Attemping to Make Pinch Pleated Drapes
Hi All and Happy New Year,
First time in the sewing room. I am a pretty good seamstree when it comes to making clothes but I have never attempted to make any type of drapes because I have always has them done professionally through Calico Corner or JC Penney but now it is time to see if I can do this myself. It's getting rather pricey :-)
After looking at the pinch pleated silk drapes Calico Corner did for my family room it looks pretty simple.
Yesterday I went to Hancock Fabric and purchased the pleat tape..there were so many type I was confused as heck until the lady assisted me. I brougt 10 yards just in case I mess up :-).
I already had the fabric which is 54 inches wide. The fabric is on a roll and I am not sure of how many yards it is because I brought some years ago. My measurements for the window I will be sewing the drapes for is 81" wide (which includes the 4" on each side) so in reality the window is only 73" wide.
I will be placing my rod 7" above the top edge of the window so the length will be 86".
I am stuck here. Does anyone know of a website that is great for information and what the termonology mean. Prime example: what does fullness mean in drape terms? Is this related to the pleats? I found this website.... http://www.denverfabrics.com/pages/static/curtains/curtain-panel.htm
but not sure what this means (Multiply width by fullness factor (2-1/2" or 3).
Can someone please help. I know I can do this. How hard can this be. Oh, the drapes will be lined also.
Any suggestions of websites or any other information would be appreciated.