Patchwork Gypsy Curtains9:01 am
So this week for The Sew Off the theme was Home Decor.
Guys, home decor is so hard for me! I wanted to glue & spraypaint things, but then I realised it was the 'sew' off and all those ideas were swept to the side.
So I was thinking, things to sew. I came up with cushion covers, a cover for the couch or curtains. I went with curtains.
The striped fabric I used was originally for Vincent's Submarine Pullover, but it took a very long time for it to get from the Philippines to Australia. I still wanted to do a pullover in this fabric, but Tim was like CURTAIN THAT. I guess he wanted to look at it a lot, and also the apricot Venetian blinds we had were just... no.
I cut up that fabric, plus a pile of fabrics in my scrap box that didn't really match but I wanted to use them anyway. I cut out rectangles, not all of them the same length, and sewed them in long strips, before sewing them together.
It's a tiny piece of blue voile that is from the original Rainbow Dash Dress by my love Kat of Sew Chibi. Unfortunately she didn't make it through the kids clothing round of the Sew Off, which shocked me majorly! Onwards & Upwards though. Check out the home decor piece she made this week. Puts my curtains to shame!
|Yep, used a scrap from a button up shirt...|
Do you know how hard it is to take photos of curtains? It's so boring! I was just lamenting to ol' Katsykins that they're not like kids. Curtains just HANG THERE. Looking back I probably could have styled the table a bit, but hey, I cleared it off and wiped it alright? Anyway, whether this home decor-y enough or not, it was a much needed facelift to this window!
|My pathetic attempt at making the curtains look EXCITING. Different angles yo!|