I tried to make my daughter curtains. Out of a tablecloth. That sounds simple enough, and I know how to sew, thanks to 4-H, but they turned out horribly. And it wasn’t exactly my fault.
I sewed straight lines. I measured correctly. I even matched the thread.
I did not, however, choose the right material for the job. The tablecloth I made them from was a vinyl table cloth, and the curtains stayed stiff and straight against her window. They would not budge open, and they rebelled when tied back. My purpose was to make “blackout” curtains to block the early morning and late evening sun. They did that, but they also ended up blocking the sun all day long.
But they were a pretty pink paisley pattern.
We tolerated them for about a year. I would go in every morning and tug them apart, willing them to stay on the side of the curtain rod. They would slowly inch back into place, covering the light. I tied them with ribbons at some point, but it was like bunching thick wrapping paper together and expecting it to look elegant. They were a failure.
It’s too bad I didn’t take any pictures of them before I threw them away. On the bright side, they looked better than this:
And that’s why I’m not a craft blogger.
there is always a next time 😀
I should totally try again!
and post the pic for us to see 🙂 good luck!
You are welcome!
LOL! That would be ME!!
Glad I’m in good company!
You and me both, lol 🙂
At least you tried, God bless your beautiful heart for that 🙂
I did try! Thanks for putting a positive spin on it. 🙂
You’re welcome 🙂
Have a great rest of the week 🙂
That looks like a room a serial killer would keep his victims!
LOL! I googled “ugly curtains” and this is what popped up.
Haha! I’m with you. My son has always been really crafty and artistic, but I used to dread his projects when he was younger and needed help with them. Now that he’s older, he can do it all himself. But I don’t know where he gets his talent!
That’s great that he’s into it. I used to be artistic as a child (weren’t we all at some point, maybe?) but now I’m out of my league!
Ha! – You are a HOOT! I am so not a crafter either and it is due to my lack of patience. Happy Hump Day 🙂
I suspect my lack of patience is another big factor!
I wish I paid more attention to my grandma when she was teaching me to sew and can and do crafty things.
Me too! I know the basics, and that’s it.
Well, Emily, look on the bright side. At least you did not try the Scarlett O’Hara thing and make a dress out of the curtains. I don’t think I have enough space to describe my less than expected task results. Best wishes on your next endeavor. BTG
Thanks, BTG. You’re right, at least I wasn’t asking her to wear them! 😉
Of course, I cannot think of Scarlett’s dressmaking without remembering Carol Burnett’s spoof as her Scarlett wore the drapes, rod and all, down the stairs to an awaiting Harvey Korman’s Rhett, one of the funniest TV moments.
I feel your pain. I am the antithesis of crafty. Typical type A here!!
We Type A’s need to stick together!
Keep the Faith! There’s always the next time! 🙂
Thanks for the encouragement!
This post is hilarious — made me start my day laughing. Thanks Emily!
Ah, thanks! I’m not an extremely humorous person, but I tried today!
I can sympathize. I love making teddy bears even though my talent is quite low. No one could accuse me of copying it from a pattern. My bears never looked anything like the McCall’s or Butterick patterns. 🙂
I think as long as you love it and find joy in what you are doing, it doesn’t matter if they don’t look like the patterns. What you do sounds wonderful because of your passion for it.
At least you tried it! Mine would end up uneven and with holes in them or something! Haha
I did try! I’m sure yours would be just as “good.” 🙂
Great! I love your title!
Every time I attempt to do anything remotely related to DIY, it ends horribly so I feel your pain!
Thanks for the commiseration!