actually who is designing the wedding dress for Kate.?
. i loved wedding dresses when i was younger and constantly was drawing them.. perhaps they want to have a look back over my designs.. puff sleeves and rose buds featured heavily on my designs then!!!
anyway were was i .. oh yes .. i was asked by a friend to make for her kitchen windows blinds, which would be similar to the one i made in my kitchen..
which is fine when you are making for yourself.. i can live with wonky edges and diagonal hems.. but when its for someone else you do actually have to make a bit more of an effort don't you!!
so i took myself round to mumsys at the weekend and made a start under her watchful eye!!
i was using this pretty Clarke and Clarke fabric that was bought from eBay..
my kitchen blind is made up of two different types of fabrics but because this already had the spot background i just doubled up this fabric as i think it would have looked to fussy!
it was a bit slow going at first, made a few mistakes like sewing the two pieces all the way round and then realised because i had sewed it on the inside there was no way of turning it inside out!!..
but got there in the end, its been so long since Ive made anything that i felt all over the place and because i was making it for someone else i think the pressure got to me!..
i had to sew one part again as all the writing on the end hem was showing..silly little things like that but like i say we got there in the end!
so i made two .. one that is 120cms wide and one that is 90cms wide
here is the 90cms one .. it is bigger than my window but its just for an idea really ..
i added some white ribbon to hold it in place.. and the hubby cut two pieces of beading to weight the blind down as well..
here's both of them on my bed.. just have to give them an iron as they have become a bit creased!
so i feel so much better since Ive made them.. Ive realised the right way to do them and think i will feel much more confident about making them again...