Friday, June 5, 2009

Draperies By David For A Home In Rancho Palos Verdes Estates

Pictured above and below are just some of the 24 drapery panels I made for two very good friends of mine in Rancho Palos Verdes Estates, California. As you can see, they have an incredible view, especially with the cliffs situated right across the street from them! This was an enormous undertaking, from the planning and measuring and waiting for fabrics and trims to arrive. I basically hauled my sewing gear and stayed with them for several days at a time until the project was finished. With my own guest room, a huge kitchen, a pool & a hot tub, it was rough.

Each panel included an inside stripe in poly that faced out to the sun, a white cotton liner, and a front facing stripe in silk. I then had to sew a 2" flange in solid faille on the inside of each panel, followed by a wood tassel trim down the inside and a fringe along the bottom of each panel. I then pleated each and every panel, and fitted each pleat with a drapery hook to hang from the rods.

I often look back at some of my larger projects and shake my head in disbelief at the amount of time and energy I've spent and was still able to complete/survive each one. Looking at these photos takes me right back to the literally hundreds of yards of fabrics and trims that I had to measure, cut & sew. Like my big shell project, all I find myself saying to myself is "
yikes!" and "wow!"

1 comment:

  1. Yikes and wow indeed! There's something about a really big project - once it's done it's a little hard to remember it all.