dil·i·gence:careful and persistent work or effort

Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Sew simple

That was the difficulty level of the project to add these curtains to the side window in the breakfast room.
Back when I sewed the panels for the picture window, I purposely purchased extra fabric thinking I may use it for recovering seat cushions or some other project in the kitchen area.  Or maybe somewhere in another part of the house- I like the fabric that much.
But, I soon realized that even though I don't really need privacy in the breakfast room (dining in the nude is fairly uncommon around here), I wanted something to soften the harsh lines of the side window.
And, figured a simple cafe curtain hung using ring clips was just what I had in mind:  casual and simple.
Seriously guys, even if the last thing you sewed was the dinosaur pillow in 6th grade, you can sew a simple panel.  I promise.  And, if you can sew a simple panel, that means you can make long panels, valances, or cafe curtains by simply changing your dimensions.
Now I have come a ways with my sewing skills, which are still super basic, but I now even do the double fold thingy on hems, and I pay extra attention to making my hems substantial.  I feel like it makes the finished product look more professional.  (Notice I said more professional.  Haha.)
 And, if I ever do decide to dine in the buff, I can pull them shut.
But, I suspect most of the time, it'll look like this.
And, I love the way it all ties together.  Another one of those 'what took me so long?' projects.  :)



  1. Sew cute! However, some of us sewed the dinosaur head to the tail.

  2. It wasn't a dinosaur for me -- no, it was a banana split pillow... And thanks a lot for bringing back the memories of how embarassed I was because mine looked so bad!! (I hope Mom and Dad finally threw that thing away!)