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Need help making roman swoop valance
beachbaby805
November 30, 2012 in Design Dilemma
I have a double window in my kitchen, and I would like to make a stationary roman swoop valance with an inside mount for each window. I need some guidance as to how much fabric to allow for the gathered swag at the bottom and for side seams.
I haven't sewed in years, so I've forgotten quite a bit. Thanks!
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charleee
I'm not sure what a Roman swoop valance is, is it something like this? [houzz=KH Window Fashions, Inc.]
OR [houzz=Finishng Touches]
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beachbaby805
It's similar to those photos, but the ends pull up. The roman swoop valance is sometimes also called a mock or faux relaxed roman shade, because it is stationary and doesn't operate as a traditional roman shade does.
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charleee
Ok, well, in both of these pictures there is no gathering, so you would buy fabric to cover only the width of the window plus the return on the rod plus seam allowance. So, say you have a window that is 40" wide, the rod has a 3" return on both sides, and you do a 1" seam allowance on both sides. 40 + 6 + 2 = 48".

Does that make sense?
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beachbaby805
Yes, it does. Thanks so much!
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charleee
You're welcome, no problem ! But remember if you want it to be gathered at the top, the general rule is 2 -2 1/2 times the width. Have fun with it!
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