Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sheers continue to be popular, as well as unusual. Sometimes sheers are used unlined, but more and more they are lined, or even interlined or blackout lined.
These shades are made from a loosely woven semi-sheer cotton that has been pin-tucked and pleated. They are lined with a napped cotton sateen. These shades were sewn by hand, including the rings.
As happens sometimes, we received this fabric from two different decorators, for two different customers, in the same week. The other batch is being made into hand-sewn unlined cafe curtains with little pinch pleats- photos next week.
At the bottom is another interesting semi-sheer that has been made into flat Roman shades with ribs, lined with a near-blackout lining.