Silk Chiffon Petal Flutter

I fell in love with this fabric a long time ago after seeing it used as curtains in a local coffee shop. I thought it must have been homemade. Then I ran into it several years later at Satin Moon Fabrics in San Francisco (remember, Lisa?). And I just found it again online at New York Fashion Center Fabrics — in 26 colorways, no less. It’s pricey — worth it, no doubt, for the high quality silk chiffon, but for the tall curtains I need right now, maybe making this out of a synthetic organza would be more of something I could dream of affording. But that would be an obscene amount of small scraps to sew in a line! What do you think?

5 Comments

  1. Heather says:

    It would take me days and days to sew up something like that and cutting all those scraps out would be boring. But the price :faint:. If you really loved it and planned it keep the curtains for a few years then I’d buy the fabric ready made.

  2. Could you just buy a small piece and use it as a trim on a matching plain sheer chiffon? It could be a contrasting hem or a long side piece. It is a beautiful piece .. bet they make some gorgeous curtains.

  3. Angela says:

    well at least there is free shipping when you spend $300. lol

  4. Liz H says:

    It would make lovely curtains, but I wouldn’t recommend silk for curtains, especially in a sunny window, as silk will fade and deteriorate rather quickly in direct sunlight. To avoid that you’d need to line them and I guess that would defeat the purpose of using chiffon in the first place. Synthetic is a better choice – I’m sure there is a synthetic version out there somewhere.

  5. Judy says:

    Tedious work, but they would be so beautiful!