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    Remember these windows. Thank you for all your ideas. At long last we got finished today.

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    I have banded the curtains like this because they are purely for dress & are fixed in this position. I tried doing it further up but due to the shiny fabric they kept falling down. The 51 pleats in the pelmet had to be stitched in place at the bottom cos they were so springy they looked like they were about to burst into blossom Anyway we much preferred this tailored look. Sorry you'll need to go to design ideas to get original window pictures...not enough room to post here. Anyway thanks again for all the help I received with ideas for this... I've got my cheque which should just about cover Christmas

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    Regards
    Mairi

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    Re: Remember these windows from design ideas

    Hello Mairi,

    They look beautiful! 51 pleats? What a big task! I do love how you pleated the pelmet by design. I'm sure you're glad they are all finished. Really well done and nice to be paid.

    I will try to find the pictures without curtains...

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    • #3
      Re: Remember these windows from design ideas

      Good Job Mairi, beautifully pleated by design, fantastic! Well done and thanks for sharing the photos, I bet your customer was really pleased

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      • #4
        Re: Remember these windows from design ideas

        This is the original post showing the bare windows http://my.decozo.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=118
        Louise


        sigpic Simply Sewing

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        • #5
          Re: Remember these windows from design ideas

          Hi Mairi
          Your solution to those windows is very well thought out. I think you have done a fab job. I would not have wanted to do 51 pleats nightmare!
          There was also alot of extra work having to stitch the bottom of the pleats in place. Well done you must have had an enormous amount of satisfaction when the job was complete and you left with your cheque.
          Kindest Regards

          Penny

          Denton Drapes

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          • #6
            Re: Remember these windows from design ideas

            Hello Louise,

            Thank you for the link.

            Did your Valance cover all three windows Mairi? It is a HUGE span and now I can see how it took 51 plets to do the job! It is even more impressive when you see the size involved.

            What happened to the wall lights, if you don't mind me asking?

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            • #7
              Re: Remember these windows from design ideas

              The wall lights have gone..we are trying to persuade them to have lights fitted in the pelmet boards shining onto the roof. The pelmet measured 9 metres thus the 51 pleats. The calculation was made more difficult because not all 3 walls were equal measurements. In the end I took lining paper & cut to the right size then folded it in half to find centre. I then measured the distance between my patterns. Then halved that to make half space at end of 1st board, beginning & end of centre board and beginning of 3rd board. I then kept folding the paper until it was full of fold lines & that showed me where each pleat was to go. I centred the space between patterns on fabric & centred the space between folds on paper & lined them up & this showed me beginning & end of pleat. My intention had been to make goblets but the amount in the pleat was far too much so opted for this design instead.. The client seems very pleased with result so we are all happy
              Regards
              Mairi

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              • #8
                Re: Remember these windows from design ideas

                Wow Mairi....hats off to you....they look wonderful. Not sure I'd have known where to start on a pelmet that size - with a stiff G&T I suspect!
                Jane

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                • #9
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                  Thanks for all your encouraging comments. When doing my books last night I was feeling really down when I realized I have got less than the min wage for this job considering the hours of planning before I even got started &then the time I was up a ladder stitching every one of these pleats So once again let me say thank you to you for being so kind with your comments...
                  Regards
                  Mairi

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                  • #10
                    Re: Remember these windows from design ideas

                    Mairi,

                    You did a fab job with those curtains and pelmets. I know it can be disheartening when you realise what you have earnt on some jobs. But one of the reasons we do this job is the satisfaction that comes with it. I hope you earnt enough to have a good Xmas! Hopefully the client will have you back in the New Year with a more lucrative project.

                    Sue.

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