I particularly like the fabric (home decor weight fabric by Amy Butler), it’s jolly and colourful, and manages to be both slightly retro and modern at the same time. I am a big fan of Amy Butler.
From a sewing point of view it was a new learning experience for me because I decided to line the curtains with light-blocking thermal fabric. We live in an old poorly-insulated house, and in the winter it tends to rather chilly, so I’ve decided to line all the curtains I make. Although it wasn’t particularly difficult, it took me a couple goes to decide the best way to go about it (foolishly, I was too impatient to search for any instructions, I thought it’ll be easy enough to figure it out). Yes I did figure it out, but no doubt I would’ve saved some time by doing some research first.
In the end I decided to leave the net curtains the previous owner had left behind. I rather like them as I thought they go nicely with the mood of the Amy Butler fabric … oops, have I just confessed publicly I like net curtains… how untrendy is that! Well, they’re sort of retro, aren’t they?