Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mmmmm Muslin {No Sew Curtain}

Mmmm how I LOVE this fabric! The whole feel and look of this makes me honestly feel like I am part of a romantic Jane Austin novel or something, lol! I have in mind to redo my laundry room with yellow being one of the colors, so I decided to switch my old no sew curtains with a new set. {I originally wanted to make the first set white, but never could find the right fabric that I wanted, so the yellow, grey cream ones it became}. 
Now onto my new ones.....Muslin, let me tell you a little about it.

Muslin (English pronunciation: /muslin/), or less frequently: (/'mjus:sin/) is a loosely-woven Cotten Fabric introduced to Europe from the Middle East in the 17th century. It became very popular at the end of the 18th century in France. Muslin is most typically an unbleached or white cloth, produced fromcarded cotton yarn. It is often used to make sewing patterns, such as for clothing, curtains, or upholstery. Because air moves easily through muslin, muslin clothing is suitable for hot, dry climates.
Above: Fashions in muslin, 1838.
Below:Marie Antoinette, in 1783, in her famous "muslin" portrait {I love Marie Antoinette!}



Another set of my knock off Potterybarn curtains. {OH how I am obsessed with that store!}Yes, again another New Sew. The fabric was SUPER cheap $4.99 yrd. A lot better than paying big $ for the PB ones! And,  I only ended up using half of it.  It took me about 30 min to do this from Ironing, folding and glueing! Next to make are curtains for my bedroom in the same style {happy sigh} ;-) 
Like the little flower box to the right? My little girl made it at the HomeDepot for their free kid classes. We planted a sunflower and tomato plant in "miraclegrows greenhouses" today for a 1$ each. She is so proud. I am too.
Here is the curtain close up;

And now off to making a dress for me....Just kidding! {hmmm...or am I}
I LOVE MUSLIN!

5 comments:

  1. Cute curtain! Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!

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  2. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? I hope to see you there at the party :)

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  3. Yay! You came :) Those curtains are gorgeous.

    Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

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