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More than two months in the making, yay! Bought the fabric in mid-March, with my Singer fell on a tantrum one night when I had the adrenalin to sew. Waiting for the machine to be repaired which took at least a month! Then, there are other stuffs which needed my attention, sewing became a cure for my looming insomnia^_^
By far, this has been the hardest fabric I sewed on. At $3/yard for the main fabric which is a combination of blue/gray for the inner drape, and, old rose/gold for the outer drapes. With dainty flowers as the overall fabric design.
The VALENCE, I hate to admit, were beyond my sewing power. I hire somebody professional enough to sew exactly what’s on my mind. I can’t do swags, I can’t sew layering. She added pink sheer swags to complement the old rose of the longer drapes.
Sewing in straight lines like these long drapes were easy-peasy ^_^. The golden yellow sheer was a pain-in-the-ass piece to sew, too. It’s soft and very thin fabric makes my needle do jump-stitches. Broke two needles before I had finished the hems. Whew!
So, there, finally hanging in the receiving area. New look, perhaps. Hubby didn’t approve the yellow sheer at first, he said it didn’t jibe with the other furnishings in the area. EXACTLY! I’d like to tone down the dark browns of the couch.
We have too many browns around the house. It’s getting darker. Need other colors that would complement the dominant color.
This frame needed simpler drape treatment, I skipped the swags…
Long drapes finishes off this window/door tucked at the center to add drama…
There’s few yards of fabric left…for two more windows…when shall be the time…not sure yet
This is me in 1986, I was in high school then when I had Dressmaking as a subject (Practical Arts). As a requirement for graduation, we were tasked to finished a dress (we need to choose from casual dress, evening dress or sports wear) and wear it on our school’s fashion show.
When the dressmaking subject started, I abhor it, besides the fact that I couldn’t make the sewing machine run, pattern making is one laborious task for me to do. But painstakingly, I did both, or else, our teacher would give me a failing mark on the said subject. Mom will be furious. She was looking forward for my high school graduation.
Sorry that I haven’t had photos for that fashion shoot. I sewed a pair of shorts and a blouse. I would love to do a gown, but satin fabrics were costly. I do have this shot of bridesmaid’s gown I sewed for my niece back in 1991. As you can see, it looks like it fits me, but, zipper’s at the back was unzipped. I just like to have it fitted on me for photo opps ^_^.
I was very thankful that I have learned how to sew. I have made quite few items for my kids, saving me more, because RTW’s cost much. When the kids grew up, and thus, prices for fabrics/textiles soared up, too. I have since stopped sewing things for them, except for PJ’s which I periodically made including some for nephews and nieces…
Here, in our house, I have done simple curtains, pillowcases, sheered bed covers. This is my latest project, again, a salvaged curtain. I have no budget for expensive fabrics. I would just buy whatever’s cheaper and something that I would mix and match for the window.
But, yesterday, me and my SIL went bargain hunting and luckily I did find some to my liking. This fabric was on sale for $3/yard. I instantly fell in love with the pattern and the contrasting colors of old rose, gold and gray. Can’t wait for my sewing machine up and running…
But, but…when shall it be? When blogging always gets in the way ^_^. More hands, please…or more time???
I am excited to start the curtains. Have already oiled my mom’s old sewing machine…have transferred this machine to my place since mom passed away…
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