I’ve decided to turn my pregnancy nesting instincts to de-stashing some of my fabrics! I thought I’d use some of the fabrics that I have no idea what to do with to work on bed skirts for various beds in my house.
First off, I added some length to the baby crib skirt. The skirt I used for my first daughter is a great length for the dropped crib height. But while this baby is at newborn-crib-height, I wanted something longer that would hide the “under-the-bed drawers” that we’ll be using for her clothes when she’s born. By the way, the bedroom is a cozy 10 x 11 feet with a bunk bed and crib. We’ll be fitting three kids in there so we won’t have room for a dresser!
I have some pink fabric that I don’t love. I’m not sure how I acquired it, but I haven’t figured out a use for it until now. It matches the pink that was already in the crib bedding so I decided I would add fabric to the existing bed skirt! I divided the 3 yards in half lengthwise. Then I divided what I had into four sections for surrounding the crib. I gathered it up and then used my serger to attach it to the serged hem on the existing skirt. It turned out a little short (you could still see the drawers under the crib), so I added some eyelet trim that I had acquired from my grandmother. Now it’s perfect!
How do you make the most of the space in your house?