Who Wore It Best: Ruffled Curtain Edition

Like women on a mission, Whitney and my mother have done their fair share of making circular ruffles, sewing them end-to-end, and hemming them up for the ruffled shower curtain that’s been part of the peacock mood board since day one of the bathroom do-over. By the time they finished the project, Whitney said it looked beautiful enough to wear.  So she did…
ruffled curtain
What? Not the reveal you were expecting?

Let’s get back to where we left off from the circular ruffle post…What’s a bunch of ruffles with nothing to put them on? With that in mind, we’ve been keeping our eyes open for a twin sheet that we could repurpose into our curtain. It took a few trips to the second hand store (and a few department stores), but we finally found what we were looking for, and it didn’t break the bank.
teal twin sheet
As you’ll recall, since we bought them out of the fabric we used for the ruffles we had to use every bit we could, and that meant putting some of that high school math to good use. Figuring that we could get about 20 rows of our 5” ruffles, we spaced the rows 4.75” apart from one another.
how to make a shower curtain
Using an iron and a measuring tape, we ironed creases into the sheet that would indicate where the ruffles would be attached. It helped keep it all fairly even. In the interest of full disclosure I’ll have you know that we had to do the ironing process twice since someone wasn’t careful enough about measuring and we ended off track at the end – but I learned an important lesson on accurate measuring, so it’s all good. Anyway, you can see two sets of iron marks which we fixed as we went along.
ruffled curtain
As soon as the marks were made on the sheet, I retired with the kids to watch Superman while the ladies finished attaching the ruffles to the sheet.
circular ruffles
With the ruffles finally on, it was only a matter of attaching another Ikea product, this time the Riktig band that would be used to allow hooks to connect the curtain to the new rail I installed recently.
We used the metal hooks, also from Ikea’s drapery department and attached them roughly 4 inches apart.
hanging shower curtains
And up on the track they go.
ruffle shower curtain
We don’t have a lot of space in the bathroom, so taking pictures can be a bit of a challenge.  It’s a lot of color in one place, especially since it goes from floor to ceiling, so we’ve taken to drawing them to one side to open up the space and tame the amount of teal.
ruffle curtains
Sure, the ruffled curtain looks great on Flamenco Whitney, but I must say, I think the bathroom wears it best. Cast your vote.

Update: Want to see how it all turned out? We’ve posted the final reveal and cost break down for the kid’s peacock bathroom here.

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  1. Ole’! You go with your ruffle wearing shower curtain self!

  2. LOVE it!!

  3. Whitney definitely wore it best! What a an awesome curtain. I’m pinning the tutorial!! I’m all signed up on the new linky follower tool. It’d be great if you wanted to come by and follow me back!

  4. I love this! It’s beautiful!

  5. Definitely better on Whitney!

  6. It’s a toss up, it looks pretty fabulous on the shower buuuuuuut……Whit does know how to pull off a giant shower curtain of ruffles like a champ. Great job guys, it is gorgeous!

  7. I think that is the prettiest shower curtain ever! It looks great as a flamenco dress too–I think Whitney should wear it often!

  8. Jen Watkins says:

    I just love reading your blog! I have to say the curtain looks great in the bathroom…HOWEVER it looks UH-MAZING on Whitney! She should totally wear it and make another for the bathroom! :)
    Thanks for all the great tutorials!

  9. WOW! Gorgeous ~ love the ruffles, the color everything!!
    thanks for sharing!

  10. Talk about WOW factor!! That turned out beautiful and I love the color you chose! What punch it gives to your bathroom. Good work!

  11. So Pretty! I am loving this and the color makes my heart go pitter patter!

  12. Gorgeous! I so want to do this, I am just scared of all the work. Good job!

  13. I love it! This is on my to-do list for a bedroom door :)
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  14. I love, love, love this shower curtain. It must have been a lot of work to get all those ruffles sewn on. I’d love for you to link this up to my VERY FIRST link party.

  15. One of these shower curtains is on my to-do list… in the same color even! I’m going to pair it with red towels, a red rug, and hang some art that pulls in both colors. Now I just need to get it out of my head and make it happen! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

  16. I adore your bathroom curtain! My absolute favorite color! Beautiful!


  17. It’s beautiful…I love the color!

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  18. LOVE ruffle curtains! What a great idea to do shower curtains instead of just regular curtains!

  19. wow it looks amazing i would love for you to link up at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/