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    Hi All,

    My attempt at a pelmet.
    Ursula

    [attachment=0:3jbsjx5n]pel3.jpg[/attachment:3jbsjx5n]
    [attachment=1:3jbsjx5n]upel.jpg[/attachment:3jbsjx5n]

  • #2
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    Hello Ursula,

    Haven't you been busy? It's hard to see the detail but it looks like triple pleats at the top of your valance. Am I right? Is it the same fabric as the bed cover? I wonder if the pattern is affecting the photo, like stripes on ties, lol? From what I can see it looks just great! Well done you.

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    • #3
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      Hi Rosie,

      I've been busy just when I had these curtains started for myself a job came in so I was determined to get the pelmet finished and up. Having said that the hems are still only pinned. - God only knows when I'll get around to sewing the hems, as another roll of material has come today from a customer I wont complain.

      The material is prestigious sandhurst sandstone and not the same as the bed quilt but the colour is a good match I think. Thanks for your very encouraging replies always.

      Ursula

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      • #4
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        A lovely job, Ursula!
        Kind regards
        Pen Harrison
        Colly Brook Fine Furnishings

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        • #5
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          Have you added a second photo or did I only see the one showing the bed because I was half asleep...?

          It looks fab now I can see it properly. Probably helps as I now have my glasses on. Is the hem really only pinned. It looks finished. You are clever but please don't do what I did with a pair of curtains and leave the pins in for ever and ever only to find them nicely rusting in place a couple of years later....

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          • #6
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            Thanks Pen and Rosie -

            Yes the pins are still in and after the day I've had following polyester around the table I think I'll pack in sewing for good - vertical stripes - only option was to turn down stripe at top and square fabric to table and hope for the best. After doing nearly a marathon around the table I then proceeded to cut the lining. Moving along nicely - lining put together (two and half widths each side) thought I was on the pigs back I got through so much when I discovered I cut one drop too short -ah............. At least it wasn't the material as the customer got approx 4" to spare. Have packed in until tomorrow and hopefully things will run more smoothly. I'm sure ye laugh when us beginners made stupid silly mistakes.

            Ursula

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            • #7
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              I think you've done the best thing - fresh eyes in the morning! As to mistakes we all make them all the time! It doesn't take much, a phone call to distract you, a knock at the door... I altered a triple pleat valance the other day and made it 20cm too narrow.....

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              • #8
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                Well done Ursula they look lovely even with the pins still in!

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                • #9
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                  Its not an attempt at a pelmet.......it is a pelmet. Don't knock your own work, it looks good, sits straight and finishes off the curtains very nicely. I promise that we won't look for the pins!!!!!!!!!

                  Enid

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                  • #10
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                    Thank you all for the very encouraging comments. I really am delighted with it.

                    Ursula

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