Got yer attention, don’t I?
Okay, here’s what happened:
I bought a 9×12 drop cloth from Home Depot. That size has a seam down the middle, but that’s okay, because I wanted two 6×9 panels anyway, so after washing the drop cloth, I cut down each side of the center seam to make two panels.
My ceilings are 9 feet tall, but the curtain rod is 7 inches from the ceiling, so I figured I’d need to cut 7 inches minus a seam allowance from the length of the panel. I also wanted to add a 12 inch border of pattern on the bottom of each panel.
So I thunk and I thunk and then I cut 18 inches off of each drop cloth panel.
THAT’s where the trouble started, but I was blissfully unaware until I sewed the 12 inch border along the bottom and then hung up a panel to check the length.
Darn. The bottom was 9 inches from the floor. And 9 inches from the power cord for the Wii. Lesson learned: always check the length of your panel after washing your canvas. Apparently the people who make drop cloths think that they are actually used as drop cloths and that precise measurements aren’t a priority.
What’s a girl to do?
(Sorry, this one’s a little blurry, don’t look at it too long or you’ll get a headache. I’ve been playing with that aperture thingy on my camera, and apparently you have to hold REALLY STILL when you’re playing with aperture.)
Now, don’t think I didn’t consider letting you all think that the top band of fabric was in the master plan all along, but I just couldn’t lie to you.
What did you do this weekend? Avert any drapery disasters? Do tell!
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