Three Handmade Roman Blinds. Downham Market, Norfolk.

Hello, are you the Curtain lady. Well I have some Pinch Pleat Curtains from my previous home and wish to revive them in my new home. Well this is the reason I designed refresh and revive. So, my lovely customer said we would like the Curtains made into Roman Blinds in three parts of our new home. I have four widths can you make it work. I do not want the stack to be too low. No problem as the fabric is a floral, we will cascade the stack. Make the rose bunch be central and seen from the top fold.

Using customers own fabric, we supplied the lining and child safe roman blind systems. Roman Blinds use less fabric but it is important that the top fold retains the main detail of the print so taking a pair of already made curtains and finding the top and cutting this was exciting for me as love it when I am sailing close to the wind with fabric it keeps you on your toes.

Fitting went well. All three windows where straight forward. But I am never afraid to admit when I make a mistake, and yes, I could lie and not tell the truth but that is not me. So, Hallway 2 Roman Blind I made 10cm short. Oh yes you can imagine my horror! I had written 104cm instead of 114cm. What I did next. Apologised to the customer. Asked if I could return later and bring a new blind. I had one width in customers fabric left so 4 hours later I returned to my customer home and fitted the blind and it fitted! Hurray.

Customer said: “My husband has commented on how well made these Roman Blinds are and hasn’t noticed I have died my hair from blonde to red”

Three Roman Blinds established in June 2020, Handmade by Helena.


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