pretty sunroom was all windows. The client was working on a nautical theme,
but needed some coverage on the windows.
fabricated these roman shades with scalloped valances over.
important design element in this treatment was to line up the vertical
lines of the plaid between the valance and shade.
The door has a valance
only. It's scallops are proportioned to the size of the door. Even though
it is smaller and not hung at the same height, the windows on either side
give the wall a symmetry.
The valances are soft
cornices with corner kickpleats and a tiny micro-cording along the bottom
edge. I used beaded chain weights for the micro-cording. In their sausage-like
knit casing they turned corners and followed curves gracefully. The leaded
weight beads inside the casing gave the valances just a bit extra weight
at the bottom to help them hang straight and true.
The shades have no
ribs. The crisp fabric was perfect for this treatment, and fell into trained
folds easily. The shades will draw up and disappear under the valances
the large back window was treated to an awning valance. The valance frame
is completely constructed of wood. I used the basic instructions Susan Day
gave in her article in the SewWhatNews newsletter, but enhanced her original
structure to span a window width of 125".
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