Once upon a time there was a girl who wanted to make curtains. But she didn't know how to sew. Nor did she know anyone who did. What a dilemma! Then she had an idea! She combined her love of technology and her desire to sew and she started a website - PatternReview.com! Inspired by others who posted on that website, she went to Joann fabrics ( a store she had never entered before ) and got herself her first pattern and made a skirt! "This is incredible!" she thought to herself "I can make my own clothes." So she bought more patterns and more fabric and before she realized, 90% of her wardrobe was hand sewn. She was feeling pretty good about this. Pretty soon one project turned into 325 and she sewed on! She pretty much made everything she wore. Even Jeans!
There is something missing in this story isnt it? Oh I see.. She never did make those curtains! Until NOW!
That's correct. 13 years later - I finally made curtains. And I HATED it. But the point is, I feel like I've come a full circle in my sewing life. I feel empowered. If I can conquer curtains, I can conquer any project.
On to the review...
Pattern Description: I saw this pin and decided I needed to make curtains for my little girl's room. Her room is east facing and the morning light is very bright, which is good but not when I want her to sleep in a bit
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? As you can see, I have absolutely no imagination when it comes to home dec. I used the exact same fabric as the inspiration.
Were the instructions easy to follow? I followed the tutorial completely. There was no way I could have sewn these. But One - Hour... No way... Maybe for an experience home-dec-er (is that a word?) It took me one hour just to lay the fabric out.
Fabric Used:Cotton Sateen - Michael Miller Bekko Line from Fabric.com
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Never and Yes. I hated every single minute of this project. But I was determined to finish it so I did. You can see the photo up top. That is exactly how I felt. They are done, they are hung, they look nice, I don't have to think about them anymore and thats that.
Conclusion: To tie in the color I made a small pillow sham using this video tutorial. I also painted this cute frame to make it pop. It was a dirty white before and did nothing for the painting before. Now it really stands out.