Drape with the end cut short? (7)
I believe the answer is:
This could be a double definition.
'drape' is the first definition.
'end cut short?' is the second definition.
'curtain' can be an answer for 'end' (thesaurus). I'm not certain of the 'cut short?' bit.
'with the' acts as a link.
(Other definitions for curtain that I've seen before include "Stage concealer" , "Cover for window etc" , "Hanging drapery for window" , "Final instruction of play" , "It's raised before the start of a play" .)