Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Skirting the issue

I think pregnancy brings out the cheeseball in me - sorry for yet another cheesy blog title! But today we're talking about the crib skirt for baby boy's nursery. I am a VERY beginner sewer - basically straight lines are the extent of my sewing skills. But I really wanted to sew a crib skirt for the crib and I figured it was straight lines, so I should be ok with it. I found a ton of tutorials online and it seemed like the easiest thing to do was make the panels and then use sticky velcro to attach each panel to the metal frame on the crib. Easy peasy, right?

Maybe it was the math/measuring that threw me off, but for some reason, this project was HARD. Math is not my strong suit and I had a hard time figuring out my dimensions while trying to reach through the slats on the crib. I'm not going to lie, halfway through this project, I may have googled "yellow chevron crib skirt" on etsy to see how much it would be for me to just throw in the towel and order one. But I pressed on and just decided that it didn't need to be perfect, and as long as it fit and didn't look completely horrible, I would just go with it.

So there is no tutorial to go along with these pictures, because this was a true Tim Gunn "Make it Work" project. 
  Here's the finished product in all it's glory!
 Close up - I did pom pom trim because I thought it made it look cute and a little more "nursery" since the chevron is sort of an adult pattern.
 And here's the sailboat sheets that I LOVE! The sage green matches the walls perfectly - that was obviously totally planned! ha!

In the effort to "keep it real", here's what the nursery looks like right now. Yikes - this weekend's agenda is to start the laundry and get organized!

I'm attempting to sew the curtains this weekend and I'm anticipating that this project should *hopefully* go a lot smoother! Wish me luck!

10 comments:

KatiePerk said...

Obsessed with pompom trim! great job!

EmilyB said...

The nursery looks beautiful -- I love the different patterns you are using! I thought about recovering the glider that my sister handed down to us, but I was worried that my non-existent sewing skills weren't up to it.

Natalie said...

I registered for the same sheets! Along with every nautical themed ones I could find! I bought a light blue anchor fabric to make a crib skirt but haven't started yet.

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Well that skirt looks great! I did a bunch of laundry and now there are a lot of wrinkly baby clothes. Such a shame that they all have to be washed first. Oh well.

Pink, Green, and Southern said...

Oh my! That is absolutely adorable and even better that you made it yourself! The nursery looks adorable.

kygirlpinkpearls said...

Love the trim and the walls!! So adorable!

Kate said...

I love how it turned out! The pompom trim is so cute.

And the nautical crib sheet=perfection!

Barefoot in the Park said...

i love your little pom details! so cute. measuring is hard, even without preggo brain!

agalandherdog said...

That looks great! I just found your blog and noticed we have the same nursery chair. Newest follower!

Missy Ann Rinfret said...

Oh my gosh this is beyond adorable! I lovelovelove the striped wall! New follower xxx

 
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