No, I didn’t sew them. Although I do have to hem them. I read somewhere that the best way to hem curtains is right at the source so sometime over the break I will haul my machine over to the sliding doors and hem away. It is easier to do while they are hanging…or so I read. And we all know the internet never lies, right?
If you have vertical blinds, I apologize, but they are ugly. And they don’t really block light well. I have been in this place for over 3 years and have finally done something about it.
Isn’t it amazing how warm a set of drapes can make a room look? Yes, the sheers have vertical stripes like my old blinds but don’t they look lovely? I did press them before I hung them but I think I will try vertical steaming while they hang.
The curtains are a red taffeta with black horizontal stripes AND vertical tucks. They completely block light which will be great for movie days over the break. I thought the sheers might be too stripey with the curtains but along the whole wall I think they look really good. And our living room/dining room is one big area so I don’t think the curtains are too busy for the space. Anyway, I like them.
Of course, this whole post has been an elaborate ruse to distract you from the fact that sewing has been so slow. I just couldn’t write again about how slow going the Vogue 1199 pencil skirt is coming along. I think I’ve been scared off by the Pajama Pants fiasco and I’m doubting every stitch.
But enough about that. I’ve also been attending Winter Formals and working on my Top 20 Albums of 2010 list and helping to plan a 20 person dinner party (more on that later). In other words, life has gotten in the way of sewing for a little while but I still think about it everyday and have major plans for the break.
What I’m listening to: I’m Gonna Change Your Life by The Thermals