Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Mock hobbled valance
I struggled with the mock hobbled valance for years, but now I have a method that I'm happy with and goes comparatively quickly.
There was not enough fabric to completely match the pattern, so I aimed for a balanced representation of the pattern elements instead. This process begins with a sketch to scale of the folds and tapes. I drew it up two ways and preferred the one with deeper folds. I plan the "ring" placement (there are no actual rings) and I plan the exact increments for the twill tape. That takes time beforehand but eliminates guesswork at the end.