A client wanted his previously custom made drapes remade. He liked the fabrics still and wanted to use them at his new town home. But he wanted them a bit more "now" as he put it. They were pinch pleated drapes. One pair was inner lined and lined. One pair was just lined. Both of them were 2 full widths per panel.
For his new town home, he needed single width panels and twice as many as he had....as luck would have it the two width panels he had split into single widths would give him exactly what he needed.
Sooooo I split the the panels and did away with the pinch pleats to make them flat panels that hung by wooden rings on wooden rods. They were also to long for his new town home. Luckily this worked as a advantage in the remake.
The fabrics were nice quality fabrics and he still very much liked them. He showed me three bedding sets he had purchased and wanted to know which I would go with. Well hands down the terracotta was the right one I felt, it just made the terracotta in the drapes sing. I am always happy to give a client my opinion, but I always ask. Do you love that? I ask him prior to my choice if he loved one of the three more than the others. They all would have "worked" but I wanted to know if he loved one more than the others. When you lovvvvveeeee something a lot then you need to consider that, even if sometimes it may not be the designers choice. :O)......don't get me wrong I would have said to him if one was awful ROFL :O)...To me the terracotta was perfect and beyond the other two. He said no he had picked up all three thinking they worked but he didn't know which to go with, but he too was leaning toward the terracotta. :O)
He did the installation of rods. He installed new rods and sent me these photos the drapes after picking them up and hanging them. They were exactly what he wanted he said, so he was happy. :O)
Remaking existing drapes can become more work than making them from scratch, but in this case it was a good deal for everyone involved.