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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Relaxed Ribbed Roman?



There's no telling how the text and photos are going to arrange themselves on this post- I don't have much control over where they wind up!
Anyhow, here is phase one of an installation; the second room's fabric is backordered so this is going into the family room tomorrow.

The draperies, lying on the table, are interlined; lined with a special blackout lining along the lines of Apollo; portiere; tassel-trimmed; and pleated with two-finger Euro or top tack pleats.
The swag and jabots looks kind of forlorn in the back hallway, but dressed in its window it'll look fantastic.  I am not real big on pleated swags, but gathered swags are right up my alley, and also I enjoy making them.
The shade is something really really great!  It's a ribbed flat Roman shade with a relaxed bottom.  It goes up & down like a charm, and the relaxed part never needs dressing since it's fixed.  I think this is going to become my new signature shade.

3 comments:

  1. Fab-u-lous!

    Deborah don't you ever get a day off?

    Penny

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  2. Debi-

    Your blog looks great! And I love the way that you do your relaxed shades at the bottom edge. When it is all the way down, does the curve drop below the window?

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  3. Hi you guys-

    Penny- yes I do take days off! but I do have a habit of working a lot.

    Annie- thanks for having a look at my blog and best of luck with yours!

    I have to explain about the "Ribbed Relaxed Roman" which sounds like an oxymoron- relaxed and ribbed should be mutually exclusive.
    When my client said she wanted a ribbed shade with a relaxed bottom, I wasn't sure how it would work. I remembered that "our" "Merlyn"- from "our" forum- makes relaxed roman shades with a sewn-in weight rod and thought I could adapt that method, adding ribs as well. The rings below the weight rod angle outwards to give a pronounced droop to the bottom.
    I love how this shade has total control going up & down yet has such a pretty relaxed bottom line.
    When my client came to pick it up, I had it hanging so she could see it, and she loved it. The next room in this house has 4 more of this style.

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