Monday, March 7, 2016

More takes on the soft cornice

We needed to make a short valance to hide the headrail on this bay window. You can see that there is no room for a board to wrap around that headrail.
It was Halloween when we measured- in case you wondered!

I turned to Dofix for the extremely low-profile A-1 Compact headrail with velcro, and made a continuous soft cornice with velcro.

The soft cornice is entirely hand-sewn, on two layers of buckram, with interlining, topped with self-welt, and fusible velcro was applied to the back when it was finished.  That red thread marks the exact center to make it easier for the installer.
Here's a view of the back, with the Dofix A-1 Compact headrail and its super-low-profile ceiling brackets.  The last two inches on each end have no support; it just tucks around the headrail and is tacked in place.

On the adjacent windows we made a coordinating hybrid treatment, a cross between a soft cornice and a kick-pleat valance.  Again this was hand-sewn onto two layers of buckram with interlining, the buckram omitted in the kick pleats.

We first mocked up this style as a workroom sample, and it has received a lot of interest- I see a lot of these in my future!
The customer's version is even better:
Everyone was happy with these soft cornice adaptations.

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