I bought curtains for my living room a few years ago. They were sized perfectly to hang above the windows and skim the floor. Before they made it onto curtain rods there was an incident with our geriatric cat and I had to wash the curtains. The washing made them extra soft and pretty...and way too short. At this point I should have just started over. But no. I spent a few years finding fabric, sewing one curtain, having problems with it...pausing for another year and, finally, just finishing the things.
They are not perfect. The edges are a little wacky and my plans to "just fold it over and stitch down the entire side" wouldn't work (because I would stitch the rod pocket shut). I really only say the f-word to make my friends laugh but now I have to admit that I say it every single time I sew something. Not perfect but done ... f* yeah ;-)