As you know I love me some doilies! Poor Mr. Beets,I have them all over the house,even in the fridge….that post for another day!
I needed a curtain in my space at the antique mall,and of course doilies came to mind!
I wanted to use doilies that had “issues,” giving them a new life. So I washed and ironed,ironed and washed,and went to work.
With no sewing pattern available, I had only the dimensions I needed. So I started to pin and sew.
You may have seen this photo on Facebook,a little hint about what I was working on.
This one too,I was getting a little help from a friend.
I am so thrilled with how it came out! I had to piece the doilies together much like a puzzle,selecting sizes to fit that perfect spot. I knew I could not cut to fit because the doilies would unravel.
I was not only thrilled with how the curtain came out,but how it really cozied up my area.
I “saved” my collection of antimacassars for the bottom of the curtain. I wanted the scallop affect that they would provide. FYI, antimacassars are those doilies for the arm and backs of chairs. I learned this from a dear friend who is a young 94 years of age! She explained that Macassars was the oil men used in there hair back in the day,and the ladies were trying to protect the furniture!
Looks so great behind this great light Mr. Beets created.
The light shines thru so beautifully,adding natural light to my area.
A doily curtain would be perfect in any room in your home. So when you see those doilies with “issues” don’t toss them aside,give them a new life!
~~~Living the Dream!