Last year I made curtains and a valance for my mother-in-law. They came out well and we were both pleased. But after awhile the valance started sagging in the middle. Since I didn’t really know what I was doing in the first place, I didn’t get upset. Sometimes that’s the way these things go. I hoped it would work, but it was just too long and didn’t stay straight. So I brought it home for a re-work.
Instead of making one long piece for the whole valance, I created two parts this time. The trouble with the original valance was the middle part of the rod had a support going into the wall that I had to design around. I got two curtain rods and my hubby installed them right next to each other. I chopped the long valance in half and resewed the two parts. The fabric was tricky to work with and keep fraying, so I had to redo all of the seams. But in the end, it was worth the effort!
Here’s the result:
Now the fabric is supported all the way across the window and there’s no “funny business,” as my grandma would say, through the middle.