You know how you just stop noticing your familiar, everyday house? And after a while something prompts you to look at it, and good grief, you can't believe you live with such unfinished trim, faded curtains, and old paint (I'm describing areas of my house)? Well, my husband has gently suggested that nothing is stopping me from sewing the living room drapes.
So I looked at all the curtains in my house and promptly invented a new curtain to replace the dingy, amateurish one in the bathroom. Five years ago, my mom gave me her old Singer and the first thing I made was a kind of curtain-shade for our newly renovated bathroom. Now, a few years later, I have a dandy Bernina and a lot more sewing skills.
To make a thick curtain, I sandwiched the old curtain between the creamsicle fabric and a piece of an old white sheet. The rod pocket, on the back, is a strip of blue and grey patchwork left from this comforter.
Sometimes the new curtain is tied up with blue ribbons, to match the pale blue-grey walls. But golly, my serene bathroom needed that punch of creamsicle orange.
Now I guess I have to sew living room drapes.