How to transform a 27″ x 27″ piece of fabric into a Couture Cornice
While looking for fabric for a different job I ran across some fabric for this client that I thought she would just love. And I was right, in fact she did some research on the fabric, and found the history and original artwork from which the fabric was designed. But, she was not ready to do anything with it at the time.
I had found the fabric at a local design center and borrowed their 27”x 27” fabric sample. (See Before Picture) I usually return these samples ASAP, but something told me to hold onto the sample. So I did, for 3 or more years. Over those years my customer talked about using the fabric in several different rooms and several different ways, until she was finally ready to do her Dining Room Window.
She loved the Cornice that I had done for her in a different room and wanted something similar in here. I called to check availability of the fabric only to find that the fabric had been discontinued! Good thing I kept the showroom sample.
But, now what? I had an idea… I could have all the figures in the fabric; including the partial figures; laser cutout, add a fusible backing, and have my workroom applique them to a different ground fabric, spreading the figures out for a Straight Cornice. Wow, who thought a 27 x 27” piece of fabric could turn into a 79 ½” x 15” Cornice.
Then since this was an east facing window, she needed some light control in the mornings. But she did not want to completely cover the view of her beautiful gardens. So I suggested a Screen Shade which she is very happy with. And it hides up behind the cornice when she wants a clear view of the beautiful back yard.
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