I did it! I finished my very first sewing project. Thanks to those sewing classes I have been attending on Friday nights, over the weekend I finally felt confident enough to sew something without my instructor holding my hand (figuratively of course, someone holding your hand while sewing would be quite challenging). I purchased six yards of fabric on Friday night, after my class, and started on room dividers for the bedroom, because heaven knows I don't think I could sleep another night in this clutter nest:
|After. (Taken at night, don't worry, the window still sheds plenty of light in here)|
|Screwed an eye into each side of the top dowel.|
|Hung it from a hook screwed into the ceiling.|
Easy-peasy, right? And as you can see from this picture of the back of a panel--the pattern is quite darling and not showing up in the rest of these pictures. I originally picked out a bold pattern for these, but I didn't want to draw attention away from the art that's going above our bed, as well as whatever we decide to hang above the desk. So, it's quiet and neutral from a distance, but has some intrigue once you get closer.
|Taken this morning...sun is starting to peek through the window|
I am happy with the outcome and Chris is "so proud of his wifey." I am having so much fun learning how to sew and it is rewarding to actually be able to make something that solves a problem--like, hiding big clutter in the bedroom. So, what do you think? Anyone else have use for some room dividers? (I'd hate to think we are the only ones that have big-clutter objects to hide. )