|Gathered London shade valance|
Gathered London shades need to be planned a little differently from regular London shades.
|A perfect pleated London shade|
|Way too full! yuck|
Exactly one year ago I had a bad experience with 4 gathered London shades. It didn't help that there was a double ruffle in the bottom, which added weight and caused an even more pronounced "droopy drawers" look. Thinking these should be made at the same fullness as a balloon shade, the designer specified 2.5x fullness. Naively, I complied. As you can see, that was clearly way too much. I took them apart and cut out a lot of fabric to end up with 1.5x fullness. Of course I forgot to photograph the remake.
|Double gathered London shade valance|