Monday, April 6, 2009

New Sewn Draperies

Last week I blogged about the new fabric I bought for drapes for my livingroom. I was pretty "proud" to be bringing in some blue in them something I have only just begun to do. Fabricland has had amazing deals on fabrics recently. The fabric I just bought was reduced down to $5.00 a yard and I needed 5 yards. Its hard to resist making drapes for $25.00! It was the end of the bolt so I got an additional 3/4 yard for free!

This pair I made a few years ago. These are "my" colours and I like the vines and the fabric. They are easily made hanging from the little clips on a wrought iron rod.

These drapes I've just made look really pretty in person. They are the same simple style and bring in more of the different reds I love. I was very pleased with that and are a nice change being a brighter colour, clean and I wanted flowery. I can switch up between the two.

I have decided however, that I'm going to take them down and sew a little valance from the top just to give it a slightly different look. I have the plaid material that coordinates that I'll put on my diningroom chairs. I am just hoping I can borrow a staple gun for that project!

When they hang they sort of pleat and it appears the pleats seem to be hiding the bit of blue in the drapes. Oh least I do know they are there and its still a good start.

Hope you have a lovely day.... Judi xoxo


Julie said...

Oh they are just gorgeous, Judi!!! You are so darn talented! I love your Easter tassel in your blog title area too!!! Very pretty!

Marilyn said...

Judi, these are just lovely. You are such a talented lady. Love to read your blog.

Judith said...

whose a clever girl Judi? they look brilliant. Great minds must think alike I was only looking at my curtains and thinking 'Oh boy they are looking tired and need changing' I think it must be something to do with spring and wanting things livened up a bit!! don't you think? Judith

Bo said...

Hi really got a bargain on that beautiful are so talented! Darling Easter tassel too...;-) Bo

Darlene said...

Morning Judi,

I LOVE the colors in the new curtains! They are just beautiful. I am on the hunt for some curtain material.....I want some pretty ones. Wish me luck!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Judi, those are so neat! You are very, very talented!


Sheila :-)

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful drapes. Good feeling to do it yourself. Nice blog. My first time to visit.

Shelia said...

Hi Judi! Oh how pretty your draperies are! The fabric is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job on sewing them, too. Doesn't it feel good to get such a bargain? Really both of the fabrics in your draperies are pretty.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Janie's World said...

I'm very impressed! They look awesome! Isn't a great feeling when you finish a project like that?

Faye said...


Smilingsal said...

Hiding the blue? Then throw those thingys away! Seriously, Judi, you are sooo talented; they look so fresh and pretty.

I'm smelling paint fumes as I type.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

They are so pretty. I like your bunny planter too!