I was so certain that I’d have my shower curtain done by today, but it just didn’t happen. Part of the reason is that I spent (wasted) probably two good hours just still trying to decide what the heck I wanted to do. I would try something, not like it, unpin everything, and start over.
I finally decided to just stick pretty closely to the design from Canadian House and Home.
Mine will have a band of this yellow striped fabric at the top, with the stripes going vertically…
The main body of the shower curtain will be white. (I used an extra queen-sized sheet for that part. 🙂 ) Then there will be anywhere from three to five rows of ruffles at the bottom.
Actually, I had a hard time deciding between ruffles and pleats. I love the look of ruffles (just not too many of them!!), but when it comes down to it, I’m really more of a pleat kind of person. I prefer tailored over frilly. But since I didn’t have enough fabric to do full-on box pleats or even just deep, pressed-in pleats, I went with something somewhere between a ruffle and a pleat. I’ll call it a pluffle. 🙂 I created tiny little pleats at the top of each strip. They won’t be ironed in all the way for that pressed, tailored look, so towards the bottom of each row, they look a little ruffled.
I might even just stick with the two rows, but I have enough of the strips pressed and ready to go for five rows. And since I’m making an extra long shower curtain (more like drapery panel length), there’s definitely enough room for five rows. I’m just not sure if my patience will hold out that long. 😀
I also debated whether or not to put the bottom row right on the bottom edge of the shower curtain, or to give it a couple of inches of space below the bottom yellow row. Obviously, I decided to raise it up a couple of inches. For some reason, with it right on the bottom, it gave the shower curtain a more formal look, and I didn’t especially like that. Raising it up even just a couple of inches created a more informal look that seemed to fit better in my bathroom.
So that’s my progress! Can you envision it? I’ll definitely get this project finished this morning, and then I’ll get my paint touch ups finished this afternoon/evening. You know what that means?
I’ll be finishing one day ahead of my goal!!! 😀 Woohoo!!!
Addicted 2 Decorating is where I share my DIY and decorating journey as I remodel and decorate the 1948 fixer upper that my husband, Matt, and I bought in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do physical work, so I do the majority of the work on the house by myself. You can learn more about me here.