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6.14.2010

Say whaaaat?!?!?

So, I have always been really good at math. It was my favorite subject in school. And when I go back to school, I am considering accounting.


So tell me, how in the world did this happen?






My girlies needed some curtains.


Found this completely FAB tutorial I loved.



(Once again-- YES, I know it needs to be ironed. . .!)




Ordered the fabric.


Took measurements.





Found the curtain rod that matched perfectly.


Stitched it up.


Used my MAD carpentry skills to get the rod on the wall.



AND. . . .





It is three inches too short.


Just lovely!



The bright side?



So glad I didn't make the second curtain yet!

19 comments:

Melissa Stramel said...

Hi Leisel. This cracks me up. I love math too, and yet I have had these moments. I just wanted to let you know that the red and black dress you entered was one of my favorites and my hubbie's absolutely fav. But my other two judges didn't agree and we wanted to be unanimous. But I really did love it!

A. said...

Hee hee! You know, it'd look really cute with another strip of the flowered fabric on the bottom. I'm just sayin'... :)

Lisa Marie said...

No big deal, Leisel! I do this all the time when I'm making my tops (it's hard to measure yourself, you know?). I'd just add a cute contrast panel across the bottom and re-hem... Unless you're worried it wouldn't drape right with another seam. Just a thought!

Just Me @ My Domestic Experiments said...

or legthen the strings so more ligh comes in at the top.

Me? A Mom? said...

I'm so glad to know I'm not the only one that this happens to!

The Sewing Dork said...

Please be aware that this happens to us non-math types at least 75 times a month.

Mama Lusco said...

I've been math-challenged lately, too! Could you add a band of fabric or a ruffle to the bottom? Love that top fabric!

Leigh said...

I agree with the others, add another band of the daisies to the bottom! It will look totally intentional (and super cute!) and no one will ever know! Well, unless they read your blog, I guess! :D

Lisa said...

Sorry, but this made me laugh! I think this has happened to all of us :)

Judith said...

Oh Dear!!!!!!!!!!!!1 I have done this before. I forgot to take into account of the height of the curtain pole. However mine was easily put right. Think your going to have to add some more fabric on somewhere. Nice curtains though.

BJ_Mama said...

aww...they beat me to it...with the extra contrasting strip of fabric on the bottom!

Kelly O. said...

cute curtains!
add a ruffle to the bottom and you're all set!

ktquilts said...

Ahem....from experience, the print at the top will look lovely as border at the bottom!!

Blessings,

KT

Lynette said...

Oh...that stinks!!! How frustrating!!!

Little Treasures said...

I agree with Kelly O! A ruffle or a flounce would really solve the situation!

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

The good news is that you could probably put a strip on the bottom that either matches or coordinates with the top.

Lauren said...

I also agree with Kelly O! Ruffles solve every problem!

A Curious Fox

iris*hill said...

I had to laugh--cause I been there/done that!! Should be a simple fix with all the wonderful suggestions offered.

Michelle said...

All it needs is a little coordinating band on the bottom!