Day 3 of sewing week here is all about curtains...and more specifically, the girls' curtains.
Two or three years ago I came across a picture in Martha Stewart Living magazine (my favorite mag) and it was showing how to mix different floral fabrics together. I know I clipped the picture out but I can't find it. Oh well. The curtains were my favorite part of the room they showed and thankfully, they revealed the fabric source. It was Mood Fabrics.
If you're a Project Runway fan, then you are very familiar with Mood. I was excited to buy something from there and was thrilled when my fabric arrived! (I bought the curtain fabric along with several other fabrics to use in some fun projects.)
After several hours of work the curtains were finished! (Note: Their room is still a work-in-progress.)
link to the exact fabric.
Green, orange, pink, blue, purple, yellow, white, cream, and shades of each!
My solution was to take some old curtains that didn't fit the style of our house anymore, and use them as the linings. They had two layers of lining and were the perfect solution. Here's what the curtains look like from the back:
Michael put little cup hooks up in the window frame and then added grommets to the thick, layered fabric so we could hang it up easily.
I cut a rectangle big enough to fit the window and it just sits behind the curtains. When I want to open the curtains and let light in, I can just unhook one side and hide the rest of the fabric behind the open curtain. We did the same thing with all of the windows in the boys' room as well. It blacks out all the light and also helps keep any warm air from leaking out the windows.
That's it for the girls' curtains. But I've pretty much sewn something on every other curtain in the house. I've had to hem most of them, or even make them entirely like the basement curtains.
I also have big plans for the plain white curtains in our family room and dining room...and even bigger plans for our kitchen nook curtains. I can't wait to work on them and hopefully can find time this Spring to do it!