|Unikko valance - not yet sewn|
I am a Marimekko fanatic. I especially love the Unikko pattern. I am decorating my kitchen in yellow and gray so how happy was I when I came across this fabric at the flagship store in NYC? I am using the smaller print for the valance and the medium-sized print for cafe curtains.
|Grommet practice on muslin|
I went through three ideas. First, I was going to make a pocket rod. However, the fabric is fairly stiff (even after washing) so it would be difficult to keep the curtains open. DH suggested ties to keep the curtains open, but I didn't like that idea. The next idea was clips, but that didn't look good, either. The frame of the bottom window showed above the curtain bar -- it looked messy! Finally, we decided on grommets. I thought grommets wouldn't look right, but they look great and they were fairly easy to install.
|I love this selvedge. I'm leaving it!|
After the figurin', cuttin' and pressin', I am going to sew the lining in. I am not cutting off the selvedge. I think it looks neat!
To sew the lining in, I'm following this tutorial I found online: http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2011/10/12/how-to-make-professional-lined-curtain-panels
Sew what else is going on this WIP Wednesday?