I have sheers on all the windows in my studio. Before I moved down everything was so Extra White that I decided to buy 18 yards of silk haboti to hang as a top layer from the windows. When it came it was almost see through and I wondered if I'd made a mistake choosing white haboti. After dyeing (acid) the silk is gorgeous. As soon as I get back from visiting my new found family in Little Rock, Arkansas, I will stitch up the curtains. The 18 yards is torn into eight 2 1/4 yard panels.