Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Another thing to Save My Pennies For!

A few years ago, I found a beautiful floral embroidered silk fabric at my local fabric store.  It was exactly perfect to stretch over a canvas for the wall above the sofa in my condo.  I also made the extra into a cushion for said couch.

When we moved into this house, the canvas went (temporarily.. I thought) on the shelf under the glass on our coffee table... almost a year and a half later, I still love the pretty look it gives our re-furbished coffee table!

I also knew I wanted to get some more fabric and make lined drapes for the whole main floor with it!  Which is really just the three windows above the sofa and for the patio doors.  So I headed back to get some more.  Unfortunately, they no longer carried it!!!

I hadn't taken note of the fabric's name at the time, so of course I had no idea where to start when looking for more! :(

Lo and behold... one night doing a random search, I plugged in the right combination of search words (some variation of blue silk floral embroidered silk...) and BAM!!!

There she was:
It's hard to tell from the picture since the colors are a bit off, but I am pretty sure this is the same stuff!!
Now all I need to do is save up my pennies and decide whether or not I think I am competent enough with the sewing machine to do lined drapes in it or send the project out!

I have even decided on the white bird rod and finial set from Sears.

Perfect no?

2 comments:

Liz Owen said...

Totally perfect. And I LOVE those curtain rods!

Allison said...

Making your own drapes isn't that hard and saves mega bucks. I have this book:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Singer-More-Sewing-Home-/150505822907

I'm sure there are other books just as informative. It gives step by step instructions along with lots of pictures. I've made lined, pinch pleated drapes for all my rooms and if I can do it, so can you. Go for it!!