Good Stuff:I have a case of the winter blahs and have been doing some serious online browsing. I came across these drapery panels last night and adored them. Here's why-
a) I think they'd be versatile enough to be distinguished or fun in lots of different spaces.
b) I'm all for doing pre-made when you find something fabulous, especially at this price point. It just saves time and money.
c) I love getting stuff in the mail.
I prefer the look of pinch pleat over pole pockets any day. You can achieve a pleated look with a less expensive pole pocket drape panel yourself. Here's what I do:
1. Once I have my panels. I pick up inexpensive drapery fabric hooks at any fabric/hardware supplier. There are many types and depending on the fabric I've always found staff to be informative and helpful about what the best choice would be. At the same time pick up the corresponding number of drapery rings and make sure that they will fit over the rod you intend to use.
2. I evenly distribute the hooks by first folding the panel in half vertically and placing hooks on the outer corners and the centre. I refold the second two vertical sections and it's easier from there to evenly distribute the remaining hooks.
3. More hooks will give a more gathered feel whereas less may tend to droop at the top depending on the size of the panel and window.
Here are two visuals. Please excuse my quick sketch but at least it gets across the idea.
There you have it.
Until the next time. xo