|Really love the white window trim but we need|
|Washing them in the washer on gentle, cold water, with Woolite worked just fine.|
I didn't put them in the dryer, just laid them flat to make sure they didn't shrink. Then
I cut the two panels in half, making four panels with valances to fill the center.
|This just entailed cutting and hemming.|
|Loved them but it left a lot of wide open views for any guest who might be undressing at bedtime!|
The draperies were on the "skimpy" side, since this was a make-do, make-over project, so I knew I had to fill in with additional curtains or something. I had somewhat of a plan that I wanted to make shades out of black and white pillow ticking. Years ago, I had purchased some of the ticking at Wal-Mart to cover the seat of this little stool.
|I had quite a time finding more of this ticking fabric.|
I finally found the fabric like this online. My plan on how to make the shades wasn't really concrete. I had ordered yardage based on the size of my windows but I wasn't exactly sure what I was doing. I bet nobody else does that!!
|Here are my ponderings...|
|I sewed a pocket on both top and bottom and hemmed the sides.|
I used the simple (cheap) valance curtain rod on the top and put the black metal rod on the bottom. Having the round rod on the bottom of the shade allows me to roll it up . Then I just had to figure out how to hold it in place after rolling it up!!!!
| I tried to reuse the curtain tiebacks but, |
which way do I attach them and how?
|This was Plan B.|
|The big window.|
|The small window with the shade rolled up.|
|The small window with the shade down.|
|I even had enough fabric left-over to make a new pillowcase.|
Glad this project is completed and I'm moving on to the next!