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NEED: Two different shear fabric, sturdy rod and lots of small
head but long straight pins. Don't forget the latter!
Simple but elegant drapery does not have to be expensive! When you hire a designer or go to a department store, you pay for panels separately along with adding the swag. Look closely, you will see that the panels and the swag are all one piece of fabric. The leaf pattern is separate form the white fabric therefore, you would have to purchase to types of fabric to get this effect.
Let's put this in a step by step mode:
1st; measure your window, Measure at least one to two inches past your window opening or trim. Measure your length, are you going to the floor or just past the window sill, don't forget to measure at least one inch above the window as you will need to accommodate for the window rod to hand the drapery from.
2nd; take your length x width = ? Multiply that total times 3.
Looks like this: L x W = (?) x 3 = (?) You will need that much fabric for the main print. Here I have the tan leaves as the main print. If you decide to use white shear fabric much like I did, ( the leaves are shear as well), you will not need as much as it is just a swag accent. Therefore, you will only need the width of the window and and multiply it by 3. L x W x 3 = (?)
The fun part! Now, you will need to make sure you hem the fabric if needed.
The hanging process: find the middle of the fabric. Start in the middle of the window and drape the fabric to the right and then to the left, pin around to the back of the rode on each side to prevent the fabric from slipping around. Be prepared to feel like you have butter fingers at first. Next, play around with you draped look. You will want the mid-section to drape in the middle at least 1/4 of the window to 1/3. You do not want to go 1/2 way down the window with a swag, it will look really out of sorts.
PIN, PIN< PIN.. to get the fabric to stay. Move around and adjust as needed. When you are happy with the results, move on to the light solid fabric.
This step will be a little bit easier.as you will no t have so much fabric to deal with.. Find the middle of the fabric again, start at the middle and try to keep the fabric the same length on both sides of the window. If you need to wrap around the pole a little to get it to stay, go for it. Start pinning it to the other fabric. Try to be create so you can not see the pins. Pinning from the back is the best way to hide them!
NOW, step back and look at your masterpiece! You did it! Send me a photo of your creation!
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Hello and thank you for visiting our site. I am Andrea and I am glad to venture outside of my day to day teaching box to socialize with others about creating art or designing something special along with recycling or re-purposing old junk into something wonderful. What better way to share what you love doing than blogging about it! In the past I have created many projects from building a platform bed out of old wheels, using plumbing pipe to create cool table base, designing my own and others drapery, taking old furniture and repainting it, framing artwork, sewing costumes, recycling bottles, along with drawing, painting and creating unique clay pieces. My goals are to share with you about creating in many ways. No item out in the world is safe, we can re-purpose it and/or come up with something out of nothing! I look forward to chatting with you! Don't be shy, share your favorite DIY! Lots of love, Andrea