Catherine Valance Pattern
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This unique Catherine Valance pattern is a casual take on a formal style and can be adapted to fit any size window by adding additional swag sections. Our instructions are for a valance that is 38-42” finished width. The information needed to add to or reduce the width is included. The finished length of the valance is approximately 22 ½” at the swag, 17½” at the middle horn and 34” at the side jabots. The jabots are lined in a contrasting fabric. A facing made with decorative fabric is used along the bottom edge of the swag lining so that ivory/white lining does show to the front.
This Catherine Valance Pattern works best when constructed out of a medium-weight decorative fabric.
Use a drapery interlining to give the valance the best body and shape. Interlining is a flannel-like cotton fabric that hangs between the face fabric and the lining. It is available in white and natural colors and can be found at most decorative fabric stores or at Home Sewing Depot. It is not the same thing as interfacing.
We mounted our valance on a wooden rod with rings.