Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pinch Pleats and Shaped Valances


These pinch pleats look great, but they were a lot of work.  Each pinch pleated treatment is four widths of fabric.  I planned this design so that all the same flowers are in the same spot in all four treatments in the room.  I love them on the wooden rod.
I made this shaped valance double sided so you could see it when the door is open or closed.  I made it to match the valance on the side window with a little header.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Vintage wedding dress



Last friday I went to my first estate sale and bought the most beautiful vintage wedding dress. It's so simple so elagant.  I can't decide if I should keep it or resell it. It has a long line of fabric covered buttons up the back. Lace collar, lace at the bottom and sleeves. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.