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how do you buy net curtains?

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yentil Thu 18-Sep-08 19:45:07

I have two windows that need nets measuring 98inches wide with 58 inch drop. I am looking on line and do not know what 'length' i need. does that refer to drop or widht of window. and for gather do i need to add say 50% of width of window onto measurement? therefore by 150 inches of length with 58 inch drophmm.....i wish i had paid more attention to my mother....

p.s any website recommendations appreciated.

AMumInScotland Thu 18-Sep-08 20:13:10

I think length would mean the same as drop, and I think they suggest up to about twice the width of the window for the gather, I guess depending how you like them though.... I think mine are about twice the width. I don't know any websites, though Google came up with lots!

Lio Thu 18-Sep-08 20:22:16

I went to John Lewis and told them the dimensions I had measured and they told me what I needed and showed me the ones I could choose from. If you don't live near one I bet they'd talk to you about it over the phone then you can order online - free delivery.

MsPontipine Thu 18-Sep-08 21:05:58

You don't

blowsy Thu 18-Sep-08 21:07:05

you don't!! (sorry, but nooo!)

LynetteScavo Thu 18-Sep-08 21:07:06

Ms Pontipine, you beat me to it!!

pointydog Thu 18-Sep-08 21:21:14

With a blue rinse and a pac-a-mac. Bo-boom.

EyeballsintheSky Thu 18-Sep-08 21:26:03

LOL I came into this thread to say you don't buy net curtains but left it alone as I'm more polite than you lot

bodiddly Thu 18-Sep-08 21:36:11

if you were to have them made to measure they would be 2.5 - 3 times the width of the window!

sherby Thu 18-Sep-08 21:37:01

come on to say you don't but someone got here first

get voiles

missblythe Thu 18-Sep-08 21:51:18

So, you need curtains that are 150 cm long.

(that's from the top of the window, to the bottom of the curtain)

To get them to gather nicely, you probably need double the actual window width, so about 250cm wide. As that is so wide, you will probably need two curtains for each window rather than one (so each curtain about 125 cm wide), unless you are having them made especially.

Have a look here for some voiles that are good value:

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