Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Ruffle Knock Off Curtain

I love ruffles! Do you love ruffles? I think after this project I may not love them as much as I did before. Just saying! So I am still not finished with our guest bathroom. Errr I mean um my husband still needs to paint the beadboard he put up. Hopefully. Soon. Please. That doesn't mean I haven't been busy decorating it though. I love this shower curtain from Anthropology, minus the $118.00 price tag of course:



 I also wanted it all cream so mine is all the same color. Which I am sure made it easier, as easy as this project could be. I am not going to sugar coat it people. This took FOREVER!

A little pep talk first shall we? You will eat, sleep, dream ruffles. Be the ruffle. You are the ruffle. Go out there and be the ruffliest (is that a word?) you can be! You can do it! Now go!! Please don't be mad at me if you in fact hate ruffles after this. I may. A little.

I had a cream curtain with a gold design on it already. I cut out the section with the gold on it and sewed the two portions back together:
 I then bought a full size flat sheet in cream at target, on sale of course. I believe it was 7 dollars. I cut out one portion that equaled the part of the curtain I cut out and then divided the rest of the sheet in 7 more equal strips of fabric. Here is a giant pile of fabric. Yay!
 The thicker piece of fabric won't need to be hemmed because it was the bottom portion of the sheet and was already hemmed. So ruffle that by doing a long stitch across the top and pulling the top thread to "ruffle" it. Make to width of curtain and attach to the very bottom.
 Now you will hem the rest of the strips. Just the bottoms though. The tops will be hidden by the layer on top of it. You know? You will also do a zig zag stitch to stop from fraying.
 Keep hemming, ruffling and layering:
 Yep you are still doing it. Keep going! Remmeber be the ruffle!
 ugh!!!!
 Finally! Make sure the very top ruffle is hemmed on the top and bottom.
 Now sit back and enjoy your hard work. Don't you just love those ruffles. You probably won't make anything with ruffles anytime soon. Or maybe you are now a pro at making ruffles. I sure am!




This is the perfect touch to this room (you will just have to believe me at this point). I didn't do the ruffles to the top. I liked the little bit of empty space on the top. You could totally add two more ruffles to make it to the top the. That is if you can handle two more!



A little glimpse of my guest bathroom I can't wait for the full reveal. I just love it!!

Michelle

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17 comments:

Sheri said...

Wow. I'm so impressed and jealous. You did an awesome job. Can't wait to see the rest of the room :)

jessica said...

Simply...beautiful!! LOVE ruffles!!
In fact... I think I have a ruffle addiction! Clothes, shoes, purses, home decor, blankets, etc.!!

Great job!

aimee said...

i love what you have done, i love the shower curtain at anthropology to, yours looks just as good. thanks for the tutorial xx

Happy in red said...

LOL! These are fabulous! But what a lot of work! Go you ;-)

Heather {Simply Cottage Love} said...

This looks wonderful! I love how the light shines through it. It's tough when you get involved in a project and it's soooo much more work than you thought. Yeah for being finished!

Megan said...

wow, so impressed! I can tell that was a ton of work, but it turned out SO GOOD! love :)

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Those ruffles are so pretty. I'd never have tackled that job; good for you!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So pretty and well done! Love your curtain AND the colors in the original. I hear you on the ruffles. Back in the seventies I did LOTS of ruffles for my girls' dresses. In fact, clear up until their proms ruffles were in. Lol!

kelly@tearinguphouses said...

looks good!

BluBabesCreate said...

I'm naked at your front door ready to take a shower! Come be inspired by a courageous man!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

That looks so amazing! Worth all the effort.

Krysta said...

Wow! You are much more patient than I am. I am sure that the shower curtain is the perfect finishing touch! It looks amazing. I can not wait to see what else you have done...not that the ruffles aren't enough. So would you hate me if I asked you to make me one? hahaha...TOTALLY kidding! :)

Jenny said...

This looks great! LOVE it!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI! Be sure to add the OMTWI button or text link to your post or sidebar...don't want you to be disqualified!!

allenaim photography and design said...

It's darling!! You are far more patient than I....I totally would not have lasted that long!! :)

Amanda said...

We liked this so much over at Copycat Crafts that we featured it recently! You can view it here
http://www.copycatcrafts.com/anthro-inspired-ruffled-shower-curtain/

We'd love it if you'd like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!

Adventures in Dressmaking said...

Lovely! I did a knockoff Anthro shower curtain, too, the Waves of Ruffles one, a couple years ago: http://www.adventuresindressmaking.com/2010/09/diy-waves-of-ruffles-shower-curtain.html