Monday, August 20, 2007

Dirty Little Secret

I completed the dust ruffle for Kaitlin's crib last week. Now all I have left is the crib sheet, bumper pad, drapes, and then paint the room. I might pick up a bright rug if I find one in the right color.
Since I have little experience sewing, I was pretty proud of myself. Any true seamstress would be horrified. I didn't have a pattern. I just laid out her old dust ruffle and put the fabric on top to get my measurements. No rulers or pencil lines, just estimate and cut!
So the front and the sides look really good.
The back is where my dirty little secret is. I have always thought there is a fine line between deception and lying, but there IS a line. I mean magic is deception and everyone is OK with that. So I ran out of fabric with the same run of pattern. The thought of dragging them all to the fabric store to get more when I had enough, it just wasn't perfect, was too much. Plus I like instant gratification and didn't want to delay my project anymore. So I used all the pieces I had left. I put the correct orientation on the sides so that should someone catch a glimpse of the corner it would appear or deceive that it is well made all the way around. The crib is pushed up against the wall, so chances are slim that anyone but you guys will know the truth.


Blog a Blurb said...

Great magic there. Think of all those secrets ALL of our projects have! Looks great. And your strategy of copying the old one is what every pro does. Your not as much of a novice as you think you are! Kaitlin is going to have a very nice little room there!

Felicia said...

That isn't a mistake. I think that is what is called in the industry a design feature. :) The dust ruffle looks great.

Otruba said...

It is not as bad as cutting two sleeves f/the same armhole and not having enough fabric to correct it. You may be sure it NEVER happened again. Lv Gigi