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Topic: Cowgirl Crib Set for my BFF!  (Read 1014 times)
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« on: March 07, 2011 09:05:42 PM »

After about 25 hours of sewing (I'm not as fast as some of you out there) I finally finished the crib set for my bff.  The fabric is Ponies by Michael Miller and is a discontinued fabric so I had to hunt it down on ebay 3 times to get enough *and I ended up with too much at the end**.

I am pleased with how it turned out.  I used patterns from sew4home and this http://bundlesoflove.org/CribSheetsPattern

Somethings I learned from this project:
  • I prefer to work with measurement type patterns than the old fashioned paper kind.
  • I can break 4 needles during the course of a crib set project (2nd time making, broke 3+ needles each time)
  • I thought leaving a space at the bottom of the bumper instead of the side was easier and neater to close up by hand.
  • I always need a "warmup" project to get back into the sewing thing if it's been a while.  Luckily I had one this time or I would have been in trouble
  • I will not make ties from fabric again... ever...
  • Half sewn bumpers left on the floor means it's fair game for doggy beds.

Three sided crib skirt (when I was conserving the cowgirl fabric I made the executive decision to only make a 3 sided skirt)

Bumper Detail

All the bumpers

three crib sheets

2 Valences...

Picture of Crib set in Baby's room!!

« Last Edit: March 10, 2011 09:47:27 AM by shamie1999 - Reason: Adding picture of crib set setup! » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011 09:28:25 PM »

I am normally not a horse person at all, but I love this! So cute. Any little girl's dream (including mine back in the day). Great job!
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Are you going to throw that away?! Can I have it?!

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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011 10:12:24 PM »

What a thoughtful project for your friend.  You did a nice job, and I really like that fabric. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011 03:34:30 AM »

You can't ever go wrong with a Michael Miller print, shame it's always so hard to get your hands on enough.  That whole set looks gorgeous, you really did a great job Wink  That nursery will be the envy of all the babies!

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