Was at my parent’s house this weekend, taking care of mom. Couldn’t really leave her, so sewing seemed like a good project…set up the machine near her couch, laid out the fabric and pattern on the dining room table, and turned on the TiVo.
I’m pretty happy with where things are. The pattern was designed for a larger and longer window, so I had to size things a bit differently…and I’m a bit nervous still about where the pleats are going to fall…but I’m optimistic.
So, I cut the patterned fabric and the plain lining, sewed those, ironed, turned right side out, ironed again, laid out the dowel tubes, sewed those, and sewed at least one of the slat tubes. Which might end up being dowel tubes, if I can’t find slats the right size. The next several steps are things like making the valence and getting the hardware setup…things I need a bit of help from dad one (since he has 1×2s, or can make them, much neater than I can).
It was nice to actually get something done on the house, considering how things are going these days and that I’m spending so much time away from home.