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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Pleating to Pattern- Roman shade style
When there is a bottom trim on a shade you want to pleat to pattern, it's easiest to do a little mockup to see how the pleats will fall. The best ring and pattern placement might not be what at first seems to be the obvious. I was glad I made a template before committing myself with this pattern:
I used a cut-off selvedge to make my template so that all 3 shades would match. I also wanted a complete circle, not a section of a circle, at the top. Luckily all 3 shades were the same size.
Something to look out for when marking for rings to pattern is take-up. Here you can see that the pattern on the tabled shade is a bit shrunken compared to the selvedge. I adjusted my ring mark placement to correspond to the fabric after tabling.
These shades were perfect for this home. I was completely satisfied with the outcome!
Little return flaps hide the clutch.
The clutch was fitted with an antique brass bead chain loop and a brown tension device that blends in with the wood.
Everyone was happy when this was installed! Especially me.