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Fabric Wrestling

The entirety of last night was spent wrestling with fabric.  Do you know how hard it is to handle 12 yards of fabric?

I had to resort to the floor, where I cut the fabric for our master bedroom drapes.   My cats attempted to hinder my progress as much as possible.

If only I could have made them do the ironing.

With the drama of The Bachelorette entertaining me,  I got two panels, and their liner fabric, cut.   Then I pinned and sewed one panel.

Let’s recap, shall we?  I spent all night working.  And at bedtime,  what did I have to show for my hard work?  One single lined drapery panel. Three more to go.

Slow going? Yes.  Highly satisfactory?  Absolutely.

I’m not going to share a peek of the finished curtain hanging on the wall – yet.  But I will tell you that we made the perfect fabric choice.

Sidenote:  my [very hairy] black cat has a penchant for white surfaces.  Whenever we introduce a new white fabric surface into the home, she is drawn to it like a moth to a flame.  Weird, huh?

Update:  Click here for the finished product!

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  • Reply Whitney at 11:22 am

    LOL! Our cats did that to my mom all the time growing up. As soon as she’d lay out the fabric they would be all over it!

  • Reply Mikalah at 11:44 am

    Oh sewing. I love it, and hate it at the same time! I like to see instant results, but usually end up messing things up and spending hours picking out seams only to re-do it again. =(

  • Reply Sunny's Life in Rehab at 1:46 pm

    On laundry day, our Feline Overlords deftly choose sorted soiled baskets that contrast with their fur, thereby displaying them at maximum potential. Clever kitties, aren’t they?

    I’ll be back for the drapery goodness.

  • Reply Alexis L., The Studioist at 3:33 pm

    Can’t wait to see the finished product.

    Growing up, my grandmother had one black cat and one white cat. Thank goodness paisley and chintz provide camouflage for fur.

  • Reply Kristin at 10:20 pm

    When my Mom was at my house making the valance for the dude’s bedroom, my cats were ALL over it!

  • Reply Abby @ abby & her boys at 11:00 pm

    I am so impressed! I desperately desire the ability to sew, but have not put the effort into learning how. I CAN’T WAIT to see how it all looks when you’re finished!!

  • Reply Erin at 2:14 pm

    Yes, yes I do know how lard it is to handle 12 yards of fabric, I feel your pain. Now try to imagine that 12 yards being silk chiffon, for a wedding gown you are sewing for someone, with your same plight of kitties and puppies finding it a super comfy spot to take a nap on, or trot across 85 times 🙂 Good luck with the curtains!

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