Way back before Princess Piper was born I told Alan that I wanted to get something special for her and what should it be. He sent me a link to a baby bedding set on Etsy. I don’t have the link anymore but I did download the pictures.
Adorable. But also $350. And I said, “I can make that!”
I’ve sewn since I was in junior high and have sewn many many things. Curtains, roman shades, pillows, bedding sets to name a few. But I was always at the mercy of local shops for whatever fabrics they had in stock and this material was nowhere to be found in a “brick and mortar” store.
And here’s Piper’s (now Adley’s) bedding set…
The Premier Prints in this color and print are no longer available but there are a lot of other color combos and prints to chose from. And there are also bedding sets on Etsy. The one closest to this one is $411! Zowie! Why aren’t I selling baby bedding sets?
I used this pattern:
I wanted the bumpers to be thicker than just batting so I ordered a bumper pad kit online and followed the directions that came with it.
Lauri didn’t want ruffles or ribbons so I eliminated them. That’s the nice thing about making “custom”.
And I ordered way too much fabric so made the diaper caddy
And eventually the valances for the windows. Which are actually “Rod-Pocket Mock Cornices” from the book The Complete Photo Guide to Window Treatments by Linda Neubauer. This is a great book with many different window treatments that I highly recommend. I’ve used it for drapes and roman shades, too.
And I’m finally out of that Premier Prints Fabric! But there are a lot of pink and brown quilting prints from Hobby Lobby which I used for the “Heart of My Heart” quilt.
Oh Silly Maggie…Because it’s all about the baby!
I haven’t made Adley her own quilt yet. But she already has so many sweet baby blankets and the plan is to put twin bunk beds in the room. So I’ll be making that size for when Adley the Queen joins in with Piper the Princess in jumping fun.