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lizzy house is in my house!

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.

38 thoughts on “lizzy house is in my house!

  1. Jenny says:

    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.

  2. Krista says:

    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.

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

  4. Jeni says:

    Ahh! Look how cute it is!! Love it! What perfect fabric for a curtain! 🙂

  5. Amy Friend says:

    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!

  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. 🙂

  7. Emily says:

    So pretty and cheerful!

  8. Michele says:

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

  9. twin fibers says:

    Super cute! I love it! 🙂

  10. Carolyn says:

    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!

  11. emedoodle says:

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

  12. Darci says:

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

  13. 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.

  14. this is so pretty! i’d love to be cheered up by that shower curtain in the morning 🙂

  15. thea says:

    How beautiful!

  16. kristin says:

    that’s probably one of the happiest shower curtains i’ve ever seen! great choice. ours is boring white. 🙁

  17. DKB says:

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

  18. Anonymous says:

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

  19. Emily Curfew says:

    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! 🙂

  20. Angie says:

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

  21. Really loving that fabric!!

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

  23. Ping says:

    Oh I loove the print you chose! 🙂

  24. erica says:

    Looks great Anna!

  25. Anonymous says:

    What a great project. It is lovely.

  26. veronicamade says:

    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?

  27. I love a simple clean bathroom 🙂

  28. ayumills says:

    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!

  29. Sarah says:

    I die! Your bathroom is so cute!

  30. 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 😉

  31. Lydia says:

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

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

  33. Dahlia says:

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

  34. warmewegirl says:

    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… 🙂

  35. EG says:

    I love it a lot!

  36. 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

  37. Marcia Clements says:

    Do you make shower curtains to order? I love yours

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