I LOVE really FULL curtains.
I bought enough fabric for really FULL curtains.
I GOT GREEDY.
I looked at all that fabric and thought, "wow, I can cut enough off of this to make 2 matching pillowcases and still have enough for FULL curtains !"
I got one panel finished and hung it up by itself to check the length...............and found that the width barely came past the center of the window. Sadly, I finished the second panel, and saw that I had accidentally hemmed the first one to a half-inch shorter header than the second one.
Silly confession : Before bedtime last night, I realized that the reason for the screwholes in the tops of the 4 posts was that this must have been a canopy bedframe originally. ! ! ! As a little girl, I DREAMED of having a canopy bed..........raised in a household full of brothers !
So, I took the fabric for the curtains and draped it over the four posts, secured it with clothespins, and traveled backwards about 45-50 years to my childhood dreams. I LOVED IT.........although Lottie-dah threatened to bring it down on my head at any moment ! LOL !
UPDATE: I did also finish the pillowcases.