White linen, inverted pleats, lined with blackout and an expanse of 156" equals really, really heavy draperies! Really heavy and hard to manage, especially when making them.
But, in spite of the challenge to make them and the lack of space I have to work on such a project, they look really lovely.
A closer view of the inverted pleats.
Given how much fabric is in each side of the panels, they stack pretty well and leave a lot of the backyard visible.
It's always better to have draperies lay on the floor. It isn't necessary to have a huge puddle (unless that's what you want) but when they are just above the floor, they have a way of looking like they are a tad too short. Plus, it is really hard to make everything perfectly even and this allows for that.
Also, there are two roman shades on either side of the huge bed, which no one told me about. Because of that, there is a bit of an issue with the controls on the shades. Oh, well! When I measured there was not even drywall up yet, let alone any furniture in the room.