It seems like a long time ago now, but back in May I showed the fabric for my dining room draperies. It was a learning experience for me since I've never made draperies before! It involves a LOT of hand sewing. But, I think they turned out pretty well! They are super heavy since the fabric is really upholstery fabric and I lined and interlined them. They should provide some good insulation during the winter for sure.
I didn't have a pattern, but used several books for guidance and directions. Because of the interlining, lining and all the hand sewing making draperies is really a lot like dress making even down to the final fitting! Kinda strange to think of that!
I was really pleased with them! Here they are:
I had someone else cover the cornice boards and while they look good on the right side, the back is really sloppy. I think I'll attempt them myself if I ever want cornice boards again. And, yes, the dining room is painted BLACK! Above the chair rail has a coat of gold glaze sponged on to pick up the gold in the draperies compliments of my stepmother! She did a great job with it. Very hard room to photograph though because it's so dark.
I was lucky enough to find 2 coordinating fabrics for my drapery fabric and you can see 1 of them on the chair seat beside the window. I had someone else do these, too, and like the cornice boards, I will be doing any future chair seats myself! I think the pattern on this chair should've been rotated 90 degrees. Oh well, no one knows but me, right?