She lives abroad on an island where there is not much choice in curtains so she asked me to make some for her. She forwarded on the fabric she chose for her curtains and arranged to collect them when she next visited the UK. She has constant sun where she lives so I told her it was a must to have blackout lining on the curtains, which she agreed.
I have made many curtains for my own home but never for anyone else so I was a little apprehensive! This time I made sure that I was cutting everything correctly and pinning and sewing more accurately than I normally do for myself.
She originally only had some blinds at the window which didn't block the light out at all. She had a small valance at the window so she decided to buy fabric with a matching colour which was a 'wine' colour. Below is a photograph of the original window feature.
When my sister returned to her home she took these photos of her new curtains and immediately emailed me them. She guessed I might want to show them on my blog, she guessed right! Below is another photograph of the curtains with them opened this time.
She had sent me plenty of fabric for these curtains which meant I had plenty remaining, so I also made her a couple of cushion covers too! Below is the photograph of the matching cushion covers.
I just had to share a photo of my gorgeous niece who is the one these curtains were really made for, isn't she just adorable, its such a shame they live so far away, thank goodness for skype and the internet!
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