I wonder if there is anyone out there who loves Michael Miller Fabric as much as I do. My newest favourite of his is the Pet Deer fabric. It is so sweet. The little deer and tree pattern is a perfect fit for my youngest daughter’s room so when I came across it a at the fabric shop I had to have it (my husband disagrees with this statement but I bought it anyway).
We have gotten into the habit of keeping our babies in bed with us mainly because I means I get more sleep but we are now approaching the time where our youngest daughter needs to transition to her bed. I have kind of been dragging my heels this time around because she is our last baby and I love the closeness of having her sleep with us. However… being the grown ups that we are, my husband we have decided that Camryn needs to go into her own bed. Can you imagine anyone not wanting to snuggle this little one all night?
Anyway, the last barrier to starting this transition has been me sewing her bedding set. You can imagine that in a house with 4 little girls there isn’t a ton of time to sew but over the last few days I have managed to work on it and finally finished it. I think it’s pretty sweet. I made a simple crib ruffle and baby sized duvet cover for a down duvet that my mom had picked up over the summer.
The cover was actually quite easy to make.
I measured the duvet and added an inch to each side for seam allowance and to give me a bit of extra room to topstich a small edge around the outside of the cover. Then I cut my deer fabric.
For the back I chose a co-ordinating purple cotton. I didn’t want to use snaps on the backside and did an overlapping flap instead so the cutting was a little different. Instead 1 piece there were two. In the picture you can see there is a 3 inch overlap. I think next time I would probably make it a 5 inch over lap. (I love the little baby fingers. I couldn’t bring myself to crop them out of the picture.)
I did a hem (is it still called a hem if it’s not on pants?) on both pieces of the back fabric before placing it onto the front fabric. I made sure the deer were right side up and that the short flap was at the bottom of the cover.
I pinned around the edges and sewed around the outside, turned it rightside out and did a quick topstitch around the outside edge to give it a finished look. I think it turned out pretty good.
I think she likes it too! If you look in the picture you can see the white duvet a bit, I think a bigger overlap would help this a bit. I looks great with the matching ruffle I made for it and the tree on the wall of her room too.
Sigh… well unless you can think of any reason why she can’t sleep in there I guess we start the transition. Can you think of any reason??