Whew! It’s been a week, these last three days! Have you ever had that happen?
Like…when you return home from eight days out of town for Spring Break…and everything is…well, broken!? I didn’t need that kind of
brake break! Our computers were all wacky, and it took forever to connect, and it would “time out” before loading a page. And…well, HH has worked and worked and worked to get it fixed…and now…it is at least better.
Thank you, HH!! You are my hero!
Maybe this post about goblet pleated panels won’t take two entire days to pull together, like the last one for the Pinch-Pleat Drapery Panels – Tutorial. (Quick prayer, y’all.)
Goblet pleats are my favorite, because they are shaped like a goblet. You know, the fancy ones you may have in your China cabinet but rarely use. What a shame, too. They are pretty, and special, and beautiful.
You might remember that it took three different posts to get us ready for pinch-pleated panels, and this post is a continuation of pinch-pleats. We need no more sewing, I promise – just a little shaping of the pleats, y’all.
I know you are probably sick of all this panel stuff. But, I must continue in the process so everyone will know all the choices available. Here are all four links you need for making these goblet pleat panels, and then I’ll finish up by sharing a simple trick.
There. I apologize for all the links, but it’s necessary for the readers who want to follow them. Now for the fun part. Toward the end of the process of making pinch-pleat panels, before the ironing part, stop! Don’t press those pleats, please.
At this point, you want to get your hands inside those pleats and open them up, smooth them and round them at the upper edge.
Push them open a little just above the pleat seam. As a typical DIY-er, I have a handy tip to share, something to use for your goblets. It’s empty toilet paper rolls, y’all, cut in half and stuffed inside those goblet pleats to keep their shape. Shh! It’s our little secret…others need not know about that – or how easy this goblet pleat detail is. They look time-consuming, and fancy, especially in fancy fabrics.
I shared with you already the purpose for these panels – our community/high-school play this weekend. Some extremely talented people (wink – Spunky Daughter is one) will give us The Sound of Music production on stage. Of course, they needed some curtains, along with the costumes to match to be the seven children’s play clothes that Maria made from the curtains.
I short-cut the costumes, y’all, ’cause you know I don’t make clothing. Hate it, even. Tried to solicit a little help in that department, but that fell through. (Why is everyone sick with colds and flu and stuff?)
I’m saying another little prayer, because dress rehearsal is tomorrow night, and I’m not sure any of those kids (besides my SD) have tried their costumes on yet. They are not exactly like the real thing, you should know. I was NOT making boys’ shorts with bib attached – too time-consuming, and girlie-looking.
I promise to share some pictures later, so you can see those panels “in action”. 🙂 That’s been the fun part for me – the panels. It also gave me an opportunity to share with you all about panels, the process of putting them together, and the different options you can choose.
I’m sorry at this point that I didn’t get those goblets perfectly rounded with the “rolls” inside to show you the totally finished look. I had to get those babies pressed and off to the set as soon as possible, y’all.
Saturday will be a really fun night, and I can’t wait to see it all come together. My part was the itty-bitty behind-the-scenes stuff. The performers had lots and lots of lines to learn, and they have to sing…on stage! Now, that’s bravery.
Thank you for visiting today through all my ranting about life in The Land of Making Do.
Oh, I almost forgot! I have one more link to share. The fabric for these panels, which some readers have commented they like, came from a semi-local (nothing is really local in this far-away place) decorator fabric store called PHI Fabric Warehouse. They would love for you to click on their name and pay them a visit. I would, too, ’cause they are lovely people, Southerners with a smile and a “May I help you, Darlin’?” I’m partial to those folks. 😉
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