First Step: Finding the fabric
I searched high and low for navy and white curtains....apparently they aren't so popular, especially if you are looking for anything other than stripes. I finally settled on this pretty fabric which is more of a cornflower blue and white and the perfect blending shade of my light blue and navy blue accents.
I was lucky and got it for $8 a yard at Hobby Lobby (just about 60% off). Yay for sales! I ended up getting about 7 yards of it, 5 for the curtains and 2 extra for possible future pillow shams.
I also bought this lovely shabby chic curtain at Target for $19 to cover the window and make it a little more childish. You can't see it in the picture, but it has little Swiss dots all over and beautiful detail at the bottom.
Step 2: Curtain Hardware Dilemma
The next step was to figure out the curtain rod situation. I had a pretty white curtain rod left over from the previous owner that I didn't mind using, but I was unable to find any white curtain clips and curtain clips were a necessity for my no-sew curtain making adventure. So I improvised and spray painted my existing curtain rod with a metallic bronze spray paint ($5) to match my $5 bronze curtain clips from Wal-Mart. Don't you love spray paint? Apparently I do.
Step 3: Measure
After that I measured out my curtain fabric and decided to hang it a little higher than the window for a little extra height in the room.