I know I promised you Fall recipes this week. And, I will get to that. I’ve been on a sewing binge, and I wanted to show you the beginning transformation before heading into the kitchen for baking and canning.
I made pinch-pleat drapery panels for our bedroom. I’ve left the current London Shades intact, because I don’t know how soon I’ll get to the new Roman Shades I plan to make. The tutorial for these panels will be posted soon (after Fall baking), so stay tuned.
I plan to use the shades for opening and closing – with a pull cord for hands-off the curtains, please, HH. I want you to see them closed. You might not ever see them closed again. Me, neither.
White curtain panels on a dusty farm – I must be crazy, right?
But, I saw a magazine bedroom picture that I fell in love with. I had to have those white pinch-pleat draperies. Our bedroom needs new curtains…the London shades are, I don’t know, sixteen years old maybe? They are sun-bleached and worn out. When you need window treatments, it’s OK to pick what you want, right?
And, this is what I wanted. The pictured draperies in the magazine were a different type of pleat. They called them pinch-pleats. That’s all. No other description. But, I know better.
That’s not just any old pinch-pleat panel. I Googled it…and at first found it called French pleats. Wow. French sounds nice. Sort of Fancy. Elegant, even.
Then, to my dismay, I found regular pinch-pleat panels also noted as French pleats. So, which are the French pleats, people? Can’t they get their story straight?
So, I asked Google again…and found it called a Euro pleat. A what? I’m not exactly a Euro kind of girl…I guess it sounds sort of fancy, though.
But, can’t I still call them French pleats? Because I like the sound of that. Don’t you? Maybe after I make the shades, everyone will forget what the panels are called. Maybe it doesn’t really matter what we call them. They can simply be…panels.
How I wish I could keep sewing. Today would be the perfect day…except I made you a promise. And, I try my best to keep promises. Besides, I’ll be glad later for the results of time in the kitchen, after I get back to the sewing…and I’m tired…and hungry.
The sooner I get started in the kitchen…the sooner I’ll finish…and the sewing binge can resume.
OK, I’m convinced…off to the kitchen….
Later additions: Here’s the tutorial for Euro Pleat Drapery Panels that you see in this post. The follow-up window treatment additions to the bedroom: New Bedroom Draperies – Phase Two (Hobbled Shades), and New Bedroom Draperies – Phase Three (Horizontal Pleat Valance).