What woman doesn't dream of having a beautiful dressing table to sit at while putting on her make-up? My sister saw this decadent vanity table idea in a Ralph Lauren catalog and we went about designing and creating our version of it. I must say that it is more beautiful than the one we copied. The most fun, however, was the shared sister time throughout the project.
The fabric is a nearly white heavy brocade. Here's a great tip for gathering a fabric that has some weight to it...zig zag over dental floss (non-waxed and flavorless) and use the floss as your gathering thread. It makes uniform gathers and there is no way the floss is going to break!