I am new(ish) to sewing. I didn't grow up sewing but I did learn how in Home Ec class in Jr. High. Of course, I've not done much since then so I'm definitely a novice.
BUT, I am determined to make Madi a fun playroom out of the upstairs den. I have to work with what we have because I have no current means of renovating since it would basically be a demolition. Ha. So, I've decided to go with what we have. Which is knotty pine paneling. And, an old yellow futon that I don't know how to recover yet so we're doing a little bit of a "hippy" vibe. Ha.
I found this great flower pattern and thought it was just right and fun enough for a gal's playroom. I have really no idea what I'm doing but there were some old curtains up which I believe were made of sheets. But, I like the open feeling up there. I want the sun to come in and fill the room so I decided to stay with the same style. I made all measurements based off of this and only adjusted the height of my ruffle. And, the amount of ruffles but this was only because I didn't use as much fabric.
I learned a few things:
1- There really isn't anything to be afraid of. If you make a mistake, you CAN fix it.
2- Ironing is everything. Man, I almost didn't sew after I saw how perfect it made it look.
3- I have real issues cutting fabric correctly. I made so many mistakes that I almost had to scrap one set of curtains. (don't look closely or you will see that one set has barely any hem at ALL!!!)
I write this to encourage you to try. It really went quickly. Well, after all the ironing. It's like priming, not fun but necessary.
I love the look. I will have to post newer photos later and will as this saga continues. But, note the wooden kitchen is now yellow. See that story here.