Yes, my sewing table is still full of scrapbooking
Let me begin by saying that I've been thinking about sewing some valances for the kitchen in a dark blue print to pick up the dark blue accent wall. So, I found this fabric at Fabric Mart, and ordered it with great expectations. It arrived and the color match was perfect.
stuff treasures, so I'm still not sewing, but I thought you might like to read about my last sewing "adventure" before all this scrapbooking ordeal creating began......
After I laid it out to cut out the larger valance (68" wide) it became apparent that the print was askew from the weave. This would makes the curtain look crooked while hanging at the window since the fabric's pattern has a definite linear design.
What to do? Well, I tried a few things, but the best way was to make the width six inches wider per side than needed. This allowed me to fit a full pattern at the window after hemming the sides non-symmetrically. Here's how the side hems look (top hem).
|Dark Blue Curtains|
|White Curtains with Lace Trim|
I hope it looks better than the curtains did. I'll let you know how it works out.
Ciao for now....