Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Little Scalloped Shade
I had some buffalo check fabric left over from my drapes so I made this little valance/shade/window covering for the bathroom under the stairs downstairs. Well, I made two. The first one didn't go so well. Scallops are a bit harder to sew than I thought they would be. I read a few different tutorials and the parchment paper method ending up being the winner. I still need a lot of practice. I went to far up on the points between the scallops and when I tried to unfold them, they were all puckered. Nothing a seam ripper couldn't fix.
As much as I love this fabric, I hate that the sun comes through it (and you can see my hem lines in this case). My drapes in the living room do the same thing and it's bothered me since the day they went up. They're all fully lined but I guess I should have gone with blackout liner. Lesson learned!
Here she is at night. You can't see through it but you can see the wrinkles. I just can't win!
We had dinner with some of my family last night and we decided that Thanksgiving would be hosted at my house this year. The whole time I was saying, 'Yes!! That's a great idea! I can't wait!!" I was entering pure panic mode on the inside. All I could think about was my half furnished living room and where 30 people were going to sit. Surely everyone can take turns on the one chair that I ordered last week. I've got some work to do...
Any first time hosting tips???