Today I have another DIY project to share from "A Sweet Girl's Nursery" before we get to the big reveal. Soon it will be time for this little pumpkin to arrive on the scene and her Mama has been hard at work getting things ready.... If you have been following along, you know that Jesse gave a tired old dresser a facelift and created "custom" Roman shades using ready made shades and fabric, so she was more than ready to tackle making a crib skirt.
Initially Jesse wanted a gathered skirt for this beautiful Jenny Lind crib, but after researching how to do it, she felt that the effort required for a novice seamstress would not result in a look she was going to be happy with. A change of plans, a little ingenuity and a bit of hard work later and here is the gorgeous pleated crib skirt....
I do believe that "Mama Jesse" is going to get a new name, "The Queen of Stitch Witchery!" Can you believe that she made this amazing crib skirt without sewing more than a couple of seams? Jesse did a rough sketch, measured and re-measured to determine the size of the pleats, stitched the fabric together to achieve the length necessary and then worked her "Stitch Witchery" magic, hemming and pleating.
The pleats are made permanent with a seam along the top and then more Stitch Witchery to affix the velcro on top of that.
The rest of the velcro was attached to the crib using a hot glue gun, and then the skirt was put in place.
Voila! The crib skirt turned out beautifully, rich, full and sophisticated. I like the look better than the gathered skirt... Jesse knocked it out of the park!
I can't wait to share the full Room Rx reveal next week. Jesse and I had so much fun working together on this room and the result is charming and full of love!