Hello. Thank you for so much for such detailed, professional tutorials. I used one of them to make a pair of triple pleat lined curtains a few years ago - they turned out very nicely! I am now planning to make a couple of Roman blinds and have a question about the kit.
My finished blind width will be 152.5 cm. I am planning to use a headrail kit from Merrick & Day, which comes in standard widths. The size nearest to my blind's width is 150 cm and the next one up is 180 cm. Can I get away with using the 150 cm wide kit or do I need to buy the 180 cm one and cut it to size? Just seems such a waste...
We would buy the 180cm and cut it down.
I like a very dark bedroom - I've looked at all your comments regarding backout interlining etc. If you hang a roman blind outside the recess (so I can put things on the window sill) would the blind then be hanging away from the wall so that you get light seepage around the edge. Would it be 'darker' to hang the blind inside the recess?
You will get more light seepage around the roman blind if you mount it
outside the recess. You will still also get some light seepage around
the blind though even if mounted inside the recess.
If you really want to black the room out you need floor length blackout curtains returned to the wall covered with a pelmet.