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How to Dress a Naked Window Paperback – April, 1997
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How to Dress a Naked Window gives clear, thorough, well-illustrated instructions for 32 handsomely designed window treatments. Donna Babylon, a noted home-decor sewing expert who has appeared on many do-it-yourself TV shows, walks us step-by-step through the entire construction process for each design. Her instructions explain everything from where to mount the rod brackets, to measuring and calculating fabric requirements, to cutting, sewing, and final installation. Each of the four categories--valances, tabs, curtains, and shaped treatments--is filled with treatments presented in attractive fabrics. Even novice sewers should be able to tackle most of these projects, because they generally require only straight-line sewing. The final chapter covers all the general techniques and is filled with useful tips and tricks.
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A TRUE step by step guide to beautiful and professional looking window dressings!
I was amazed at the detail in the instructions! Everything is clearly explained in language that sewers and non-sewers alike can understand and follow. Donna makes no assumptions and gives fully detailed instructions for each project and includes professional tips for each treatment,as well. She included full a chapter on general instructions so that your finished product is a window dressing of quality. Nothing is left to chance as she not only gives you a list of the techniques and terms you need to know, she also gives you an exact list of the materials to gather. If that wasn't enough, the designs are stylish and very easily adaptable to one's own home. In addition, there are full color pictures of the finished designs, precise sketches of the process and also, sketches of alternatives to each design. What more can you ask?
I'm using four different designs from this book in my own home. My materials range from poplin and printed cotton for the game room to silk and braided trims for the diningroom. I was quoted an estimate of $1800.00 to do the windows in my diningroom. I'm doing them for $300.00.
The great thing about this book is that everything turns out exactly as you want. You can't miss with How to Dress a Naked Window! I'm saving a couple of windows in anticipation of Donna's next book.
Well Done, Ms. Babylon