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Old 10-26-2008, 04:18 PM
 
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OK, my grandmother had some amazing French pleat silk curtains that match my living room perfectly.

They were too short so I added a great 24" band of a coordinating silk print. Looks good.

Here's my issue...I need to add lining and interlining. Should I add it from the inside and not interfere with the original construction or should I make a new panel of interlining, silk protector and add it to the back? I would take the whole thing apart but I do not want to have to re make the French pleats...

What route should I take?
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Naples, FL
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Boy, that's kind of a tough one - - how old and what kind of condition are the curtains in? They must be fairly good shape, or you would not have been able to add the additional pieces. How tight is the tacking on the pleats? Personally, because they are silk I would probably not mess with the current existing construction.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:19 PM
 
Location: In my playhouse.
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Here's my issue...I need to add lining and interlining

I don't understand why you feel the need to add lining and interlining to the curtains. You need to be very careful with older fabric. I think I would make light blocking panels and hang them behind the curtains instead of trying to attach lining and interlining to the curtains themselves.

Hum, just had a thought - are you talking about adding to just the panel you added or the entire curtain?
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Mid Missouri
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My thoughts are exactly the same as Clay Lady.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:58 AM
 
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I was going to add to the entire curtain...the panels are in amazing shape but I want to add something to retain the heat...
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: In my playhouse.
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something to retain the heat

OK, save yourself a big headache and plan something apart from the curtain. Look at the windows and decide if you will put the new rod inside the window frame or outside on the frame. If on the outside will work best than shop for a rod that will not stick out very much. Shop for a light colored quilted material for the panels. You can just make them flat with no gathers.

There are also double rod curtain hangers that you could use. I would lean towards something thick like a quilted material placed as close to the window as possible to help retain the heat.
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