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Monday, February 22, 2010

The No Ruffle Shower Curtain

Mommy Made It Monday

My first real post! Yay! Not only that, but I also submitted this project for The DIY Showoff. Visit The DIY Showoff for amazing projects from wonderful women {some men, too I would guess}.

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Ok, so this shower curtain was supposed to be ruffley, inspired by this Anthropologie curtain:



The tag on the white fabric I bought said it was 72” wide. So, two yards should have been 72”x72”. Am I crazy? Don’t answer that. Instead it was only like 2 ft wide. Big “boooo”. I was too anxious to get this done now, so I improvised. I took the beige and added it to the bottom. It looks way too boring for me, like something you could buy at Wal-Mart for $10. Not what I was going for! What do you think?

First I hemmed the side and top edges of the white fabric. I found this little goody that actually says it is for roman shades. I knew that there was no way I would be able to add grommets to my curtain, but this would be perfect!


I had no idea how I wanted to attach the tan fabric to the white fabric. I tried a few different ideas and only had to rip the seams 3 times. I was very frustrated patient.


I tried to just ruffle the tan….nope!

Luckily, my wonderful hubby brought me my mommy crack…Diet Pepsi!


I decided just to sew it straight and see how it looked. Eh.


The walls in the bathroom are being painted a dark sage, so I think I may take some light weight sage and add some ruffles where the two fabrics meet…hide that seam. Good idea?

I am proud of myself, though! I never would have thought I could make even the simplest of shower curtains.

On another note, the two rooms I promised my hubby I would focus on are the downstairs bathroom and the toy room. Mostly because we are supposed to have overnight guests {non-family for the first time} and they will be staying in the toy room and using the downstairs bath. I wanted to get the toy room organized so guests didn’t feel like they were sleeping in Toys R Us {a ransacked TRU, at that}. It just made sense to get the bathroom done at the same time. What does this mean for readers? You will mostly see projects from those two rooms throughout February and most of March.

Let me know what you think of my first real post!

- Laney

The Girl Creative


  1. So this is where you've been all afternoon...
    Good job on the shower curtain.

  2. good job, i cant even tell you made any mistakes!

  3. It looks good sweetie! You're so talented and creative! Love it!

    BTW, if you need any help marketing your blog, gimme a shout out.

    Luv you!
    Auntie Chris