Sewing curtains is a real drag. No seamstress will say otherwise. Boring, all straight seams, no challenge in it. And mundane.
Most of the curtains I've made have been plain rectangles with curtaining tape sewn on at the top, which then just hangs there in an unobtrusive way. I like plain curtains.
But for these dining room curtains I did something a little more interesting; I picked up the two bottom corners and the centre of the bottom together, inserted a big safety pin through all these layers, and pinned the whole lot to the central curtain ring. That's on each curtain, btw... Just for something a bit different. Oh, also, there is no curtaining tape sewn to the top of the curtains, but the hooks are sewn directly onto the top hem of the curtains. Again for something a bit different.
The little pussycat figurine standing on the window sill was hand-carved by my grandfather. Often there is a real pussycat there too.