Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Curtain call

So my curtains arrived today, that was fast!  They are really lovely in person, a nice light cotton, not as heavy as I thought.  (Not like the Ikea curtains for example.)  I threw them in the wash straight away to get out any sizing and shrink them, I plan on using this as a picnic dress so I want to make sure I can throw it in the wash after I make it up and not worry about it shrinking.  This is how it looks straight out of the dryer: fabric The colors are very "autumn" - sage green, mustard, saffron, coffee-with-cream, scarlet and a salmon pink on a black ground.  A few little things you may not have caught - the curtain is 50 x 80" but as Jen Thompson noted it can be unpicked to give a little more length and width.  For a tall girl like me - 5'9 - one curtain is probably not quite enough for a petticoat worn over a bumroll. Two probably are enough for a petticoat and matching jacket though.

By the way, I'm sure you noticed my blog looks a little different!  I've been wanting to change things for a while and have only now finally gotten around to doing it.  I'm not quite finished yet, but I'd love any feedback you have (good or bad) on the new look. 

5 comments:

  1. Yay! I love seeing all the curtain projects right now! I bought a cream panel today to make a caraco, but that "noir" color is really tempting, it was soooo lovely. I can't wait to see your progress!

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  2. I like the new look of the blog - yay!

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  3. The black is so pretty! Good luck on the dress!

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  4. I've bought both the cream and black background and by the look of your photo am so pleased I did. The black looks so well! Can't wait for them to arrive.

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  5. Thanks all!

    A traveller in time - I think you'll be happy with them, the fabric is really nice.

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