|I interrupt this post for a gratuitous kitten picture.|
In my nomadic mind, I still want to move, but I have decided to put down some roots at my current apartment. And that means making curtains.
The kitchen/living room in our house has sort of a fall look to it. Some rusty oranges and reds. Green is the perfect complementary color. Because we have radiators that get really hot underneath our kitchen windows, I wanted to have short curtain panels. I'm not sure what the actual risk of fire actually is, but I'd like to avoid that if I can.
And then, you know, you're supposed to go through with an iron and destroy all the hard work you put into your pleats. But don't think about that. It's worth it.
|I folded the last scraps of fabric over to create loops to pin the curtains back.|
I added the pleats to the panels with a decorative stitch. I originally wanted to do a decorative stitch around the entire curtain panel, but I forgot that was the plan until I was halfway through. And even though they're short panels, it's still a lot of fabric and it just didn't seem worth it to go back and undo all of my hard work. (Plus, I'm pretty lazy.)
|Doesn't the stitch look pretty? (And almost not worth it since you can hardly see it??)|
(Versus $168 at Anthropologie - and I like mine a lot better!)