I laid out the paper, the picture, and a pencil. Three hours later, I drew lines where I would cut, measuring to make sure both sides were even. I measured again to make sure the vertical distance on both sides were even. And I measured one more time just because before putting scissors to paper. (In case no one got that, it took about three hours to figure out how I was going to piece the different parts of the curtain together. It seemed simple at first, until I was handed the material and held the scissors in my grip. I finally figured it out and just held my breath hoping that I wasn't completely ruining everything.)
Next step: taking my new "pattern" and cutting out the material.