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Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 3)

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by Andrea   If you’ve been following along with this series (Part 1 and Part 2, if you missed them), know that we’re just about to put the pleats in our curtains!  Let’s get started.   At the end which we didn’t sew over, you’ll have some free strings.  You’re…

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 2)

Sewing Sara’s Curtains–A Pinch Pleat Drape How-To (Part 2)

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by Andrea   Last week, we did some mathin’, and I showed you how to calculate the yardage needed.  Now, let’s get down to sewing!  One important thing to mention first – if you’re planning on washing your finished curtains at all, now is the time to wash your fabric! …

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Gladewater, Texas

Won’t You Be My Neighbor – Gladewater, Texas

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  By Eartha Kitsch   This week’s home is spectacular! The finishes are just beautiful and include some mind-blowing wallpaper that has absolutely made my week.  Here is a little tease for you, straight from the real estate listing: There are surprises around every corner, even though some rooms have…

1940’s Window Treatments for Unusual Windows – 11 Ideas with Illustrations

1940’s Window Treatments for Unusual Windows – 11 Ideas with Illustrations

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By RetroRuth I am excited to bring you guys today’s post, because today we have more solutions for window treatments in your 1940’s home from Popular Home Decorations by Mary Davis Gillies.  Interesting or different window treatments always fascinate me, so I must say that I was very excited to…

The Do’s And Don’ts of Authentic 1940’s Window Treatments, Plus Seven Valance Designs!

The Do’s And Don’ts of Authentic 1940’s Window Treatments, Plus Seven Valance Designs!

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By RetroRuth I was lucky enough to get my hands on a copy of Popular Home Decorations at my library book sale recently. Oh man, is this thing filled with great ideas!  It is written by Mary Davis Gillies, who was an Associate Editor at McCall’s Magazine. Popular Home Decorations…

Testing Out Retro and Atomic Print Barkcloth from Melinamade

Testing Out Retro and Atomic Print Barkcloth from Melinamade

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By RetroRuth I don’t know about you guys, but ever since I glimpsed the barkcloth prints over at Melinamade, I have just been dying to get my hands on them. I mean, come on! Look at some of those prints! Abstract shapes, starbursts, slubs, leaves, amoebas, boomerangs, atoms – they…

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Singer How-To For Retro Pinch-Pleat Drapes

Vintage Crafty Saturdays – Singer How-To For Retro Pinch-Pleat Drapes

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Thank goodness it is Saturday!  I thought that week would never end. Jeez.  So, as a reward to everyone for making it to the week, here is a great pamphlet that I recently found that gives detailed instructions on how to make pinch-pleat drapes.  I know!  It is really exciting,…