Recently my Mom brought me these delicate lace trims and fabrics she has been collecting for many years. Now that I am all grown up, I can have them! At first I hung this 100% cotton lace fabric as a plain window panel coming down all the way to the floor. But it was not working as it was obstructing the beautiful view of our garden.
After a bit of a brainstorming I decided to transform the lace into a roman shade of some sorts. I came up with ruching the delicate fabric with white ribbon, no sewing involved. Using the trick that my Mom taught me once, I attached a safety pin to the end of the ribbon and went through the lace measuring equal distance for each "stitch". Tying each strand of ribbon at the end in a bow, and gathering the fabric to the desirable length, I ended up with a window treatment that adds softness to the hard surfaces of the room and keeps the window view unobstructed.