Thursday, April 30, 2009

The extra daylight & warmth is distracting me from sewing

I'm still here, but not much sewing going on! I just haven't been feeling the vibe lately. You know how it is. Which is a shame, because about 2 weeks ago I started a "quick" spring jacket... it's almost done. Plus I've got Tim's shirt to finish. *sigh* I've been reading all the blogs, but haven't been commenting much.


Actually, I have been doing some sewing research.... home dec! We have a new fireplace hearth and some new living room furniture, so the drapes need some sprucing up. I am tired of the poly "silk-look" drapes we've had for several years. I was originally thinking of replacing them with a different color of silk dupioni, but then I found this fabric and fell in l-o-v-e. It's actually from Pottery Barn. Fashion Fabrics Club sold it for a while, but unfortunately I wasn't quick enough for their super low price. Thankfully I found it at House Fabric for a reasonable price. I read all about how to make pinch-pleat drapes when I thought I would use dupioni, but now that I have this medium-weight cotton woven print, I'm thinking I should do something else, like an inverted pleat. Riveting, I know! I have a few books on hold at the library that will help. I'll keep you posted...

11 comments:

Cindy said...

I just made printed drapes and love them. It really adds character in the room! Good luck.

cidell said...

I'm going to be on a home dec kick soon myself. I also need to replace the silk look curtains in my bedroom. Must. Block. Light.

Stephanie said...

That fabric is wonderful and will look great as drapes! I've been in a little bit of a sewing rut myself, I think it's the warm weather that is keeping me outside instead of in front of my sewing machine.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Love that fabric for curtains! Well, I love it for a shift dress, too, but it will make nice curtains.

flanthrower said...

Yes, I recognized this fabric right away! I almost got a Pottery Barn rug in the same print. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

ClaireOKC said...

I love snooping and sometimes Ikea has great ideas for window treatments and they even sell fabric:
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/range/10374/14349/

Christina said...

Hi Claire - I was thrilled when the Ikea here started selling fabric. For some reason my city was excluded until recently. I think I spent about 30 minutes looking at all the prints, much to the annoyance of my husband...

gwensews said...

That fabric will make terrific drapes. Good luck!

évelyne said...

beautiful. Très joli blog. Tes créations sont superbes.

Pamela Erny said...

Christina...that fabric is fabulous..what gorgeous drapes you'll have !

Pam ~Off The Cuff~

brocadegoddess said...

Oh those will be suck kick-ass drapes! So elegantly mod! lol

I'm also in for a slew of home dec sewing soon as I'm moving, into a space completely different from (and much much prettier than) what I currently have. So thanks a bunch for the suggestion of inverted box pleat drapes. I'd never thought of doing that with drapes before, but a mental image instantly sprang to mind when I read that, and I liked it!

I'm actually ITCHING to jump into a whole bunch of sewing, but with the move at the end of the month, and it being a 3000km one (why does Canada have to be so big?) I don't think I'll get as much time in beforehand as I'd like.

I do certainly know what you mean though about not being in the mood/groove/whatever - especially when you're so close to being finished something, but just can't make yourself do it.