lizzy house is in my house!

6.04.2012

Well, Lizzy isn't actually here, just her fabric.  I wish though.  Have you seen her praying mantis named Juniper?


I bought Outfoxed Leaf Stripe in Orange a while back to make a shower curtain.  I couldn't muster up the nerve to figure out how I was going to cut up almost 5 yards of fabric.  It was silly really, when I look back.   I just used my existing shower curtain for a guide, except for the length.  My old curtain shrunk in such a huge way in the wash (even though I'm pretty sure I washed it on cold).  Normally I wouldn't wash such a thing very much, but you know, my kids thought it was just great that the shower curtain hangs right next to the sink - perfect surface for wiping their hands ALL OVER!  I had even mounted a little kid height friendly hook to hang their very own hand towel on, but it wasn't in time I guess.


So the shower curtain had to go.  Which also meant the paint, wall art, and fabric buckets had to go, too.  I love changing things up, this bathroom had the same curtain/paint for about 6 years, definitely time to move on.  You can see pics of the bathroom before here.


I just matched the pattern and used a turn and stitch seam? (I think!, actually this example has more clear shots) to join the fabric making it wide enough for the shower opening.  I also used a little Pellon SF101 interfacing at the top hem where the button holes are.


I used the same paint color as my bedroom (since the bathroom is mostly tile, it just needed a little bit of paint).  I'm really happy to walk by the bathroom now, it's kind of a nice surprise!  Now to figure out what to hang on the wall and maybe some sewing to make a little organizer for the back of the toilet.


37 comments :

  1. Looks great! Sadly, I can't tell WTH is going on in the critical portion of that tutorial. Could be the fabric choice or something. Kudos to you for being able to figure it out.

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  2. so very pretty Anna! I love that orange. You did a great job sewing up the curtain too-- I get really overwhelmed with big pieces and keeping everything straight, and yours is perfection.

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  3. ooo, i love this fabric as a shower curtain!!!

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  4. Ahh! Look how cute it is!! Love it! What perfect fabric for a curtain! :)

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  5. That fabric does make a great shower curtain. I made a shower curtain last summer and I was so anxious to make the cut too. I completely understand!

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  6. See, now I don't know why I've just bought a shower curtain.. My blog post is all about my bathroom today too. :-)

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  7. I like your shower curtain, but I love your paint color!!! Would you mind sharing what color that is?

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  8. So, so pretty! And the perfect time for some inspiration - some time over the next couple of weeks we're planning on changing things up in our bathroom since it's due (well, over due) for a paint job. Unfortunately, I'm the most indecisive person known to human-kind!

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  9. This turned out really nicely! Nice work, and great choice of fabric!!

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  10. It looks great! That is such a great orange I am going to have to get some now. I love a good orange.

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  11. WOW!!!!!! I love this so much!!!! the color is fantastic, of course! your bathroom looks like so much fun!!! i definitely think some art is in order for that wall.

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  12. this is so pretty! i'd love to be cheered up by that shower curtain in the morning :)

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  13. that's probably one of the happiest shower curtains i've ever seen! great choice. ours is boring white. :(

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  14. I love a new shower curtain. It can totally change the way a bathroom looks

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  15. I love the orange curtain, so bright and fresh. Great job, ur bathroom look great

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  16. LOVE YOUR SHOWER CURTAIN!! That fabric looks so awesome with all that yardage. perfect punchy colors. i think i need some sofa throw pillows with this fabric now. thanks for sharing! :-)

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  17. Oh wow I love this! 5 yards though, that's a pricey shower curtain.

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  18. I LOVE that fabric. It's so vibrant and cheerful. A great choice for a bathroom.

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  19. Oh I loove the print you chose! :)

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  20. What a great project. It is lovely.

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  21. Love the curtain! You did a great job. The print is so fun Makes me want to make one now. I love the two narrow white ledge shelves, too. Where did you find those?

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  22. I love a simple clean bathroom :)

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  23. Wow that is such a pretty shower curtain, Anna! If I were you, I would find every reason to go to the bathroom just to enjoy the sunshine color! I wish I could whip up curtains like you do. It seriously looks like some coolest curtains in the catalog!

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  24. I die! Your bathroom is so cute!

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  25. Yay, it's so pretty! Simple, graphic and strongly colored. Love it. I know what you mean about washing a shower curtain. OMG, my old one was filthy from those kids and that husband. I am NEVER dirty ;)

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  26. LOVE the orange fabric! That looks REALLY great! Really brightens up the bathroom! Nice fabric choice, as usual!

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  27. How beautiful!! I especially love the glow it creates!!

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  28. LOVE it! I never thought to make a shower curtain. Coolest bathroom ever!!

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  29. Oh my, your bathroom is exactly the same size as mine! I thought I was the only one with the tinyest bathroom in the world. LOVE the white with orange curtain! Gives me hope... :)

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  30. Love your blog, I stumbled on it through a different one. Will become a follower. If you are still looking for art for your bathroom, see here for cute original handpulled prints:
    shoppicadoodlepress.etsy.com

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