I have been dreaming about moving into this house for almost a year now, and dreaming about making curtains for a house for almost two years. Now that we are actually moving in, I better get cracking on that job! The hardest part about this whole process of making curtains, for me, is picking out the fabric for them. I can’t decide if I want to get decorating fabric, upholstery fabric, or drapery fabric. Because you know, they aren’t the same.
Decorating fabric is a lighter weight, and would let light shine through, so the room wouldn’t be as dark as if I used drapery fabric, unless I made the curtains with a lining. So, I have to ask myself if I want to get a lighter weight fabric and line them, or get a heavier drapery fabric and not have to line them. It is so hard to decide what to do. But, because I can make them myself, I can change them any time I want to without much expense. And, I really do like some of the lighter weight fabrics.
The type of fabric to use also depends on the type of curtains I decide to make. I have been thinking about making some pricillas for the living room, but that is a lot of ruffles to make. I would also have to pick a really lightweight fabric to make those. But, if I make some casual tab top curtains, I can get a heavier weight fabric. Those tab tops would also use less fabric to make.
I am going to try to make a fabric decision tomorrow, at least for the bedroom and living room. If I can decide which fabric to get, then I can get it ordered and have in here so that I can spend time sewing next week. I just wish there weren’t so many choices!