Sewin' Up a Crib Skirt

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Well it's Day #2 of my freedom me being off of work and I think I'll end up dedicating a whole separate post to the sheer loveliness of it all.

{I heart slippers, I heart having time to respond to comments, I heart taking the dogs for mid-morning walks. Etc., Etc., Etc.}

What I'll say right now is that this time is really helping me cross some projects off of my to-do list for the baby's room. 

One project on my list was to sew up a crib skirt since I couldn't find any that I liked (a.k.a. plain). I'm still going for an airy, neutral colour scheme so I'm sure you're not surprised that I went with white. 

I had two white linen/cotton curtain panels from Pier One that I accidentally shrunk a few months ago. (I spilled coffee on one of the panels and washed them in cold water - they still shrunk about 4 inches!)

I just wanted a Plain Jane crib skirt so I didn't use any patterns or instructions. I didn't want ruffles or box pleats or anything fancy. Just four panels of fabric hanging down on each side. So I took some measurements and then winged it. 

{Let me know if you want a tutorial, but it was pretty easy to do if you're thinking about making your own.}

I chose to make the panels a foot long around the bottom of the crib so that I can still use the skirt if/when I decide to lower the crib mattress. It should still fit then without dragging on the floor.

So, here it is all sewn up. Not very exciting, but a project that's done nonetheless. Woohoo!

I'm not sure what it is but my pictures have been sucking lately! I'll have to re-take that last one tomorrow since it's so out of focus. Whoopsie!

My plan for tomorrow is to install some curtain rods and finally hang some curtains. If I get it done that will make three projects finished in three days. I'm getting there. :)

P.S. THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your sweet comments on the stenciled wall. Aw, shucks it means a lot.

P.S.S. I'll be hosting a giveaway for a Royal Design Studio stencil very soon so come on back to check that out!


  1. I'm loving your nursery. I'm taking notes for when we have a little bundle of joy of our own. Can't wait!

  2. Looks great! I am loving that nursery & the color scheme!


    PS: Make sure to stop by and enter my give-away :)

  3. Aww this just makes me so excited for you. The crib is adorable with the skirt.

  4. Congrats on being done work, Sarah!! It must be such a relief:) Loving the crib skirt..anything involving fabric scares and awes me. The white simplicity of it is just right.

    Uhm, what?! Just saw your stenciled wall! OMG!!! Amazing. Had no idea that was up your sleeve!!! It looks soooo good. Just the right amount of contrast to catch your eye but still so subtle that it just feels like part of the room as a whole when you step back:) Your nursery is killer!!! Can't wait for more and for this little man to come so we can meet him. He's going to be so cool:)

  5. Gorgeous! I am loving that nursery & the color scheme!


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