilting forward- the shallow dustboard didn't allow the workroom valet to hold it straight.)
The last shade photographed in the old workroom!