Thursday, January 27, 2011
A nice coincidence
Pattern placement was a bit of a challenge because the motifs were not arranged on the fabric in the usual way: it was impossible, with the size of the sections, to get two sections out of the widths.
After some experimenting I found a cutting layout that worked. The pleasant surprise was that with the dimensions specified, the motifs were nearly continuous across the pleats.
There were two large scalloped valances, and one cute little arched valance, just 8" at the short point. Again the pattern lent itself nicely to the specified dimensions of the valance. Here I needed to find a way to give the illusion that the two sides are mirror images.
The little valance is below eye level, so the top board cover looks like welting, which it isn't.