Pattern Used: McCall's Home Decorating Baby Room Essentials - M4855
Size Made: This is a one size fits most crib pattern for standard rectangular cribs. (Obviously, if you have a round crib, you will need a different pattern.)
2 yards home decor weight printed fabric - brown, tan and blue (purchased from Snellville Fabric Mart)
1 yard home decor fabric - brown (purchased from Snellville Fabric Mart)
1 yard home decor fabric (scrapped from another project since you will not see it) - navy blue
1 yard home decor fabric - light blue (purchased from Hancock Fabrics)
5 yards 5/32" Cotton Cording (cover your own)
Difficulty of Pattern: This pattern is definitely well suited for a beginner (to intermediate if you add in the cording like I did) sewist that may have lost a little of her brain throughout her pregnancy! Essentially the pattern is just a bunch of large rectangles!
Time to Complete:
Cut Pattern: Approximately 10 minutes
Cut Fabric from Pattern: Approximately 20 minutes - although you are just cutting rectangles, it was a little more time consuming as I had a pattern to match and the pieces are just large. I have a cutting table but found that the floor was a little easier to lay my fabric on and move accordingly.
Sew and Assemble Crib/Bed Skirt with Cording: Approximately 2.5 hours. I was VERY careful and totally cautious! This also includes the time it took me to assemble my own cording/piping as well. (Need a tutorial for that? I used this one!)
Approximate time to Sew/Assemble Crib/Bed Skirt without Cording: Approximately 1 hour - just a guestimate!
Machines Used: As most of my projects go, I used the serger and the sewing machine. My main fabric was particularly ravely, so I had to seam up the edges as I went. Obviously, most of the seaming and the piping was done on the sewing machine.
Yeah/Nay: I would definitely make this again! Just for ease in sewing, I would likely forgo the piping. As a first time mom, I didn't really think about it, but it's probably a good idea that I make this in a VERY washable fabric, like a cotton. That may be a project for when the Little One is a few months old and I settle into a routine.