This might be just about the most difficult project anyone has ever asked me to make. Keith Miller, the designer, wanted a pair of window cornices for his client’s sewing room. Normally these are heavy, padded, upholstered things and that is not at all what Keith was envisioning. He wanted them light and airy and shapely.
The toile is Schumacher, the pattern depicts summer, winter, fall and spring.
Here they are finished…………I hope I can get a photo of them after they are installed.
The bottom edge is finished with tiny pleats……………….you can see that the edge is not a consistent size the whole way, it is wider and then narrower as it curves.
I watched a lot of movies this week……….There is no machine sewing at all on these, it’s all done by hand. Start to finish for me was more than 50 hours………..that’s a lot of movies!
This is the pleated edge as I was sewing it.
They are all lined of course, the lining was even more difficult than the outside.
The pattern of the toile had to be matched at all the seams……………..here you can see how I sewed the seams on the inside by hand.
I’m checking to see how the pattern matches.
My friends at Landbridge Lighting made the frames for us. Here they are the day I picked them up.
Here is the beginning of the frame building. Stephen and Jesse are amazing, they can make anything!
See you later