This Wednesday finds me using my kitchen table as my workdesk to cut up 90 yards of fabric into the 66 pieces needed for 11 sets of curtains for my church.
You can’t see it here, but I have the curtain and lining fabric rolls feeding off a couple kitchen chairs at the end of the table. When I need more fabric I just grab a bit from each side and pull. (Yes, I’m sure I’ll be exhausted by the end of the day!)
The piles on the floor and windowsill are the offcuts. The piece on the table is for one of the swags. It will be pleated along those jaggy edges, making the pretty drape.
This is the pattern I’m using. It’s quite classy & elegant, I think. It may appear complicated, but the shapes are simple; it’s the pleats that give the drapey look.
In case you wondered what 90 yards of fabric looks like, the two bolts on the ends are each 45 yards. The one in the middle is 20 yards for the sheers which will go underneath.
This is the fabric we choose, btw, it’s from Greenhouse fabrics and has a lovely shantung look in the background. Now that the cutting is done, I’m excited to get them sewn and see how they look hung up!
Wondering why I posted a photo of my messy work table? Then you need to get acquainted with the phenomenon that is What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday. It’s a weekly blog hop where we all get a peek into the creative inner workings of folks from all over. Julia is our hostess and you can find all the details over at her place.