2018 was very busy for SK Designs; we had many wonderful client window treatment and bedding projects, attended a great drapery workroom trade show in October, added a commercial walking foot machine to our workroom, and are looking forward to 2019.
Here are a few of my favorite things from 2018:
Beautifully detailed pillows for a bed. The green grosgrain ribbon is formed into a Greek key design on these Euro pillows and the neckroll has a reversible cummerbund wrap.
These dining room draperies remind me of liquid silver! These panels are made from a beautiful silk fabric and feature a stunning embroidered band on the leading edge. The trim and fabric work so well with the "oyster shell" finish of the drapery hardware.
Another gorgeous banding detail on these study drapery panels in the same beautiful home. Bandings are very popular right now and come in wide variety of widths and styles. They are so awesome!
One of my favorite projects of 2018 (below). These custom arched rods complement the French blackout lined drapery panels in this stunning living room. Love these!
The silk drapery panels below have a (sort of) funny story. We had installed these somewhat recently and my client called me a while later to let me know that her dogs like to look out that window and they also tend to play a little in front of the arched window. Guess what? They were playing and actually tore the fabric at the hem. Now this was not a matter of the hem being tugged out of place; the fabric was actually split and torn!
Fortunately we were able to obtain more of the same fabric, and even more importantly, the dye lot matched perfectly! So we replaced one width of the panel and added hold backs to keep the panels out of the way of playtime. Mission accomplished!
We are in our fourth year of teaching a free after school Sewing Club at an area elementary school. Here are a few photos from the fall semester. Photo #1 shows some of my students. SK Designs is also sponsoring a second Sewing Club at another school which has another great instructor (photos 2-4).
Looking forward to a great 2019!