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Monday, March 8, 2010

Children's Bedding...Cute and Bright

It all starts with an inspiration piece...this one when Elly's mom spotted the darling monkey curtain panels from Pottery Barn Kids. She had been looking for the duvet fabric, and when she saw the monkey print-she knew the fabric would be perfect! She called to ask if I could make a duvet from curtain panels. And, the answer is "yes" long as you can buy the panels long enough for the duvet length. I used (2) curtain panels-took the lining off and split one panel for the sides. The other fabrics were purchased by Elly's mom-I think they are adorable together...and I can't wait to see pictures after installation.
The bedding group includes a queen duvet/coverlet made of the pink monkey print fabric, corded with brown multi dot using medium size cording, and backed using a light green bed sheet. Also, pillowshams: 2 Euroshams of brown multi dot with a 3" gathered self ruffle. We opted to sew the forms inside, allowing the shams to look the same from both sides--after all, who really washes pillow shams? In addition to the Euros, two standard shams of the cutest rick rack fabric detailing a 2" pleated corner flange using the reverse side of the fabric . Notice the sham back detail in the photos. For the dust ruffle I made a gathered bedskirt using the same rick rack fabric. There are a few accent pillows left to be made...we are awaiting the pink monogram on the green animal print for the 10" x 30" bolster...and I have to add a couple of small pillows-one of yellow minkee dot and one small square pillow to match the Euroshams. There will also be a round tablecloth of yellow and white ticking stripe with a topper of the brown multi dot edged with a cute, cute tassel fringe trim.
The windows will be treated with valances mounted on boards. The boards have a back skirt of the brown multi dot fabric and a front treatment featuring scallops made from the rick rack fabric...showcasing both sides of this fabric.
I will go now and try to complete the accent pillows and midweek.
Call or email if I can help you figure yardage for your bedding ideas...

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