Do you ever have one of those projects that get started and then seem to never get finished?
That was how I felt about my drapes in my living/dining room. I originally had the black and white striped panels in there... but I quickly fell out of love with them. I move a set into my black and white bathroom to use as a shower curtain and now I am back in love with them. So after leaving the windows bare for a while I decided I wanted some thing with pattern, and something a little softer.
First let me note that I was in a rush to take these pictures before I had a load of kids coming over to play so they are not my best... and lets be real, I still have no clue how to use me DSL camera! That really is the project I started and have not finished; reading the instruction book to my camera!
Sorry I digress...
I have always loved the trellis pattern and just so happened to have the stencil from a client project. I also knew I wanted to keep these rooms a little more formal so I thought pinch pleats were in order.
I started by following Linda's tutorial for pinch pleats and then ended up tweaking it a little. I will share a full tutorial next week and a super great secret on how to get the perfect pleats!