Monday, February 13, 2012

Weekend Snapshots: Bedroom Curtains & Memphis

I finished the fourth panel of our bedroom curtains this weekend. Yea!!  A sewing project finished.  I first posted about this chic Dwell Studio for Robert Allen at Calico Corners fabric in August.  Click here to read.  My Instagram pictures make my walls and the fabric look somewhat yellow, but everything is actually white.  I'll post complete bedroom pictures in another week or so after a painting project is complete.

I probably ordered the fabric in September and got it shipped to me a few weeks later.  I made the first two panels fairly quickly for the window looking out to our backyard (picture bottom, right).  Those were needed quickly to block out sunlight.  Then the holidays took over my time and I finished panel three in January & four in February (picture top, left).  The last two weren't as important as they just cover a set of double doors leading to this weird room we can't figure out what to do with.  It's really just wasted space in our small house.  I used a new technique sewing these curtains from anything I've done before.  I used an inverted box pleat (as seen on the close-up picture, top right) to add dimension and fullness, but still a tailored and modern look.  I'm really happy with the outcome.

One of my goals for 2012 is to finish the project started before working on another.  I have Project ADHD (if that were a condition).  Since ordering this fabric I've also hand sewn valances for our living room (one still has to be hemmed, imagine that), sewn several pillows for the sofa and chairs, I am half finished hand-piecing a quilt, and installed window hardware for the dressing curtains, which I will be working on next.  I drive my own self crazy with how I complete projects, but I'm working on streamlining.

On a separate note, we saw Memphis the musical on Friday night and it was sooooo good.  It won the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical.  I would recommend anyone see it that enjoys live productions.  There was plenty of dancing, upbeat music, and several comical parts.


A few pictures from the website:

Felicia Boswell is the touring actress for Felicia Cover, the lead role, and boy, is she good.

Go see it!


caitlinG said...

I would love to see Memphis, but I doubt that will be coming anywhere near here. good job on the curtains! You are so lucky to be able to create things! Can't wait to see what you are going to do with the nursery!

B.o.B. said...

so i basically have no idea what you are talking about when you talk about sewing. lol! i'm just "sew" impressed with what you can do. (get it? sew impressed? ugh. sorry. can't resist sometimes.)

Kathy said...

Memphis sounds cool and fun! xoxo

Mandy said...

Love the curtains! Can't wait to see the completed bedroom post. I have severe project ADD right now as well. I need to start finishing them before I start a new one.

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