Saturday, May 7, 2011

An interesting variation

Valances are most often placed over drapery panels; in this unusual case, the valance is under the panels. 

It was fun figuring out the various options for the scalloped kick pleat valances to keep them in proportion with each other.

I think the valance half-sections peeking out from under the shirred panels is intriguing.  This is only the second time I've ever done valances and panels this way, and I have another job coming up soon using that concept, though it will be a very different style and context.   

The valances do not go all the way to the ends of the boards;  that allowed more flexibility in sizing the sections.  The panels were sewn with velcro shirring tape; the hook side of the velcro was stapled to the board with increments marked off so the installer and decorator could decide on-site how wide to shirr up the panels.

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