Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Floating Petal Curtains

8.12.2011

Floating Petal Curtains

I have finished the curtains for my front room/kitchen. There are three windows that span one long wall of our front area. It was a lot of hard work, but they look great! I based my curtains on a pretty floating petals white with blues fabric. I wanted them to be white to still let in a lot of light. Don't mind our A/C unit in the middle. It's ugly but keeps our apartment nice and cool.
I didn't have lots of the petal fabric so I used it wisely. I made one panel for the center and then had strips for the four panels on the sides. I also added some blue strips on the side panels.
It was hard to envision something so big. The three windows measured about 200 inches across! I didn't want it to be too busy, dark, or overpowering.
I like how there's a pop of pattern in the center, but it's simple on each side.
I also made white liners to go under each panel to give double coverage. I don't want anybody to see through at night.
I'm so happy to be done with this project! It was really time-consuming.

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful curtains! Nice job.

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  2. Wow! Great job! Your ideas always turn out better than I imagine. Can you paint the cardboard above the a/c white and add a touch of the blue floral motif or just a navy blue line like on the curtains? Or just white so as not to draw attention to it? Just thinking.

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  3. Ok, sorry. That last Liahona comment was actually Mom. Could you tell? And this comment is actually Mom too. K?

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  4. I just bought that same fabric for some accent pillows! I wish the store had more in stock! I love it! The curtains look great!

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