Saturday, July 23, 2016

Faux Roman Shades

So another Saturday and another project. Hubby is outside working and I'm inside sewing new window treatments for our kitchen. It has taken me awhile to decide what I wanted, and now that I've decided I have to move on the idea before I change my mind!

I like the look of Roman Shades when they are folded up ...

This is an example I found on the web.
... but not so much when they are down covering a window.

I was going to follow directions I found on Pinterest to make Roman shades, but realizing I would never pull the shades down, I thought why go through all the bother. So I decided to make a valance that looked like a Roman shade; or something like a Roman Shade. 

I am still not decided if I really like it as much as I thought I would. However, it took me all week to like the box valance we made last week for the patio door. It just takes me awhile to be objective and less judgmental of my work.

One thing I do wish is that I made it long enough to have a third fold! Hubby and I both did the measuring and we both THOUGHT we calculated for a third fold, but as you can see there are only two folds. I thought of faking a third fold with the fabric left at the bottom, but you'd see the "fake" from the outside and goodness knows we can't have that!!  

Next, I need to make a matching valance for the window over the sink, but I think it will have to wait until tomorrow or one evening during the week. In the meantime; I have mismatched windows! 

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