Hey! This blog is now 6 years old!
For my first post of the new year, here is a project for Paris Interiors in Scarsdale NY that included something of everything: a relaxed shade, a soft cornice, a 14' hard cornice, interlined pinch pleats with exquisite trim, and 14' of sheers.
The shade and soft cornice were in adjoining rooms, made from the same fabric- a taupe Scottish lace from Noblis- but treated very differently.
This one was made on two layers of buckram. Here the fabric is laid out over the paper pattern and photographed for the designer's approval.
Napped lining in khaki was layered under the lace, and a tiny lip cord finished the bottom edge. All of this was hand-sewn, not glued. It's not that I'm anti-adhesive, it's just that I like the results of sewing better with this little lip cord, plus sewing is more fun.
I wasn't sure if the treatment would need legs, but it did. We didn't want the treatment to extend much beyond the molding, so I made the legs out of 1/4" hardwood from Home Depot.