e's nautical nursery {curtains}

I just thought I'd share with you some of the nursery projects that I had made for E's room. I went with a nautical theme since I had planned to use my Sarah Jane Out to Sea hoard fabrics.

I knew that I wanted to make curtains for her room. Curtains are always so expensive and since her room gets quite a bit of light, I wanted to make sure that they were substantial so that she wouldn't be woken up by first morning light (if that's at all possible!).

nursery curtains
photographing curtains is really, really hard guys. 
I ended up fashioning these based on the similar curtains from Sarah Jane's quilt market booth. I lined each panel with a (very heavy) blackout fabric as well. This helped to hide the piecing lines (which I did on my serger) and also to block out the light from the window.

I made two panels, each 5' wide to cover the window (which also spans 5' wide, but doubling that in the fabric allows for drape). The blackout fabric is a little stiff, but in this case it was a fair trade off. I can always remove the blackout fabric and add a thinner lining once sleep isn't so fragile a commodity around these parts.

The rod and finial I got from Pottery Barn Kids. I really liked the nautical feel of the rope and plan to get some rope to fashion into coordinating tie backs to finish off the look.

Stay tuned for more from E's nautical nursery!

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4 comments:

  1. Oooh! I just designed some paper pieced buoy blocks that I think would make great nautical nursery decor! I plan to sew the first one and take pictures for a paper piecing tutorial the next day there's a) good lighting and b) I have a babysitter. Gorgeous curtains for an adorable (aren't they all?) baby. :)

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  2. Those look sweet! I made curtains for my room last year, and it was one of my least favorite projects! I don't know why, but all those long seams just really bored me. I think if I'd been piecing curtains like you did here I wouldn't have minded so much. Nice theme, too :)

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  3. Lovely curtains from the sweetest fabrics. I enjoyed reading about your process and how the blackout lining was used. You did a fabulous job!

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  4. Those are darling. I love the use of the Sarah Jane fabric.

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