There were a few reasons why it took me so long to make new curtains for this room, not one of which because I wanted to keep the existing curtains. It's a big decision to make curtains for the most used room in the house.
|New curtains for door|
|New curtains behind our lounge|
My next issue was the style of curtain. That took a lot of thought, and many conversations with a friend and local curtain installer, who was invaluable in talking me through his preferred methods of hanging curtains. I needed something that would block out as much light as possible. In our lounge room we opted for a projector rather than a TV (size over quality!) so need to have the room as dark as possible to be able to see the screen, which can be a problem, especially with the sun streaming through our west facing windows in the late afternoon (which also causes havoc when trying to take photos).
|My one tenth scale drawing of my plans|
|Previous curtains behind the lounge|
|Old curtain rods coming down|
I'm going to call this a rather large stash bust, given that I used up 23.9 metres of fabric (upholstery and blockout lining), but feel that I'm cheating just a little due to the fact that I bought this last year when I had banned myself from buying any fabric at all. I justified the purchase though as it was bought for this very specific purpose, and there was never any doubt that this is what it would be used for.
Time to make: around 13 hours.
Time spent on calculations and drawing up plans? That I didn't keep track of. Far too long, I'm thinking. But now that I have done these inverted pleat curtains and I know how they will turn out, if I were to do more (which I just might), I'd have the calculations done in no time at all.
So, what do you think? Just the right amount of elegance?
Curtain railings by A Fitting Solution