This fabric has a History. A rather sad one in fact. Originally the yellow fabric was going to be used for my dressmaking course to make a dress I had designed and drafted. Alas, my inexperienced dye job went rather badly and I ended up with an inconsistent colour. I spent a rather horrendous amount of time and money trying to dye it to a more solid shade. It was not to be.
With some no little frustration and annoyance I put it to one side, determined at some future stage to use it and create something more positive out of it. Fast forward the clock. Before starting the outfit for my sister’s wedding I decided something simpler was in order as a quick break (I have just finished making the toile).
I decided to make the curtain I had originally envisaged. I went out and spent (yet more) money on additional supplies. Hooks, rings, blackout fabric (and because the fabric wasn’t long enough for the drop) contrasting fabric.
It then became more decorated as the days went by, I thought merely two colours were a little dull. So I decided when I get up I should always see the sun shining regardless of the day outside. Also when I go to sleep the moon will come out to watch over me…..
This has just worked as I had to create very narrow seam allowances (the width of the blackout was 1.38 meters, just the finished width I intended to have. I’ve overlocked all the insides to ensure nothing frays.
To give you an idea of how overdue this was, here’s what it has replaced…as you can see its horribly sun faded.