WIP Wednesday – Pleated Crib Skirt

It’s been a little nutty, store wise this past week. I had a couple rush orders that threw my schedule off, but I pulled it out. It’s a little stressful working against a deadline, but it’s so satisfying once the packages are on the way to their new homes.

A friend asked to have this for her son’s birthday. We’re crossing our fingers the post to Germany doesn’t take too long. I don’t usually do licensed character stuff, but this was special circumstances.

These tutu sets are one of my biggest sellers. They take a bit more work than most of my items, but it’s always special to be a part of a deployment or homecoming for the families who order from me. I’ve never put one together as quickly as I had to do this one, but I know what it’ll mean to the family.

 A girlfriend of mine is due soon with her first girl. Having a gaggle of boys myself I understand her excitement and I was happy to help when she asked me to help with her bedding by making a crib skirt. I started with this tutorial here, by request. I usually try to wing it, but I liked having the measurements already there. I cut a 5″ strip to make the pleat in a coordinating fabric. This means that I also had to split my side panels in two and add extra for seams, so I had 4 pieces that were 26″ long and 4 that were 17″. I had a 14.25″ length because that’s all the fabric we had to work with.

Cut pieces

I then pieced them together. I also had to piece together one of my longer striped panels due to a fabric shortage, but it all worked out.
One pieced panel

Once pieced together I just finished the instructions as written. I got lucky and had an old crib shirt that I cut up to use for the center base piece.

All done! I’m only slightly jealous I don’t have a reason to keep this for myself. :p It turned out super cute. The turkey’s toddler bed is lower to the ground and wider than a crib, but it works for picture purposes. Man I married is pretty handy and whipped that up one afternoon. It’s super sturdy. One of these days I plan to paint it. You can see where the turkey has already started for me with a little nail polish and pen.

I enjoy sharing these little updates of what I’ve been working on, so I hope you like reading them.


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