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Curtains finished

BrendaP

Curtains finished
« on: October 28, 2017, 00:22:01 AM »
I've finally finished sewing the curtains for my new study/craft room.

It's the first time I've done goblet pleats, it blunted the needle but the 201 managed 6 layers of fabric, 2 layers of lining and 2 layers of buckram  :vintage:  though she did need a few helping pushes on the fly wheel to get started.

So new curtains to match DD's finds of a lampshade, (for which I have just ordered a floor lamp base) three cushion covers and a small blind from which I've made a wase paper bin cover which she had under her worktable for four years!

We still have the gas meter and boiler to box in and the skirting boards to paint before the flooring arrives in two weeks time, but it's getting there. 0_0
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Holly Berry

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 09:56:14 AM »
Looking good. Will make your sewing room so bright and cheerful.

I’ve not done goblet pleats, but have always admired the look.
Procrastination get behind me 

Ploshkin

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 21:44:11 PM »
Those pleats make the curtains hang beautifully Brenda.  I've only ever gathered curtain tops, I've never had windows that warrant anything special apart from my French windows but the curtain fabric was horribly expensive so I just went with the bare minimum for the width as they are rarely closed.
Life's too short for ironing.

Bodgeitandscarper

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 11:35:01 AM »
Very fancy pleats, well done.  I have to ask though (as I'm so nosy!) what is that on your wall in the first pic?

CarolC

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 11:54:37 AM »
Gosh those are beautiful!! Lovely fabric and such nice pleats. You'll really enjoy having them in the room.

BrendaP

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2017, 15:16:03 PM »
Very fancy pleats, well done.  I have to ask though (as I'm so nosy!) what is that on your wall in the first pic?

The new RCD Fuse box - and you can also see the tops of two step ladders.

It's a garage conversion which means that the fuse box, the gas meter and the boiler, all of which were located in the old garage have to remain in-situ, the electric meter is on the outside wall behind the fuse box.  Terry is still working on boxing in the gas meter, fitting a radiator and sorting out a cupboard to hide the boiler.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Sewbee

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2017, 15:20:25 PM »
I've finally finished sewing the curtains for my new study/craft room.

It's the first time I've done goblet pleats, it blunted the needle but the 201 managed 6 layers of fabric, 2 layers of lining and 2 layers of buckram  :vintage:  though she did need a few helping pushes on the fly wheel to get started.

So new curtains to match DD's finds of a lampshade, (for which I have just ordered a floor lamp base) three cushion covers and a small blind from which I've made a wase paper bin cover which she had under her worktable for four years!

We still have the gas meter and boiler to box in and the skirting boards to paint before the flooring arrives in two weeks time, but it's getting there. 0_0

Those curtains are lovely. I've never heard of goblin pleats. I need to Google them to see how difficult they are. I need to make curtains for my sewing room and have decided against making eyelet curtains.

Iminei

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2017, 18:32:26 PM »
I've never heard of goblin pleats

Goblet pleats !!!
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again

Lowena

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 18:43:33 PM »
Lovely curtains Brenda  <3
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Sewbee

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2017, 19:24:12 PM »
I've never heard of goblin pleats

Goblet pleats !!!

Ha ha!! Thanks, Imi  :D

BrendaP

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2017, 22:07:43 PM »
I've never heard of goblin pleats

Goblet pleats !!!

So called because they are shaped like  :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Sewingsue

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2017, 07:32:32 AM »
Lovely curtains, BrendaP.
Thanks, Bodge, I wondered about the thing on the wall as well.
Bernina Aurora 440QE, Brother BC-2500, Singer 99K (1938), Silver Viscount 620D overlocker.

Surest1tch

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #12 on: October 31, 2017, 22:21:26 PM »
They are gorgeous, so bright and cheerful and beautifully made 👍

BrendaP

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #13 on: October 31, 2017, 22:44:48 PM »
Thank you.  They were looked at critically by the expert yeaterday - and I think she approved ;)
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Puzzler

Re: Curtains finished
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2017, 20:38:56 PM »
What great fabric. I'm generally not a floral person but I really like the splodgy, watercolour florals.