3 hours. That’s how long each of the four curtains in the nursery took to make. Apiece. After getting everything cut.
That’s a long time for this little momma, and a bit longer than expected. So, I hope our little man loves them. Because my poor pregnancy body was telling me I should have taken it a little slower. And my logic was telling me it probably would have been cheaper to purchase them. (Which is always a bit of a downer after spending all kinds of time on a project.)
But, with those little rays of sunshine, I am really happy the curtains are finished and thrilled with how they turned out. I especially love having the closet curtains, to hide the mess within.
A few notes, for those of you who are interested:
- The fabric is Dwell Studio Bella Porta Twilight (on sale right now at fabric.com for less than I paid). It’s definitely not inexpensive, but it’s a really nice fabric and a great pattern. I think it’s worth the added expense.
- I used ribbon tabs on the back of the curtain, which is a simple way to finish the curtains. (Find the tutorial at Welcome to Heardmont.)
- I lined the curtains with blackout liner. This is the first time I’ve lined curtains – it did take a little longer and they were a bit heavier to get through the sewing machine, but I think it will be worth it to have an extra dark room. It truly makes the room black when they are shut.
I think the fabric adds a nice pop to the room. Now, it’s just time to work on everything else on the list.
What do you think?