I’ve been working on curtains for my bedroom and it seems like the never ending project. I am almost finished, but I’m not exactly sure how I want to finish them, so I’m seeking some advice. So if you are a crafter, sewer, or just a person with all around good taste I would love your opinion at the end of this blog post.
These are the curtains I fell in love with. They are made by Anthropologie. I am pretty sure they are over priced, and they aren’t made big enough for what I need. My ceilings and windows are tall. I decided to make a copy cat.
Here is what I’ve been working on. I had lace left over from some old curtains and I purchased some orange fabric. Here is a curtain panel all laid out on my kitchen floor.
I sewed all of the pieces together and finished the edges. Now for my dilemma…I don’t know how to finish the top. It’s not that I don’t know how. It’s that I’m not certain what I want. I have narrowed it down to 2 options.
The first option is like this. It involves sewing tabs onto the back so that the top of the curtain has almost an accordion effect. My concern with this one is that the orange fabric might be to thin. I’m not lining the curtain because I want to see through the lace and you would see the tabs sewn onto the back.
This is the second option. It involves just one seam across the top and the curtain rod threaded all the way across. My concern with this one is that I don’t think it looks quite as professional. Or maybe I’m just not liking it quite as much.
If someone would just magically make up my mind for me that would be great. What do you think I should do?
I promise I will share a picture when I’m done If I make a decision and actually finish them.