I thought I should post an update on the applique shower curtain and shade we made for Katherine Stern.
When we installed this shower curtain, the header was improvised with a facing to the back enclosing clear buckram, and drapery pins, to make a "mock" ripplefold, using glides in the Aria H-Rail pole from Rowley.
Then all I had to do was sew both sides, and re-sew the facing, by hand. I made sure to catch through to the right side in the embroidered area, to keep the fabric from sagging on the front.
It might have been unnecessary, but I re-inserted the clear buckram. I thought that since the tape was pieced the header might benefit from the extra support.
I will say, all this made me very nervous. I didn't actually know what I was doing until I started doing it. Luckily I did the right thing!......
I have a ripplefold curtain coming up with a geometric pattern with a 6.875" horizontal repeat. I'll be doing a mockup of that for sure. The whole thing is one panel 134" wide and I want to know what I'm doing before I do it!
Oh! and- here's one result of that photoshoot. I love how the photographer used the mirror! This photo gives you a better idea of context for the shower curtain and shade. Check out Katherine's website to see more of her fabulous work.