Wednesday, September 10, 2014

More Drapes

I am happy to report the dining room drapes and painting are done!! This is the first set of proper drapes I have ever made and I'm pretty proud of myself.

I found this project a bit stressful in the beginning.  I measured and checked my numbers six times before I took scissors to the fabric! The actual sewing wasn't difficult but rather tedious. So was the pressing. There was a lot of steam on an already hot weekend. 
I used a pleater tape, along with drapery pins and drapery rings. You can't see any of that but I know it's there. I found the most important thing when making drapes is this: whatever you do, right or wrong, you have to do exactly the same each time. Fortunately, this room only requires a pair!

The fabric is a Waverly print from, crafted with pride in the U.S.A., according to the selvedge. The print is called "Small Talk" and is so appropriate considering the numbers of goldfinches who frequent our feeder. 

On to the living room....


  1. I WANT THOSE! :-)

    I am now going to pick paint for my dining room this weekend.

  2. Your room looks lovely, and those drapes are the crowning touch! Nice job :-)!

  3. Ooooh , I really like this paint and the drapes.

  4. Oh my! Those drapes look absolutely gorgeous. The print matches perfectly with the color of the walls. Anyway, despite the hurdles you encountered along the project, I think the results really made up for it all. Thank you for sharing where you got the fabric! All the best!

    Shirley Todd @ Arjay SWF