Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Sewing is Fun

This is what I keep telling myself! It's my new mantra. I would say that I'm an intermediate seamstress. My mom was an amazing seamstress (made her own wedding dress) and I learned some from her. Mostly, I just learn as I go. I have two huge sewing projects for the fall. My bedroom curtains (three valances and six panels), BabyGirl's curtains (two valances and four panels) as well as her bedspread, pillows and a small tablecloth for her bedside table. Normally, I'm not a procrastinator but I'm dreading all of these!!!
I think I've chosen the valances I will use. For my room I am using this fabric.

I'm pretty sure I'll do this pattern for the valances. (assuming I can find someone to make the cornice frames) Did I just hear my Father in Law volunteer?

BabyGirl's room is a different animal entirely. I'm no longer worried about how much I spent on her bedding because it doesn't match and I have to return it anyway! I think I've accepted the fact that I'm just going to have to make something myself.
This is the fabric for her room.

It's super cute but I've had a hard time matching colors and I have not yet found a coordinating fabric. Here's what I think I'm going to do for her valances.

I'm thinking I'll do an ivory pom pom trim for everything in her room. Any ideas for a coordinating fabric?

So, if you're a friend of mine and you don't see me for a few months, now you know why! Come by and visit me in my sewing cave!


magnolia mama said...

You must be pretty good at sewing if you're even attempting those window coverings. I am so impressed.

I have a machine but have never learned to use it. I need to sign up for a class.

The 5 Bickies said...

Wow... I can't wait to see the finished product. They are sure to be beautiful. I love the idea of the pom poms and can see that fabric complemented with a really small mini check in green, lt khaki, and pink. I'll let you know if I find one!

Happy Homemaker said...

Good luck with that! Only kidding... just jealous 'cause I can't do it.

I like the idea of a mini check or a little polka dot coordinating fabric.

The 5 Bickies said...

Look at the great polka dot fabric in this bloggers hand's under "Favorite P's Meme" at http://ajourneytoourdaughter.blogspot.com/. It might work for you!