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4×7 Challenge Week 4: Crib Skirt

on February 28, 2015

This week I buckled down to get my crib skirt done. It was initially challenging as first we had company, then we ended up with several “we thought we might get snow but really didn’t” days which resulted in everyone being home (and in my way and causing extra work for me). But I finally got a couple days to really devote some time to it and get it done.

I used this tutorial I found on Pinterest some time ago. It isn’t the most detailed tutorial but I was able to figure it out well enough. I was hesitant because I am not the most competent gatherer in the world. I used muslin I got cheap for the crib base.

imageThen I cut, gathered and added the fabric strips one panel at a time.

imageAnd then sewed the panels to the base.

imageToday I put the crib bedding together.

image(I bought the sheet. lol.)

image(I also can’t remember how to put the breathable bumpers on. I am going to have to work on that. It’ll be a while before the baby starts sleeping in the crib anyway.)

My son’s crib was set much higher and I made a longer crib skirt for him, which has spent most of its life in a puddle on the floor after we lowered the mattress. This one has a little lowering room, but I think will eventually, despite my best calculations, pool a bit on the floor as well.

So, of my sewing goals for the month, I managed to finish my curtains and crib skirt. As I’ve said, it wasn’t as productive as I’d expected, but I did make progress. I also had to work around a couple of pattern tests, a bee block, emptying and setting up an entire room, lots of laundry, company, unexpected days off of school, and I finally got the hospital bag packed the other night too. So, the end result is though I didn’t finish every single sewing project to make the perfect room, I am pretty much ready for the baby to come when he is ready. And that was really the over riding goal. While we wait, I think I will do the changing pad cover next.

I enjoyed participating in this challenge! I think it gave me a little extra accountability when I might have otherwise slacked longer on some of these things. It really is a relief to have some of it done. I really am ready to get back to quilting though.

You may see all my posts about this challenge here.

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4 responses to “4×7 Challenge Week 4: Crib Skirt

  1. The skirt looks great and coordinates with the sheet wonderfully! 🙂

  2. sparkling74 says:

    I’ve never thought of making a custom skirt. What a great idea! I love how it all coordinates!

  3. Wow, your crib skirt is adorable, Laurel! I made one for my son’s crib, but it’s smooth, so very quick and dirty construction. Yours is so cute with all the ruffles! Great work. And I hear you on those semi-snow days. We’ve had a bunch of late starts, only maybe one justified, and even when they do get out the door eventually, it just sinks the entire day’s productivity being off schedule. I hope your baby’s here soon and enjoys all his new bedding : ) In the meantime, thanks so much for participating in the challenge with me!

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