These are informal and fun, the long ties keep them from being too serious, the pin tucks contain the volume of fabric at the top; the poles and rings just work with the build environment they are in… our studio.
Describes any diaphanous, transparent or semi-transparent material made into curtains, under curtains or blinds for the look and the feeling that sheer fabrics give, to provide a degree of privacy or to filter sunlight or breeze.
Fabrics to use are silk or cotton organdie, silks, faux silks, organza, calico, voile, muslin, spotted muslins, cheesecloth, fine linen, cotton, lawn, banana, pineapple and bamboo fibres, and any of the open weaves such as leno and mesh.
We do often use silk for under curtains and it is very lovely and light and infinitely preferable to anything synthetic, however realistic. The only drawback is that silk is not very durable in direct sun light, so needs to be replaced or at least be re-hung sides to middle after a couple to three years
In truth, by nature of the situation, most sheers will fade, wear or mark on the leading edge, so we always make welt seams and finish the outside edges in exactly the same stitching as the leading edge, simply so that they can be turned easily..