I don't sew home dec. Nothing about it appeals to me. However, when I need curtains, I find a few inspirational photos, save them and proceed to try and make curtains. This post is about my curtain journey for my new apartment.
Honestly, I'm not going to make all of the curtains for my apartment. I've already purchased some floral sheers from Walmart for my bedroom. I just hate most kitchen curtains in the stores and online. They're cutesy and frilly and that's just not me. I like clean functional designs.
I really wanted a dark blue & white gingham to make kitchen curtains. I thought I had some in my fabric collection and I did...but it was scraps. Enough for accents but not enough for curtains. So I did the unthinkable I broke down and went to Walmart...thinking they would have a very basic blue & white gingham. Well no, no they did not. And the experience of purchasing from them was so horrible that I don't know how y'all do it!
I did purchase a yard of a bluish/grey gingham but once I got it home, it looked dull up at the window. Because I was unsure about the bluish/grey fabric I also bought a brighter striped shades of blue fabric. That's what I used to make the curtains presently hanging in the kitchen window. In all honesty though, I don't like them either. However, I do like that the window looks finished so I will leave them for now while I figure out what I want to do.
While in Walmart, I picked up a few other things. One of them was a shower curtain that I thought cut up would make an excellent bathroom curtain.
This one I like much so much better! I love the gradient stripes of blue and it works for me pulled to one side. I purchased a navy blue bath mat and some navy blue towels to finish the look off.
The Living and Dining Rooms still need curtains and furniture. My Dining Room is basically a storage space for leftover fabric bins and other things I don't know where to put yet. While I'm taking my Mom's dining room set when she moves, it will be months before that happens. Even though I know what style of curtains I want for the Dining Room, I will probably make them once the furniture arrives.
The Living Room is still waiting on furniture to be delivered...and I really miss a couch! I have blinds in the living room so curtains aren't a necessity at the moment. This is where I have no idea what I want and will take my time to decide on what to do here.
Now that the Sewing Loft is done...the itch to sew is back with a vengence. Last weekend I cut out a Dover Maxidress.
That's what's cut out and waiting for me to work on during this three day weekend...hopefully I will get some pictures next weekend to finally have a new garment to share here!
I'm seriously ready to sew garments! *LOL*
...as always more later!