I just made this stagecoach blind for my son's kitchen window. My daughter-in-law selected the fabrics and the yellow-gold ribbon really makes it pop. It is not just a window topper but a workable blind. I basically used directions from eHow but modified the bottom to have a placket to hold a second identical rod.
She chose a decorator fabric for the top; Rich FC Jovial Island from Joann fabrics. The robin egg blue matches their KitchenAid Mixer.
We used an Offray grosgrain 1 1/2 inch ribbon; Yelgld 9.
The lining is a cotton; Meadow Lark Circle in orange