Monday, May 3, 2010

let's lighten it up in here...

i've made the leap onto the ruffle bandwagon. ruffles are everywhere it seems. and little did i know that my limited sewing skills allowed me to create these ruffles. inspired by many blogs and by this shower curtain shown above from the influential Anthropologie magazine, i knew i wanted this look in my own home.

although in love with the curtain, the $98 price tag and i weren't so much in love.
solution - Grandma's Linen Closet.
once again.
using her old white sheets and white tablecloths, i created these curtains for my living room. it is amazing how much it lightened up the room.

my favorite part is how some of the ruffles are yellowed - this was from the yellowed stains on the tablecloth. i loved the mixture of the off-white and white together.
no measuring, no perfect lines - just cutting the tablecloth in strips, creating the ruffles and then sewing on the strips to the sheet. i used a king size sheet and cut it in two and hemmed the edges.
i think grandma would be proud.


  1. Just lovely and how special too. Well done, girl!

  2. This is a fabulous project. Not only is it super cute but totally budget friendly!

  3. Very cool. I knew stains had their place in life. Glad they're proudly being displayed in your home.

  4. That looks amazing! Man, I wish we lived near each other! I could learn a lot from you! You are so talented.

  5. So very creative, I love what you did, the ruffles are fabulous! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Hi Jen,
    I absolutely love your curtain that you made! It's just gorgeous! I love your blog site, so glad I found you through Faded Charm!
    Have a great day.

  7. I totally agree ~ Ruffles are everywhere and we can't seem to get enough. Your curtain is fabulous and you have inspired me to dig out the old Singer.

  8. Beautiful curtains! I'm really liking the ruffle look right now too.

    Enjoy your Wednesday.


  9. I love it, and the imperfectness of it is awsome. I too have been drawn to the ruffles I have been seeing on blogs too, I added them to my slipcovers.

  10. Very clever! I love getting inspirations from things that are pricey and creating something awesome.


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