This is the second completed piece, of 3, that I am making for my sister, brother-in-law, and their soon-to-be first born. I am making the trip to go see them at the end of this month, so I have been working on this set every chance I get.
If you'd like to read the background and see the first piece of the set, go here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=344129.msg4001846#msg4001846
, where I've posted the quilt/blanket.
Here's the first picture, for this project's thumbnail:
The crib skirt is my own pattern, though I modeled the desired finished product after the the set my sister chose (http://www.babybedding.com/western-pony-crib-bedding
). The crib they are using for their baby is the same one that our parents used for us. My sister re-painted it and gave it it's second wind. This crib is unique because of the way it fits together.
As shown in the above picture, there is a wire-like piece that protrudes from the mattress base (the piece the mattress sits on), about 2 inches from the end. This is why there is a break in the crib skirt about 2 inches from each corner. My sister didn't want it to be velcro-d closed or anything, so I just left it as-is. Here is a picture of the detail on the corner, both the pleat and the opening left for the mattress base support (the wire-like thing).
And here's a few more pictures:
Please excuse the wrinkles and stray threads. I was so excited to show it off that I didn't wash it or iron it. Oh, and it's currently draped over my sewing machine table, which is too tall, too short (left-to-right) and too narrow (front-to-back).
I will add pictures of the crib set on the crib after I've given it to them at the end of this month (I'm so excited!!!).