Faux-man Shades

I saw this name for faux roman shades used by another blogger, and loved it, since it’s so clever and appropriate.  I decided to buy the fabric that matches my beloved TJ Maxx throw pillows and go for the faux roman shade look for our basement windows.

And this is where I stand in the progress department.  I cut my fabric for my first shade, and I’m embarrassed to tell you how long that took.  That’s the thing about sewing, it’s so … precise.  And I’m so not precise.

At this point, I decided to call it a day, since things were starting to get chaotic around the house, and I can’t sew in chaos.  I’m hoping to make some progress on these this weekend.  You know, when it’s less chaotic.


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    August 24, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Looking forward to finished shades…I so love the fabric…Where did you purchase that? Have a wonderful weekend.

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    Lisa at Shine Your Light
    August 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I love the ones you made for your kitchen! I made faux-man shades using spray adhesive….very professional!
    Can't wait to see these!

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    aimee {sixteen fourteen}
    August 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    That fabric is beautiful! And I so agree with you about sewing…so precise {I've decided it's not for me because I love to rush, ha!} I can't wait to see how the shades turn out.

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    August 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Oh, wow, this fabric is beautiful! I can't wait to see the final results. I totally understand what you mean about starting a sewing project, I usually have to think about it a few times before I decide to start. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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    Lynn @ UpCountry Olio
    August 24, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I think cutting out is always the worst part! I'm wishing you a completely peaceful,quiet weekend with lots of sewing. These will be beautiful!

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    September 4, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I bought that same fabric at Hobby Lobby last weekend and did an upholstered head board with it, turned out great!

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    September 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I have been to 2 local Hobby Lobby's looking for this fabric and no luck. I had been waffling on what I wanted for window treatments in my dining room and love this fabric!!! But now I can't find it ugh … I wish I knew the name. Just keep working slowly with your sewing. It sounds like you are like me and sewing NEVER seems to go smoothly for me.

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