I don’t sew.
I think you should know that.
It’s not that I don’t want to…
I just happen to be terrible at it.
So when I got the idea to make our living room curtains, I was pretty much shaking in my slippers. Because let’s be honest…I was totally in my pjs when I schemed this up.
Then I made these.
We wanted something unique to dress up our living room windows but with a lot of crazy pillows, a bright rug, and eventually a pretty colorful coffee table…we needed something pretty and neutral.
I have been loving the big stripes on our living room wall so I had the genius idea to mirror them on the windows with some burlap & lace.
Once I got to the fabric store, I was paralyzed in fear looking at the two fabrics and wondering how I was going to pull this off. I talked to the poor associates until they made up fake emergencies to escape, then I decided against burlap and against sewing. I chose a gorgeous natural looking fabric than would be easier to work with and bought all of the “iron on” adhesives I could carry.
Once I got home I started all of my measurements to make sure my lines would perfectly mirror the lines on the wall. Then I dove right in.
Y’all I was so excited when I finished that first panel.
I made curtains.
I hung it up to make sure the hem tape wouldn’t crumble under pressure.
Then I excitedly ironed the heck out of two more panels.
For the lace I sprayed the aerosol adhesive and ironed it on using wax paper.
Easy as buying a Honey Baked Ham for Christmas.
Then I threw those bad boys up.
In an effort to keep it real with you all, I am showing you how completely crooked those stripes are. I added the blue panels to try and break them up so that maybe you wouldn’t notice the sideways-ness…but who am I trying to fool.
It is a big fat fail.
On the bright side the lace look so incredibly pretty during the day with the sun shining through.
From certain angles it is less noticeable.
I do think that I could salvage them by pulling off the lace and trying them again, but I am being lazy and seeing how much they bother me for now.
Do you think I could ever get the lace completely even?
Should I try a “do-over”?
Or am I making up the crookedness…ha!
Any other creative suggestions….I’m down.