Monday, August 3, 2009

Adjust my friend

One of the charming, and some times challenging, features of our new apartment is that we have quite a few slanted ceilings. It makes our apartment very cozy and cute, but I'm sure it will require me to customize a few items necessary to apartment living.

The first challenge that we had to undertake was redesigning our shower curtain to hang in our trapezoidal shaped shower. Alex came up with the plans, while I manned the sewing machine, hemming and shaping our shower curtain into two pieces: a stationary panel and a doorway panel.

Modified Shower Curtain
  • 1 Apt 9 shower curtain
  • Coordinating thread
  • Washable marker
Directions
  • Starting with the doorway panel, I used a washable marker to mark where the shower curtain needed to be hemmed. Next, I marked the end of the doorway panel.
  • Using the geometric pattern, I cut straight across the bottom of the shower curtain 1/2 inch below where I marked the hem. Next I cut the shower curtain 1/2 inch to the right of where I marked the end of the doorway panel.
  • Then I hemmed these two pieces by folding them over 1/4 inch and then 1/4 inch again, pinning, and sewing.
  • Next, I moved on to the stationary panel! I started by hanging one end of the stationary panel to the shower curtain rod and gauged how the top of the panel would need to be adjusted for the slant. I marked this with a fabric marker.
  • I took down the stationary panel and laid it flat on the floor. Using my ruler and fabric marker I measured 2 inches up from my mark and 2 inches over from the edge of the curtain that would touch the doorway panel.
  • Using a ruler, I drew a straight line from these new marks and cut along this slant.
  • Then I hemmed the top by folding over 1 inch and 1 inch again.
  • I also hemmed the bottom of this the same as the bottom of the doorway panel.
  • Lastly, I checked the placement of the shower curtain hook button holes on the doorway panel. The original design had placed the holes every 6 inches. I matched this by creating button holes in the newly sewn seam every 6 inches.
  • Once I was done, I hung up my masterpiece and took a shower!

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