Sunday, October 30, 2011

Little Baby Miles has some bedding!!

He's got a bed skirt with little manly pleats, no ruffles please.  Owls on the outside, strips on the inside.  I was very pleased with how it turned out.  Though it seems the crib skirts are just a bit longer than I remember a few years ago, ok over 10 years ago....maybe the memory just isn't what it use to be.

I used the Michael Miller pleated crib pattern which can be found here  I wanted to use the striped material for the lining, but decided to save it for something cuter.  I had some green polka dot fabric that worked quite nicely I think.  Especially since no one will really see it ;)  I did leave out one part of the pattern for the pleat ties. I wasn't really sure that those were for and I left them out. It looked like it actually kept them open a bit rather than closing them.  Hmm, maybe that was the point? Oh why can't I just follow a pattern for goodness sakes.

I don't have a crib at the house so I had to improvise a little.  Cutting table worked quite nicely I think.  Oh, you'll have to ignore some of the mess, I was in a Baby Miles sewing zone.

And we have little bumpers for the crib, owls on one side, wild and crazy zigzag on the other, with some stripe covered cording at the top.  Michael Miller had an adorable bumper pattern that had the cording all the way around.  If I would have been a bit more ambitious and had a little more of the stripe material I may have gone for it, but I'm lazy and didn't have enough.  And I found this pattern that only had it at the top, which I thought was pretty darn cute, and easier.

Ok, I should get back to sewing.  I still have 4 more bumper sections to do.  Linking up with Megan at Canoe Ridge Creations and Judy at Patchwork Times


  1. Aren't those gorgeous! And I love the lil hooters. lol

  2. Wow your bumpers look so professional. Love the stripe cording... excellent job on both. And, yes, I think cribs have changed distance to the ground.

  3. Those are beautiful! Nice bright colours for baby. But can I suggest that you *please* shorten the ties on tne bumper pads? Long ties are very dangerous for babies - you should shorten them right down to a couple of inches long and use velcro to close them, so that they are not long enough to wrap around the baby's neck.

  4. Baby Miles is a very lucky little guy to have such fabulous bedding.
    I too love the striped cording.

  5. This is wonderful! Baby Miles sure is one lucky little man. :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

  6. Wonderful! Baby Miles is one lucky young lad! You have been so busy!


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