Friday, August 23, 2013

a skirt for baby's crib


As promised, I'm back (less than three weeks later) with more baby stitchings!  This time up is a skirt for baby's crib.  Things started to get really real when I came home from work last Friday and the hubs had assembled baby girl's crib!  It actually made me tear up a little, seeing the crib we'll bring our little one home to, and eventually she'll be sleeping in.

As soon as the crib was assembled, I immediately took to making a skirt to give a little added flair.  I had pinned this tutorial, as I knew I didn't want anything with lots of frills or ruffles, and this simple single pleat skirt fit the bill.


I am super pleased with how it turned out.  Definitely recommend Oleander and Palm's tutorial if your in the market for a handmade crib skirt.  I even cheated a little and didn't make the second long panel, as I knew our crib would be against the wall, and that side of the crib would never be seen.  I will say I am a little bummed that by some stroke of misfortune, each and every one of my elephants seems to fall right behind one of the slats on the crib!  I don't think I could do that again if  I tried.  I'm still chalking this up as a success though, I'd rather have a hand made crib skirt that cost about $12 in materials to make and about 2.5 hours of my time, than a purchased $50 skirt that no one can see.

Crib Skirt Fabric:  Premiere Prints Elephant Slub White/Yellow


I even remembered to dig out my granny squares quilt that I made about a year and half ago and tucked away  for our maybe-one-day baby and it fits right in with baby girls bright and cheery nursery.  It needs a tumble through the washer and dryer still, but I'm certain this quilt (with the three others that are in the works) will definitely get lots of love in the coming years.

I'll be back next week with baby girls DIY curtains that I'm in love with, and hopefully another project I've been fiddling with using wooden letters, some scrapbook paper and modge podge.  Here's a sneaky peek:


Have a great weekend!


  1. Your nursery is coming together perfectly! Love those letters!

  2. So cute... My baby just started 5th grade but I remember planning the crib & linens. Everything for baby got washed with Dreft detergent because their skin is more sensitive and does not do well with regular detergent dyes.

  3. Looks great! I always enjoyed putting my nurseries together for both my kids. It's a fun way to prepare for their arrival.

  4. I swear babies and weddings are the ultimate excuse to actually use all those things you've pinned :oD The nursery is looking great :o)

  5. Loving the yellow & grey colour scheme you've gone with for the nursery. So pretty. And your crib skirt is adorable!!

  6. So so pretty,and rest assured that I could see that they are elephants. They are just a wee bit shy. ;) I've been thinking of you every day as the time for baby comes closer.

  7. I love the yellow with the white. So cheery. The letters look like fun.

  8. This was definitely an exciting time for you! I love the skirt for the crib. It's simple yet colorful and, like you said, cheery. It gives life to the crib, which is otherwise plain white. I'm crossing my fingers that your life now as a mom will also be cheerful and colorful.

    Consuelo Nakayama @