I've learned not to ask questions and just fix the problem.
I thought I would try and hide the crack with some ruffles. I wanted to use a light fabric and I had some leftover linen I thought would work great. The only problem is that it was too short to make one really long ruffle, so I compromised and cut the whole square into 3 1/2" wide strips.
On two of them, I ironed a little hem to use as the top ruffles.
If you have a ruffle foot for your sewing machine--oh, how I envy you! I totally want one of those suckers. If you don't have one, set your tension to the highest it can go...mine was a 4. This will create a loooong stitch that will be easy to pull and make a ruffle.
I used my hot glue gun to attach the strips to the lampshade.
When the ruffles got too short, I just added another one to finish the layer. See where they attach?
It turned out ok, I think...for a completely free project.
I left the edges un-hemmed to give it that nice shabby-chic feel.
I think I really like my shabby-chic lamp shade.
Linking to: Making the World Cuter