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From: sandeele
Date: 03-30-2005, 01:43 PM (1 of 4)
Help! This sounds so simple but...I am working on a shirred on-the-rod pennant valance. The person I'm making this for does NOT want the stitching for the pocket to show. But the fabric is a very heavy, coarse woven fabric, whit a 5"tassel at the point and no matter what I do, it either pulls forward, or "poofs" out instead of hanging. Oh, almost also has self cording around the edges! Any ideas welcome as I have exhausted all mine.
User: sandeele
Member since: 03-30-2005
Total posts: 2
From: Martha
Date: 03-30-2005, 09:09 PM (2 of 4)
I would recommend to her to have to mounted on a board. It will stay much neater and look nicer.
User: Martha
Member since: 12-30-2000
Total posts: 44
From: sandeele
Date: 03-31-2005, 08:13 AM (3 of 4)
Thanks for the suggestion, but she is adament about mounting on a rod. I finally gave up amd made a pocket.
User: sandeele
Member since: 03-30-2005
Total posts: 2
From: tuesday carter
Date: 05-29-2005, 08:32 AM (4 of 4)
sandeele, how did your customer accept the rod pocket? She sounds like she has some unrealistic expectations.
I used to run into customers like that. They don't have any working knowledge of the treatment, but have some ill concieved ideas of what they want it to look like.
With the valance having so much weight to it, it was bound to roll around the rod to the front. Did you use a flat, wide rod, or an oval one?
That was one frustrating aspect of the buisness in that some people want you to create their fantasy for them. I was not making enough money to do all of that designing. I got out of the buisness.
I came to the conclusion that I don't like all those fancy treatments. I love things to be really simple and with clean lines. All of those fringes and tassels and heavy fabrics just don't do anything for me. It was hard to get enough enthusiasim up to continue with it.
I love whimsy and a casual style. I don't even care if the curtains on both windows don't match! Really, simple curtains are easy to make. If I find a length of fabric that I like, I might make it into a curtain and hang it until I tire of it. I don't care if the other window has something different in it. It is my house and I DON'T CARE WHAT OTHERS THINK! I LIKE IT! :dave:
Life is too short to be so serious!
But, I was just wondering how you worked it out with your customer.
User: tuesday carter
Member since: 04-19-2005
Total posts: 7
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