Friday, July 5, 2013

One more post, then... vacation!

I was really looking forward to working with this fabric.  I chose the rust colored band motif for the top of the drapery panels.
The curtains- side panels- turned out even better than I had imagined them.
Airy gauze, lined with napped sateen, alternated with woven horizontal stripes that had a vaguely southwestern feel.
The fat pleats are hand-sewn around the front of the three fingers.  If I'm going to make draperies by hand, I want them to LOOK like they were made by hand!
Ivory thread stood out like a sore thumb against the rust band at the top of the pleats...... I colored it in with watercolor pen.  It's good to keep these around in a variety of colors.
And now, off to Cape May, New Jersey!  There's an annual decorators' showhouse around the corner from where we're staying this year, so maybe I'll be doing a blog post while I'm away.  If not, see you in a couple of weeks!

1 comment:

  1. I am glad I am not the only person to use a marker to hide stitching. I recently used a regular felt tip pen to cover the stitches that crossed a burgundy twill tape on a valance when I stitched on the velcro.
    Your drapes are lovely. What kind of lining did you use?