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Friday, May 13, 2011

Holy Cow! It's a prom dress!

That's what hubby said when he first saw it. Living with three men (ok, one man, two boys) makes me long for a few more ruffles in my life. And I have such a hard time finding a shower curtain I like without spending over 50 bucks. So.
After drooling over the many ruffled shower curtains I've seen out in blog-land, I finally went for it... with a bit of help from Mom (she did the most annoying parts, figuring out measurements, serging and doing the rolled hem on all 11 layers! I love going home to have mom work on my projects for me!) I was so excited to make this that I even skipped taking a nap yesterday to whip it up! Impressive, right? Initially I had planned on using this tutorial completely, but I ended up just using a single layer of sheet for each layer where she had doubled it. Thanks to my mom using the rolled hem, I think it made the shower curtain much lighter (although it is still pretty heavy). I did use her idea to make a little ruffle for the top of the curtain to cover up the metal grommets that don't look so great with the ruffly look. Ooo, and you might be interested to know that I've never liked the ruffling method where you have to pull a thread because the thread ALWAYS breaks on me, so I just made the ruffles right before I would sew right over them- much easier in my opinion.

Here's a close up of my small ruffle on top.
So hard to get a decent shot in such a small bathroom!

I love it. I keep walking past the bathroom just so I can look at it. Go make one yourself. The end.
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  1. This is beautiful! You would probably have to pay a lot more than $50 if you bought this in a store. Great job!

  2. This is gorgeous! I'm bookmarking your page for when I finally get a place of my own again :-)

  3. Looks awesome, great work!