“Please, if you or anyone you know is thinking about making lined drapes, don’t let them. There’s another way. Get professional help.”

I wish I had heard a PSA like that before I started this project–but at least they’re done now:

Drapery construction is not complicated, which was the source of my hubris initially, but it is just so. much. fabric. to wrangle and feed through the machine evenly. And of course I wanted to line them, so that doubled the fabric to wrangle.

But they are done (I know I said that already; I just can’t believe it) and it’s really nice to have them to close at night:

And with these finished, all the windows in the house are now covered. That only took 2.75 months!