These fit a window that is 45" x 58".
The fabric is 58" wide. I cut two 72" lengths. I turned the sides under and turned down 8 inches at the top. Five inches from the top I put in a 1.75" casing. I loaded them onto the rod, tacked in a light blocking lining and hemmed them after I hung them. I always do that. I mark an even distance from the floor, haul in my iron and pop in fusible hem tape while the curtains are still hanging.
The tie backs are the only really interesting thing here. It's my first effort at mitering. So fun! I just made sure my grain lines were spot on. It made me want to do more.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I think I'm finally understanding when to just slap it together and when to take your time. I definitely spent more time prepping and cutting than I did sewing. Making the effort to really line up your grain, match your patterns and cut precisely pays off. It's a pain to deal with such large pieces of fabric, but I think it's worth it.
Sadly, the print is not stash. 4.99 ikea canvas. The lining was from the stash. I bought a bolt years ago on the cheap and it has vexed me ever since. The black out is laminated over a cotton gauze matrix. The matrix is not on grain at all! I tear fabric to true it. If you tear this, you end of with a curtain that belongs in Van Gogh's bedroom in Arles. Now I cut it square with a T and just tack it to the top. Ugh. I'm so cheap. Can't wait to kill that bolt. Speaking of frugal, contrast is from mixed bag of ikea fabric in the scratch and dent section.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Do not fear home dec. Take time to prep well and the sewing part goes quickly and is not nearly as tedious as you would expect.
Hardware included, these were about 35 dollars. They are exactly what I wanted and everytime I look at them, I am reminded that I'm kind of awesome. And thrifty.