I've got this little cutie pie you see. Her brothers both have captain's beds with drawers under the mattress area. But this little sweetie has a bed from her Aunt Lauren, a pencil post frame with lots and lots of under the bed storage area. 10" of storage area to be exact. I decided that she needed a dust ruffle but I could not find one at my local store. Ok, so how difficult could it be to make one? I've been playing around with the sewing machine a bit, think I'm fairly capable of sewing a straight line without getting my fingers caught, what the heck, let's try it. Looked all over online for a pattern but my good friends over at Two peas said - it's easy! Just try it.
The box spring is made with some sort of white fabric covering, almost quilted so I decided to just have the ruffle coming out under it.
Measured length and width. 40" wide x 75" long and a 10" high space underneath.
I started with 2 flat sheets, a white for the center section which will be hidden under the box spring, and a spring green to match the room for the ruffles.
Instead of basting a long stitch and pulling one thread to gather the fabric I decided to pleat 1/2 " sections every 6" to make it a little less fussy (in my opinion)
Pressing a bit before attaching it to the center piece.
Right sides and pressing apart the seam (notice my little helper)
Repeat 3 times. This is adding the end piece.
One last close up of the pleats. I like it.