Originally Posted by somewhereinusa
... Have you done this on your bus? How do they look with window that is longer than tall?
I haven't done this yet. So far it is the only window covering that I like. Since we are keeping the original bus windows, which open from the top/down, it seems to be the best choice. My problem is that I like to wash the curtains every so often. While a stix-n-brix house curtain isn't supposed
get that all that dirty , the curtains in the RV accumulates grime quickly which I attribute to driving down the road. Also I have to decide on a Top Down Only or a Top Down/Bottom Up.
My RV curtains are "cafe" style that I made from MicroFiber waffle weave dishtowels. They are washable. I have to figure out how to make the Roman shades to where I can take them down a couple times a year and toss them in the washer/dryer. I figure that I will have to study both methods and make an insulated shade using an old blanket instead of the Reflectix (and prewashed fabric). The alternative is to use a cheapy quilt from Wal-Mart (I'm shooting for an easy care "vintage beach cottage" look... unless I change my mind again). If I use the cheapy quilt, All I have to do is line the back with the curtain liner (slows down the rot due to the sunlight) and it's all machine washable.
My windows are :
The Roman Shades should look fine, in my opinion. I've never made a Roman shade but David made one for his house boat out of red velvet (that was pre-me so I never saw it). He says the hardest thing is keeping the string from getting knotted up while you are stringing it .
Sure beats mini blinds all up and down!
Decisions, decisions, decisions! Just one of so many!