London Shade: a cousin to the Roman shade in looks, but made like a balloon shade with side rigging and the bottom dowel omitted.
Instead of all the fancy direction in the curtain book I bought - we just sewed the lining and fabric right sides together - leaving a rod pocket at the top. turned all the fabric right side out through that pocket and pressed just the edges to get this:
We left 1 1/2" for the rod pocket - creating this beautiful ruffle at the top.
Then came in the "cousin to the Roman shade" part and I needed to add rigging. It ended up being really simple - I added rings 14" in from each side. The first ring I sewed 12" from the bottom of the curtain and continued about halfway up ever 6"
After the rigging was complete I had my finished product and I couldn't be happier!
Have you ever attempted a project out of your comfort zone? I'm so glad I finally did because I am SO happy with the results. They are perfect in my craft room. And if that someday become a baby room, it will be perfect for that as well!