I finally got my pinch pleat draperies and Kvartal blinds put up over the holiday break. Whew, I have put that one off forever!! I try to avoid any type of work that requires drilling holes. I got my daughter to help me with this task since it does require two people. She did most of the work since she actually enjoys this type of thing.
I made these pinch pleat draperies and no I do not sew much. I took a sewing class and made these, it can’t be hard if I can do it. I have no natural sewing talents. My teacher was very good, even though I did all of the work, she was a terrific guide. There is no way I could have done this type of job without her help.
The class was 6 weeks of 3 hour classes. I had to do much of the work at home because of the size of the draperies. Since I hung them from the ceiling, they were long and quite cumbersome to handle.
My inspiration for my living room with this photo in a magazine.
I love these colors and the print of the drapes, I think my fabric does a great job of simulating these draperies that were from the 1970’s. I only with I had that view out of my front window!! That table is to die for also!
I decided to use the IKEA Kvartal system for the blinds, I really like the clean lines and versatility of hanging them from the ceiling.
My daughter did a wonderful tutorial on the Kvartal blind system that we installed. http://ex-scapes.com/2013/01/03/tutorial-ikea-kvartal-curtain-system/
Check it out if you are planning to install this system. Any tidbits can really help.
My draperies took a lot of planning and work and I am happy with the way it all turned out. Believe me, I had my fingers crossed when we hung the drapes, it was the first time I had seen them fully enough to see if they really were going to look professional.