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« on: April 26, 2006 03:51:19 PM »



These are my living room curtains, which I made out of a Sari!  I got the Sari on ebay for about $20, and it turned out to be so beautiful, sheer with some amazing embroidery and trim.  



I thought that I would just be able to cut the sari in half and turn that into 2 curtains, but it became more complicated than that! Saris tend to have more decoration on just one end because of how they are wrapped when they are worn.  So, my sari showed up with one highly decorated end, and one end with no decoration at all.  To fix this, I cut the decorated part in half and sewed the extra onto the undecorated end.  I still cut the whole thing in half to make 2 curtains.  Then just sewed a space at the top to run it over the curtain rod, and trimmed off the extra fabric.  I can't believe I got them to be the same length!  They don't match up exactly, because the embroidery is a bit different on each, but it's not that noticable, and it makes sense when you know what the curtains were made of...

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2006 03:04:36 AM »

Beautiful!  I've always enjoyed Sari's but I don't really ever use them for clothing purposes.  What a nice idea!
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2006 09:45:14 AM »

Very nice looking.  I love the color.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2006 09:52:14 PM »

Gorgeous!!!  I would love these for my new bedroom.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2006 01:25:07 PM »

Saris are so beautiful and so widely available!!  I haven't really tried to find any stores in my area that carry them (although I'm sure they're around), but ebay just has a ton of them at all times!!  I actually got another one for like $5, and it's just gorgeous-- hot pink with metallic embroidery, and it's NEW!  I plan to hang that one like a drape on my bedroom wall.  Or I could cut it up and make a dozen pillow covers!  They're so versitile!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2006 07:26:35 PM »

 Grin Those look great! Awesome colors.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2006 10:33:45 PM »

Awesome idea! Sari's are beautiful, I've always wanted one even though I'd never wear it.
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