I made a crib sheet out of the most dainty yellow and white seersucker for baby girl’s crib using this easy peasy tutorial (by the way, threading 80” of elastic around the sheet may or may not give you a hand cramp while you’re watching The Closer – just sayin’)
But I love the tutorial SO much that I’m absolutely going to make more. With more seersucker. Because I heart seersucker, especially in a Southern baby girl’s nursery.
And they really do fit like a dream without having to pull and tug and throw your back out (or in my case, put myself into labor) to get them over those crib mattresses.
Seriously, why are crib sheets so flippin’ HARD to put on!?
Oh … I’m thinking with the money I saved from making our own sheets and buying inexpensive white crib bumpers instead of a $$ crib set (which I did for Emma and have NO regrets), I can maybe get a 35mm lens so I can actually get a shot of the whole crib.
Anyway, when Emma came into the dining room while I was sewing the sheet to ask what I was making and “is it for me?” I knew I needed to whip up something for her. I’ve been making stuff for baby girl for so long that I’ve neglected our little monkey.
Enter the world’s easiest skirt.
Hint: use wider ribbon.
Since it’s the width of fabric (usually around 45”), it’s perfect for twirling and jumping … both of which Emma does a lot.
We’ve been struggling a little with the pending arrival of baby girl. Emma just doesn’t quite understand why she is not the center of attention anymore, so the least I can do is crank out something to make her feel special.
It’ll all work out.