Growing up, my parents let me choose what color my room would be painted, and I love that about them! I love that I had creative license over my room. Josh and I started letting our kids do the same thing! Sweet Pea recently (okay a year ago) changed her room from pink (a color she now hates) to this ocean-y blue.
The green curtains that hung in her pink room no longer matched, so I started shopping around for curtains. I kept coming back to this idea….you are a sewist, why don’t you just sew the curtains! Time…that’s why. If I had all the time in the world I’d sew everything I could. But my time is limited and I definitely can’t sew everything! Sweet Pea’s room sat without curtains for an entire year while I sat indecisive, buy or sew, buy or sew!
Then Lauren from My Fabric Designs contacted me to see if I’d like to try out some of their fabric. I immediately thought of Sweet Pea’s naked windows and started shopping around. I knew the golden spots on this fabric would match her room her and add a little calm to her bright walls.
There are a variety of fabric types to choose at My Fabric Designs, but for these curtains I ordered the basic combed cotton. They are slightly see through, which is perfect for the airy look I wanted in Sweet Pea’s room!
I actually took a curtain making class over a decade a go, and I broke a few of the curtain rules I learned in that class, shhh, don’t tell my teacher! I needed to take a few shortcuts to save me on time!
If you want to see the drop cloth curtains I sewed for BUbba’s room, you can spot them here.
And if you’re curious about Sweet Pea’s quilt, that info is over here!