By the way, the Bordeaux is the only top treatment I have on display in the workroom. That's how much this valance is my favorite!
Anyhow. These 3 valances were to be made from an print underlayer with an embroidered tulle overlay:
|I started by taping out all the jabots, to make sure they could all be cut from the available yardage.|
|Red, blue, and green ink tracing the ribbon motif in order to determine how to make the left and right jabots the same.|
|Ready to start cutting!|
Not shown: I piped the jabot with 1/16" microcord made from a muted dupioni silk which I bulked up with fusible fabric stabilizer. I had intended to sew the crystal bead trim by hand, but it wasn't turning out well, so I did end up using Sealah tape, and reinforcing it with stitching.
Finished! I'm happy- off to installation! Once the valances were up, installer Mario meticulously dressed the folds with a tag gun for training, and the next time we're there, we'll clip them out.