LINED DRAPES FOR A GMC MOTORHOME
By GERI ROEMER
24 yards 48" wide drapery material plus 6 yards for center cross drape if desired. Some patterns have to be matched and may require more material.
17 yards 4H" wide lining material plus 6 yards for center cross drape.
27 yards 2" buckram or stiffening or 14 yards 4" split to 2" width.
19 yards 1/2" nylon elastic for lower pleat carriers.
20 yards 1/2" twill tape for upper pleat carriers on 197S-1978 motorhomes. Use existing plastic tabs for 1973 & 1874 models. Use existing plastic tabs for privacy & windshield curtains for all 1973-1978 models.
Rollers and tabs are available from: Geneva Dye 904-789-2057
941 Vicksburg Street
Deltona, Florida 32726
Determine finished length of drapes and cut panels 5” longer. Cut lining 3" shorter than cut drapery length. Always trim selvages and pull a thread in the material to have a straight edge.
Dinette & opposite window: 1-1/2 panels each side, making 3 panels to a window. Cut drapes 42" long and lining 33" long making a finished drape 37" long.
Galley window: 1/2 panel each side. Cut drape 41” long and lining 32" long making a finished drape 36” long.
Door window: 1/2 panel each side. Cut drape 40" long and lining 31" long making a finished drape 35" long.
Windshield: 2 panels each side. Cut drape 35" long and lining 26" long making a finished drape 30" long and lining 26” long making a finished drape 30” long. Pleat l/2" deep every 6" in top only, (Every other pleat turned in opposite direction so it folds like an accordion.). Sew glide tabs from old drapes between pleats.
Rear Window: 2 panels each side. Cut drape 42" long and lining 33" long making a finished drape 37" long.
Rear side windows: 1 panel each side, making 2 panels to a window. Cut drape 42" long and lining 33" long making a finished drape 37" long.
Center Cross Drape: 1-1/2 panels each side. Cut drapes 61" long and lining 52” long making a finished drape 56” long. Pleat 1/2” every 6” in top of drape only. Sew glide tabs from old drapes between pleats.
With right sides of drapery and lining together sew top and bottom seams using 1/2" seam. Turn drape to right side and press 2-1/2" hem in top and bottom. Put Buckram inside folds and pin into place. (This will be sewed when the pleats are made. ) Sew lining to drape at sides; turn under 1/4" and press. Then turn under 1-1/4" hem on each side. Press and stitch. This gives ample space for dowels in center hem. (Velcro may be used to hold drapes closed, if desired .) Starting about 2-1/2" from side of drape make folds in top and bottom every 6" for or' pleats. For 19?5-1978 models insert folded 4-1/2" strips of twill tape on an angle in each top pleat to form a carrier for the rod. For 1973 & 1974 models sew guide tabs from old drapes between pleats. Insert folded 4" strips of elastic in each bottom pleat. Sew 3/4" from fold to form pleat. Pleat both top and bottom making certain pleats match.
Most of the upper rod hracket can be exposed by cutting a hole in rear of cabinet in the area of the bracket. Then by direct vision you can snap the rod into the brackets with a large screwdriver in the end of the rod. A two inch hole saw makes a neat hole and it is only visible when the cabinet is unloaded