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Problem: Client had ready-made bedding and panels when she moved into a new home. The ready-made panels were still in their original packaging and she had taken the precaution of purchasing extra panels at the time of the move. The problem was that the panels were a standard 84" finished length and the windows were over 90" long.

Solution: There were enough ready-made panels that we could seam them together for double-width panels, and add length to the panels. We chose a coordinating flat trim to cover the seam line where the additional length was added to the panels.


Some potential pitfalls to this solution:

-- The old hem line is 8-10" above the trim. The fabric must be forgiving enough to allow you to press out the original hem.

-- The lining had to be seamed also. It's seam line was higher than that of the face fabric because linings tend to have shallower hems. You must verify that the seam line on the lining will not show in the window and the fabric is dark enough that the shadow from the seam line will not show through to the inside of the room. down for a full view of one of the panels.

The decorative trim is a perfect embellishment to this treatment. No one ever need know these were pieced for length..

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