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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Letting the pattern speak

As the homeowner and I played with this Pierre Frey fabric, testing lining options, we realized that it could be railroaded to good effect.  Because the windows are different lengths, the top of each shade begins at the same place on the pattern, and each shade ends where it will at the bottom.

 In a flash of inspiration, we decided to shape the bottom hem to sort of follow the pattern.  You can't see it very well, but the bottom is welted with black.  Next visit to this house I'll take some close-ups.
By the way, we chose black interlining with white cotton sateen lining.  The back of this fabric is covered with unclipped black warp threads, so the black flannel interlining eliminates the shadow of the black threads when the sun shines through.

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