Crib Skirt Round Two

Over the past few months I've realized sewing is a lot like bowling, once you understand the guides are there to help you, everything gets a lot easier.

One of my first projects that I made when starting to sew was a crib skirt and recently I decided that I needed to make a new one (we are in the process of redoing The Bubb's room, more on this once it is done...). I've had this fabric, Michael Miller Two By Two in yellow, around for a bit and couldn't decide what I wanted to do with it. I originally was thinking a new car seat cover, but that never happened. I saw it the other day and thought, crib skirt!

I was going to do a box pleat in the middle, as I've wanted to try them out, but when I was mocking it up, it didn't look right and didn't feel right with the stripes. So instead I made the hem on the bottom two inches and double stitched it so that becomes the focal point instead.

When I was ironing the hem, I got to try out this new tool (well new to me). I am not sure what it is called or if I am using it properly but it was in my sewing box and it seemed like it would help me exactly as I needed. And it did!

I used white grosgrain ribbon for the ties. I actually wanted to make ties out of the fabric with the serger but I didn't have enough material left over for that. (but the ties work just fine and probably saved me a days worth of work!)

All finished!

I've also been debating the crib bumpers. I really like the ones that I have but they don't really go anymore. I keep coming back to this fabric by Amy Butler:

But I can't find another fabric to go with it - I'd like dots on one side and another similar but different pattern on the other. I want it to be blue and match (the rest in this collection are all flowers otherwise I would do that). I have also been pondering chevrons. My other thought is that The Bubb has destroyed my other bumper and would probably do the same to this one. By destroy I mean he gets his arm up above it and pushes it down (yes even with tons of ties) and then rolls on top of it, so it sags now unless I iron it. So maybe I'll just leave it off? Thoughts?

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