I had another limited fabric challenge this week. Last week's was those two cute little valances I made out of one yard of pretty striped silk.
This week I had 10 repeats of a vintage Schumacher print, and needed to make two pretty valances for an attic guest bedroom in an old house. There were 3 cuts for the big valance, and 2 cuts for the small one; there was not enough to cut individual sections and piece together, so I seamed the widths and cut the scalloped shaped straight across.
I figured out how much was left in the width for the horns and had enough to gather them- I guess we could call this a Sheffield variation.
By cutting on a wider angle than usual I was able to cut enough bias strips for microcord at the hem. Lip cord in a blend of greens defined the top.
Everyone agreed that these valances fit the bill perfectly- pretty and not too fussy. There was even enough left to make a little pillow!