Creating a pirate room was a lot of fun. Keeping it cleaned up enough that it looks like a pirate room and not a ship wreck is not as fun. But at least we can (almost) declare the room done. I finally got the closet curtains sewn so all that's left is touch up stuff (mostly). We took the bi-fold doors off when we turned my office into a nursery. Seems to work well both for maximum closet space access and no pinched little fingers (or big fingers for that matter).
Here's a sample of pirate life...
I got the best match I could to carry the wall waves and sky colors across the closet. The fabric wasn't great quality but I had to go with the colors. Then I just kinda winged it. I seamed the sides to get the right width - of course the two pieces were different widths - then I created 'waves' with the darker blue using Wonder Under. I ironed the edges and ironed the waves onto the lighter blue then top stitched the wave edges. Then I had a big long piece that I draped over the rod and with a lot of trial and error, pinned a top rod pocket so that the wave edge matched the wall waves. I cut and folded and hemmed that up nicely and then hung it up to pin and unpin and pin again to get the bottom hem length. I did the left panel first and like it better but aside from my being self-critical noticing the things I think are 'wrong' I'm really quite happy with the result. Now the waves flow nicely (haha "flow") around the entire room. Ahoy maties!
Wow, that pirate room is great. I wish I had a bedroom lime this as a kid. :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks :-) I was glad to read on your site that you and your friends in Japan are safe. Prayers for your country!ReplyDelete