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Old 04-05-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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My New Curtains, Gaucho, Accordion Door

Here are pictures of my latest project on the Lil' 66 Tradewind guys!

I sewed 11 new curtains and a new accordian door. All are lined. I also made brand new cushions with new foam and new fabrics for the goucho!

Im so proud I had to post the pictures for you to see!

Gearing up for the 2010 camping season sure is fun!
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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BEAUTIFUL! Nice job!
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:25 PM   #3
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Very nice! I'd really like to see more pictures.
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:30 PM   #4
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Nice work. Looks great.
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:16 PM   #6
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a few more pics

A goucho cushion "in progress" photo.
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Looks, really good!
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Old 04-05-2010, 09:20 PM   #8
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Bedroom side of accordian

Each side of accordian door has different fabric, White for bedroom side and striped for kitchen side.
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Nice stuff.

Can we ask a couple of silly questions since we were thinking of re-doing drapes in our AS and you see to be the pro? We read somewhere that fabrics should all be non-flammable. Is that really necessary? Did you buy treated fabrice and if so where did you get it? When you say you backed/lined the curtains was that done to block out light, insulate, both? What did you use to back them? Thanks.
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Old 04-06-2010, 07:45 AM   #10
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Nice stuff.

Can we ask a couple of silly questions since we were thinking of re-doing drapes in our AS and you see to be the pro? We read somewhere that fabrics should all be non-flammable. Is that really necessary? Did you buy treated fabrice and if so where did you get it? When you say you backed/lined the curtains was that done to block out light, insulate, both? What did you use to back them? Thanks.
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I assure you I am no pro! I cheated a little, I had some semi new custom draperies, I cut them all to length and width, sewed the tops with 1" hems as well as the sides with 1" hems (ont he machine). I inserted the traverse hooks at the top. They were already lined, all I had to do was cut and rehem to the dimensions, and press the new seams. IMO draperies should always be lined, both for keeping the light out in hot summers or for privacy in evening as well as keeping the cold out when you have the heat on. Lined draperies also give the look and feel of richness because they are more substantial in weight, from the outside the white lining fabric also looks nice. The striped fabric is cotton, Im sure of it, the lining is a thinner cotton/poly blend. The accordian door was a little more complicated and involves buying a set of vertical blinds and sewing pockets in your fabrics, I attached upholstery hooks at the top thru the fabric, then the hole in the blind then the backing fabric to hang. Sometimes you can find curtains at stores ie: Bed Bath and Beyond for relatively cheap, if on clearance and you use a coupon, fabric at Joann is about $6 a yd depending plus you may need the backing fabric also. IMO its just easier to buy the drapes then cut and hem them to your size, but I always try to hem at the top, since the bottom hems are usually perfectly done right out of the bag. As far as non-flammable, Im not a smoker and if I'd use the fabric in my home, I dont see why I wouldn't also use it in the camper, but again Im no pro just a gal with too many hobbies! Feel free to ask if any questions! And post pics of your curtains when your done!
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Wow, Jezibels! You have been hard at work and have some great results to show. Thanks for posting pictures.

We'd love to see you and your Airstream on the road sometime. Were you considering coming to any of the rallies posted on AirForums this camping season?

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Jez:

If you're no pro and that was simple, well I'll dress my dog in a tux!

That sounds like quite a project. Looks great. Thanks for the insight. If anyone else has any thoughts on whether fire retardent fabrics are really important would love to hear. Wonder if AS treats the fabric's it installs?

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I like the fabric and the little details!
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