Once upon a time, I moved. This happened not-so-long ago.
My new place is a flat in an apartment building from the fifties. It's airy, bright, and very high. Being a relatively small girl, I feel tiny in the tall rooms.
Which, of course, is nice.
One thing that gave me a bit of a headache, along with the good old "how do people reach the top shelf" -dilemma, was curtains. The windows are tall, and my curtains were nearly a foot too short.
To fix the issue, I added length to them.
I started with a set of light, orange curtains. I had three pieces: two to go on each side of a window, and a long valance. As I didn't need the valance, I sacrificed it.
I cut two pieces of fabric, one for each curtain, and sewed them under the original material. This way, I gained a layered look without an eye-sore-seam.
I used a french seam for the curtains to get a tidy finish.
To add some... well, black, I chose to fully hide the seam with satin ribbon. I pinned it on...
... and top stitched it on both edges for a finished look.
As a finishing touch, I added a bow from the black ribbon.
The curtains turned out really cute, but managing a full photo of them is a bit impossible due to lighting.
Altering curtains is an easy way to add personality to home decor. Have you done it? I'd love to see your projects!
Until next time.