Problem: Client had ready-made
bedding and panels when she moved into a new home. The ready-made panels were
still in their original packaging and she had taken the precaution of purchasing
extra panels at the time of the move. The problem was that the panels were a
standard 84" finished length and the windows were over 90" long.
Solution: There were
enough ready-made panels that we could seam them together for double-width
panels, and add length to the panels. We chose a coordinating flat trim
to cover the seam line where the additional length was added to the panels.
Some potential pitfalls
to this solution:
-- The old hem line
is 8-10" above the trim. The fabric must be forgiving enough to
allow you to press out the original hem.
-- The lining had
to be seamed also. It's seam line was higher than that of the face fabric
because linings tend to have shallower hems. You must verify that the
seam line on the lining will not show in the window and the fabric is
dark enough that the shadow from the seam line will not show through
to the inside of the room.
down for a full view of one of the panels.
trim is a perfect embellishment to this treatment. No one ever need know
these were pieced for length..
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