Friday, October 11, 2013

Fab Fabric Friday!- Chinoiserie

Seriously, does it get any better than this?
Ready to be installed next week, this Statement Treatment for an Important Window- high over a staircase, a deep London valance with just enough subtle contrast to make you take a second look.
Sometimes serendipity happens, and proportions, product, and materials come together in perfect harmony.  This fabric was split down the middle, joined with a contrast insert defined with microcord, and there was just enough selvedge to allow the pattern to meet perfectly at the splits.
Coming soon,  treatments out of the pink geometric print for the adjoining room.


  1. I am so in love with this!!! I have a 64" window and was dying over how horrible my seam would probably look when I try to connect two pieces but this is brilliant!!! Do you have any tips on how to do this? I have a lot going on...arched window which I want to try your firmaflex technique but also want more than just a plain roman shade. This is for a kitchen window and it will stay gathered all of the time! I also want to try the box pleat header you did for the "flower pots"! My head is spinning!! Georgia in Louisiana!

  2. Hi Georgia- yes, detailing a shade is the most fun part of shades. For the microcord set in at the front edge of the pleats, use a small cord- like 3/32" and sew with a cording or zipper foot, VERY carefully and precisely. It's not difficult; just go slowly. I know the box pleat header shade you're referring to; that was a great deal of fun to make. The header is put on separately and extends above the main part of the shade. I saw your other comment about arched shades- and I'm not sure what you're asking- ask me in more detail so I can understand ok?