Then I filled some frames with magazine covers.
It was still missing something. I needed some texture and thought drapery panels would do the trick. $43 later I had purchased some fabric for drapes and lining at Joann's for 50% off, picked up a couple 18" rods and rings from Bed Bath and Beyond for $20 a piece, and was ready to do some domestic sewing.
|Similar to a muslin with more texture|
Folded up a 4 inch pocket on the bottom and 1 1/2" sides and pinned in place.
I made a lining 1" narrower than the drapery panel and finished the bottom edge with a small hem. Then tucked in the raw edges of the lining under the 1 1/2' side hems and stitched it in place.
Of course, my inhibitors needed to lend a
|Kracken playing in the fabric under the ironing board|
|Rudy trying to get in a nap in a panel on my sewing table|
After the hardware was up, I tested the length and finished the header hem. Now they are hung, just as the rain is coming in. Even in the afternoon the window is dark under a cloudy sky. We need the rain, and I'm happy to have it.
So the dining room is coming along. I did say I started this project for 2 reasons. One was to add a layer of texture to the dining room, but the other was to test my skills at drapery making on a relatively inexpensive project. Being happy with the results means I will probably make the drapes for the guest room, which is on my summer list.