I'm using this pattern from Pate-Meadows Showhouse Designs to make living room swags from the same fabric as last year's dining room panels. Yes, it takes me that long to take on another big home dec sewing project. I say "big" because these are definitely "couture" sways and jabots. These patterns are not inexpensive but they have detailed directions for achieving the end end decorator look.
I'm only making them for two windows but have to cut out "face fabric" then lining then underlining (flannel) then jabot lining. All on my living room floor since the rolls of fabric are too big to manage on my cutting table. Here are the cutting directions for one window's worth:
No trim on my swags since I'm going for a cleaner more contemporary look although my house is a 60 year old rather traditional one. Next post I'll include fabric and pics of each section. After water aerobics this morning it's off to the