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SO.........WHAT ARE WE WORKING ON TODAY??
Thursday, August 27, 2015
The designer wanted a very minimal flat top treatment, but not an upholstered cornice. I imagined a valance as translucent as the drapery, but she did not want soft and drapey. The solution was this semi-rigid valance made with fusible webbing.
I just love how this turned out! The light diffusion created such a dreamy effect.
The draperies are lined with poly batiste in champagne. The hand-sewn side hems allow the fabric to cascade smoothly.
The valance was created by sandwiching fusible webbing in between the same batiste and the face fabric. That's silicone paper underneath, to keep the webbing from fusing through to the table top.
I could just barely see the table grid through the sheer, which helped keep the pattern straight as I pressed from the center outwards to fuse the layers together.
The layers were transferred to the rotary cutting grid table and carefully trimmed.
The selvedge was saved, trimmed to size, and used as binding for the bottom edge- I do love topstitched binding!- and this minimal finish was so much more effective than any trim could have been- and so much better than a hem.