Tuesday, March 15, 2011

DAY 2: Curtain Call

Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good, the show looks good!
-- Florenz Ziegfeld

Today's crafty endeavor was making cafe curtains for my kitchen.  Our kitchen faces the windows of a residential hotel, and it was time to cover up.

The fabric I chose is from the "Simply Sweet" line by Barbara Jones.  I actually wound up having to use another fabric from the same line to make the curtains long enough--the window is ginormous.

I absolutely love this fabric.  So early-americana-meets-modern-color-palette.  Seemed perfect for our kitchen that boasts an original Wedgewood stove, that I adore.

I was a good little craftstress and took detailed measurements.  I used this website as a cutting guide to making my own.  I subtracted 1.5" from my desired length, to account for the curtain clips and then added in seam allowances.

My cut pieces.  I'm not the neatest crafstress.

Then I pinned and sewed and made box edges.


Cute little cafe curtains.  Tomorrow i will do the top part of the window in the stripe fabric.  I actually really like the look of using the two fabrics...happy accident!

And lastly, not sure if you can see, but that is actually TWO panels and I MIRACULOUSLY got the lines to all match up.  YIPPEE!

Hope the roommates will like it.

'Til Tomorrow.


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