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ChoccyJules Mon 22-May-17 22:27:05

I need some blackout curtains which are predominantly light pink, maybe with little flowers or stars but not characters on. Width 120cm Drop 140cm. Pencil Pleat.
They do not exist.
Please prove me wrong, am exhausted from trailing round actual shops and spent a few evenings looking online as well.

Misty9 Mon 22-May-17 22:52:43

too dark ?

white background

Misty9 Mon 22-May-17 22:57:40

a bit wide ?

made to measure ?

Misty9 Mon 22-May-17 23:03:12

These are cute: polka dot

Or buy normal curtains and add blackout lining? I've done this and it looked ok (hung on curtains, not sewn in or anything fancy!)

Bedtime for me now smile

PickAChew Mon 22-May-17 23:14:03

Well those dimensions aren't standard for ready made - is that the size of the curtains you need or of the window?

Next do these
www.next.co.uk/g75766s9#459143
M&S have stripy ones
www.marksandspencer.com/ticking-striped-pencil-pleat-curtains/p/p22345423?image=MS_05_T47_2124_A4_X_EC_0&color=PINKMIX&prevPage=plp&pdpredirect
Or plain or faux silk ones.

ChoccyJules Wed 24-May-17 10:03:21

I measured the pole between the fittings and then down below the windowsill.
I think it's the drop that's proving difficult, I was trying to make them stop under the windowsill and not cover the radiator below, as I always think that directs the heat out through the window.
I think to have any choice they are going to have to be slightly longer than I planned. Thank you for the links, I had seen most of these, will have to go for longer, as I say.

ChoccyJules Wed 24-May-17 10:05:41

Ooh but those polka dot ones might work, if I can manage with 137cm drop, need to remeasure.

Heratnumber7 Wed 24-May-17 10:10:28

Buy normal curtains, or have them made in your fave material and add blackout curtains or a blind behind.

Blackout curtains don't work very well anyway. Too much light gets round the gaos at the side and in the middle.

--Did I really just type "fave"?--blush

Misty9 Wed 24-May-17 11:59:17

You can always gain a bit by using the top row on the tape for curtain hooks. I've got a blackout blind and curtains for dd. She still gets up at sunrise... confused

ChoccyJules Wed 24-May-17 18:28:55

Risking the polka dots grin

Misty9 Wed 24-May-17 18:38:06

Yey! It was worth my late night then grin

ChoccyJules Wed 24-May-17 19:00:13

Yes, Misty,cake for you!

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