I did it. I finished a project that had intimidated me from the beginning. One down, five to go. Cora’s room has one window, so I started there. The boys’ room has two windows. They have chosen their fabric and their room is nearing completion (finally). So I am ready to tackle the next two and they should go much more quickly than the first one. Then I can calmly work on our three windows one at a time.
I found a gazillion tutorials through Pinterest and regular searches. None were identical. I chose the old-fashioned method and checked out a book from the library that had pictures. I could read through it 50 times before starting. The hardest part for me was being confident that I had measured correctly. Measure 5 times, cut once. Because when I measure only twice, my outcome often is not as good as the saying goes. I love to sew and I can follow directions, but sometimes the preciseness overwhelms my right-brained self. I’m the designer, not so much the engineer. But a little encouragement from a friend and help from Mr. Detail when it came time to hang it and I have finished it. It keeps out enough light that it’s dark enough for a nap, but is not a black-out shade.