Saturday, January 2, 2010

BALL GOWN DRAPES




Let me start out by stating the obvious, I am NOT a professional seamstress.  Anything you see me sew, I have taught myself how.  I don't use patterns when sewing for my home, so it will be mostly simple lines with a few tricks thrown in.

When planning how to decorate My Oldest Daughter's room one of my biggest goals was to make it a room she wouldn't easily grow out of and one that took advantage of the chance to still be very girly.







So we stuck with very classic fabrics (to give it staying power) and added girly touches in the design.  I love the fullness of the bottom fabric, I think it has the look of a ball gown.  The beading on the fringe adds a touch of grown up elegance.



These were actually very simple to make, all straight line sewing.  If anyone is interested I can do a step by step tutorial, just let me know.





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31 comments:

Jen R. said...

I love the fabrics! They look great!

Kelly Howard said...

This is awesome! I have plans to do something similar in a more masculine way and you've made me ITCH to get started!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Very nice. Maybe I could attempt them. I love the fabric choices you made.
(and the guitar in the background is so sweet!)

~Amy

design_aholic said...

How pretty! Love the shimmer on the bottom fabric. I'm about to make curtains myself, but have to teach myself how to use the sewing machine first! Eeek!

http://design-aholic.blogspot.com/2009/12/orange-crush.html

this blessed nest said...

well, hello cha cha!

let's see where should i begin...love the drapes. i love what you are calling them even more! you must be a great sewer, because they look really good.
now for the rest of my comment...if you only knew my history with the word "CHA CHA"!!! one of my dearest friends from sooooo long ago, we used to call each other cha cha. we were the best. back then we were single, lived in the same apt building, and i swear we would have decorating parties or DIY crafts several nights of the week together. if you only knew, what we could get ourselves into!!! years have past. she moved to a different part of the country, we don't talk as much as we should. i hold the name, "CHA CHA" very near & dear to my heart! i have such wonderful memories of she & i together. thanks for allowing me to smile & remember them with your name.

happy new year!
kellie
aka, cha cha :)

Terry said...

What a beautiful job you did on your drapes. I really have trouble sewing drapes and unlike you, I need a pattern for everything I do...even the apron I am giving away on my acid reflux blog.
http://copingwithacidrefluxandulcers.blogspot.com/

Happy New Year!! Terry

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Cha Cha,
Send me an email to lou0728@yahoo.com, and I'll send you an invite to the girls' blogs...I will warn you that I documented every.little.step along the way....They are special stories though.
I would also be happy to talk with you or answer any questions I can. Let me know....
hugs,
Loulou

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love these! The fabrics are great and I love the touch of the trim you added, too!

Barbara Jean said...

These are great!!

Can't wait to see more of your blog

thanks for coming by.
Did you get yourself signed up for the giveaway at SNS?

blessings

barbara jean

Suzanne said...

Love this window treatment. The two fabrics together are awesome and I love the fringe!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love how they are full at the bottom. Gorgeous!!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

Beautiful! I'm not sure that just anyone could sew these. I adore the classic fabrics!!

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

These are just beautiful!! I love the fabrics you chose and the extra touches you added!! Gorgeous as always. : )

susan said...

You don't give yourself enough credit!! Even straight line sewing is a challenge for some of us! These drapes will be great forever and your daughter will not outgrow them...classics and beautiful! Love the trim!

Michael Lee West said...

Your draperies are gorgeous. I love the details and the graceful sweet. You did a GREAT job!

Nancy said...

They are so pretty!!!

Nancy

The Little Red Shop said...

They are very pretty! Great job!

: )

Julie M.

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

You did one fab job on those drapes. My mother was a seamstress of unbelievable alent. I inherited not one ounce of that talent, but I can manage enough of a straight line to get a few projects completed. So, I appreciate your "challenges." These turned out great, and I love the choices of fabrics. I am a fabric nut! Thanks for sharing your project.

Allison Shops said...

You did a nice job on the drapes. I can't sew well either - straight lines and hand hemming are my specialties. My mother bought me a Singer when I had my first daughter, thinking I would learn to sew and make her dresses. I bet your daughter will enjoy her new curtains.

Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Very pretty!
Linda

Sherry said...

Love the fabrics you choose to use!

Angie @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

I like how you mixed those two different fabrics! Fantastic job!!

Jess said...

Great job! They look fantastic!

The Harris Family said...

So Pretty! I love them
-Crystal

Elisa said...

I love them. I love the fabric and the tassles.

Merrie said...

Very nice! And patterns are highly overrated ;D
They frustrate me and never turn out like the vision in my head does, where as when you wing it- things tend to turn into a creation you can be proud of. Love your idea!

Stephanie Lynn said...

These turned out fabulous! I love the details and the fabric is gorgeous! Great job on these.

Katie said...

Cute I love the blue and the tassel.

Kileen said...

Those fabrics are beautiful as are the drapes themselves! I like the trim detail, very pretty! Thanks for sharing!

The Persimmon Perch said...

That is great. I have a bare window in my bedroom and I wish you would do mine too. I can't seem to make it a priority right now. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

TaraRose said...

Hi, I just found your blog tonight and am really enjoying reading your posts. I would love a pattern for your curtains. It is getting about that time that my soon to be 8yo is wanting to do some bigger girl changes to her room. I love your fabric combination!

Tara ~ trose@kennesaw.edu
therapy4roses.blogspot.com

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