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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.

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38 Responses to lizzy house is in my house!

  1. Jenny 06.04.2012 at 3:53 pm #

    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 06.04.2012 at 3:55 pm #

    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. Jane@Buzzmills 06.04.2012 at 4:03 pm #

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

  4. Jeni 06.04.2012 at 4:10 pm #

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

  5. Amy Friend 06.04.2012 at 4:14 pm #

    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. Jess@craftiness is not optional 06.04.2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Love the orange-so cheerful!

  7. Very Berry Handmade 06.04.2012 at 4:27 pm #

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

  8. Emily 06.04.2012 at 5:24 pm #

    So pretty and cheerful!

  9. Michele 06.04.2012 at 5:46 pm #

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

  10. twin fibers 06.04.2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Super cute! I love it! :)

  11. Carolyn 06.04.2012 at 6:15 pm #

    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!

  12. emedoodle 06.04.2012 at 6:50 pm #

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

  13. Darci 06.04.2012 at 6:58 pm #

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

  14. Kris @ 06.04.2012 at 7:45 pm #

    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.

  15. quirky granola girl 06.04.2012 at 8:00 pm #

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

  16. thea 06.04.2012 at 9:17 pm #

    How beautiful!

  17. kristin 06.04.2012 at 10:38 pm #

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

  18. DKB 06.04.2012 at 11:12 pm #

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

  19. Anonymous 06.04.2012 at 11:16 pm #

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

  20. Emily Curfew 06.04.2012 at 11:42 pm #

    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! :-)

  21. Angie 06.05.2012 at 12:47 am #

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

  22. Little Gumnut 06.05.2012 at 2:36 am #

    Really loving that fabric!!

  23. Stitched Together 06.05.2012 at 5:34 am #

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

  24. Ping 06.05.2012 at 8:28 am #

    Oh I loove the print you chose! :)

  25. erica 06.05.2012 at 10:00 am #

    Looks great Anna!

  26. Anonymous 06.05.2012 at 12:33 pm #

    What a great project. It is lovely.

  27. veronicamade 06.05.2012 at 2:07 pm #

    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?

  28. simplemittens 06.05.2012 at 7:31 pm #

    I love a simple clean bathroom :)

  29. ayumills 06.06.2012 at 10:25 am #

    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!

  30. Sarah 06.06.2012 at 1:00 pm #

    I die! Your bathroom is so cute!

  31. Rachel Hauser 06.06.2012 at 8:52 pm #

    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 😉

  32. Lydia 06.07.2012 at 8:43 pm #

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

  33. Maureen Cracknell Handmade 06.09.2012 at 2:50 pm #

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

  34. Dahlia 06.10.2012 at 2:53 am #

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

  35. warmewegirl 06.11.2012 at 1:00 pm #

    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… :)

  36. EG 06.14.2012 at 9:37 pm #

    I love it a lot!

  37. Mirka Hokkanen 06.17.2012 at 5:26 pm #

    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:

  38. Marcia Clements 07.30.2015 at 1:21 pm #

    Do you make shower curtains to order? I love yours

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