When we moved into this home, it was beautiful but outdated. I have always sewn the drapes for every home we lived in so why not this home.
But the window in the living room was 17 foot long. How do you sew custom made drapes for a 17 foot window? Very carefully.
First, I covered the cornice board.
Then I went and threw myself on the lady in the drapery fabric store and asked for all the knowledge she was willing to give me. Next I bought pinch pleat drapery tape. NOW WE ARE TALKING. This tape is the greatest thing ever invented. If you sew the fabric to the correct width, the tape will guide you into making the pinches for the pleats.
This picture is a terrible picture but it gives you the full effect.
These drapes took exactly two days to make.
I think they look nice with the rest of the room.
And I think they go well with the dining room.
Of course, I cheated it was the coordinating fabric to the dining room drapes I made.