Nina Murden - The Lewes Seamstress

Moved and your curtains don’t fit?



 Now that the summer is coming to an end customers are  thinking about their  curtains and I currently I have two  curtain alterations jobs  as well as a full make of double  pinch pleat handmade  curtains for  a customer in Brighton.   How many of us move and end up taking the curtains to the new place only to find that they don’t fit the new windows?  They usually end up being put in the attic as they are thought too much of an investment to just chuck out.  My grandmother had some sets of beautiful pale blue and emerald green velvet curtains that were made just after the second world war.  They are still in our family now – having been cleaned, relined and altered, and they still look fabulous!  

I run a curtain alteration service, and can usually make your old curtains fit the new windows -either by reducing the width and/or reducing the length.  This means you get to keep the curtains you have invested in and which probably have many more years of life left in them.  If you want this service it’s best to give me a ring to discuss, and perhaps have to hand existing curtain size, width and drop, as well as the size of the new window.  If I can’t alter them – it’s unlikely for example that I can magically make curtains substantially bigger – even though people have imagined I can!  – I do run a full curtain making service too.