Isn't the irony of life wonderful. Truly, I am not being sarcastic, I think it is what makes life interesting. My DH and I have been getting the house in order for our Superbowl party and as I mentioned earlier I was trying to finish some new LR curtains. Now, I have had the fabric for these for about 3 years and I didn't even like it anymore but I felt I had to make them on principle. Let me explain.
I was once a professional seamstress/designer but I never really did much home dec so when I stopped into a home dec fabric store a few years ago for some drapery fabric, I had no idea of the cost. I only knew that I had searched far and wide for the fabric I had envisioned in my head and I had finally found what I wanted. I ordered it not really paying attention to the cost thinking along the lines of Joann fabrics prices. Well let me tell you, the sticker shock when I went to pick it up floored me. No returns on cut, special order fabric either. Did you ever buy something and feel sick all the way home?
We are not poor by any means (though we aren't wealthy by any stretch of the imagination either) so it's not like we went without dinner or suffered but it was a very extravagant purchase for our budget. I am embarrassed to say how much and I don't want my DH to know just in case he reads this, just know it could have fed a family of 4 for a couple weeks.
The kicker is we added a window to our LR in the mean time so I had to scramble and piece to have enough for both windows. There was no way in Hades that I would have bought more.
So here they are. Technically they are fine, as sewing goes drapery is a pretty simple project (despite what they charge for them), but I have to say I don't really like the fabric anymore and the sofa that I made them to go with is just about ready to be sent to the basement rec room.
Oh yeah, here is the ironic part, we can't have our super bowl party because we have over 2 feet of snow (which you can see through the window) and we still haven't been able to get our driveway cleared (we live in the country) so we can't get to the store and no one could park if they did make it here. You gotta laugh!