You may remember Mary's curtain conundrum from a few months ago — she was looking for advice on curtain length to avoid issues with her baseboard heating. Roman shades was your overwhelming suggestion and Mary listened. She's been hard at work making her own shades from scratch! Follow the jump to see her lovely transformation...
After deciding on roman shades, Mary says she couldn't find anything ready-made with color and pattern to suit her tastes so she decided to make her own. She got a great deal on this amazing fabric from the Marimekko store in Cambridge due to a horizontal flaw in the screen printing — the kind of thing that could only be hidden in a roman shade. With a little help from Martha and several weeks of hand-stitching, Mary's curtains turned out beautifully.
She recommends this step-by-step guide as the least confusing and most concise. Also, JoAnn Fabrics was the only place she could find the cord lock — all other supplies came from the local hardware or fabric store.
Thanks to all who commented and congrats to Mary on her amazing new window dressings!