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Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Taking Another Step...
I prefer doing it while pleating. That way, I am sure that they are covered by the fabric.
They did pretty well, considering that I did it after the fact.
I also put three strips of stabilizing fabric along the width of the pleats to keep them from spreading. You can use ribbon if you don't have enough fabric. I just put a line of glue down the middle and lay it across the pleats.
I will go back with a straight pin and go over all of the holes that I poked in the fabric to straighten the threads. That way, non of the pin holes will show.
Here are the jabots that will go on either side of the curtains. Again, I cut them about twice the width of the size that I needed and a little longer.
If the top edges were going to show, I would turn them under.
I think that I am going to cover the tops with swags.
The pattern in the picture is not to scale. It was just to show you that, if you have a fabric that looks the same upside down, you can get away with this kind of cut. It is a 45 degree angle.
For the jabots, I used Wonder Under. That's the fabric stick-um that comes in sheets and you just sandwich it between two pieces of fabric and iron them to stick them together. You can get it at any fabric or quilt shop.
I simply cut the jabots out and started at the outer edge, pinning as I went. They are the same width as the curtains with a bit of extra to wrap around the outer edge of the curtain. The raw edges of the pleats will be covered with trim. It is not necessarily needed. With the Wonder Under, it seals the edges and makes them so that they don't ravel.
Anyway, that's as far as I am going today. I have to go to Wednesday Witches later, so I probably won't get much more done...
Back to work.
See you tomorrow.