"Oh, yes, I shall make some curtains," I said to myself. "They are basically just rectangles. How hard can it be?"
Really, very bloody hard actually.
There are all these conventions you are supposed to follow to make a pair of curtains.
The fabric should be at least twice as wide as your window, and ideally be long enough to drop below the windowsill.
That is a really ginormous piece of fabric.
There should be a left curtain and a right curtain.
That is 2 really ginormous pieces of fabric.
They should have linings.
That is 4 really ginormous pieces of fabric.
Patterns should match when you sew the pieces together.
The pattern on curtain one, should line up with curtain two.
I am too creative to be bound by these rules and regulations. Sewing curtains is too dull for my artistic mind.
So my curtains are slightly wonky, in an artistically endearing sort of way.
And I will NEVER let the concept of making my own curtains ever enter my creative mind again.