I’m excited to introduce you to Burlap & Denim’s first guest blogger! Meet my sister, Amy Felin and follow along as she makes a beautiful Ruffled Dust Ruffle.
So I finally got the bedding of my dreams,
the Urban Outfitters Waterfall duvet cover in white.
I am redoing my bedroom and have had my eye on this particular duvet for a few years and they decided to finally make it for a King size bed.
I only ordered the duvet and not the dust ruffle because I already had a pretty, white one that I really like. But when the duvet came, it was much more cream than white. They really didn’t match
(and I love to mix creams and whites, but it was just too far off).
I liked what Urban Outfitters had to match the duvet, but it just seemed a little too much and expensive. After looking all over for a fabulous dust ruffle, both in stores and online, I realized the matching dust ruffle wasn’t that expensive after all. But I wanted something different, fabulous, unexpected (my new favorite word in decorating/remodeling!!!).
Urban Outfitters’ Bed Skirt
While shopping with my mom at a local Utah store that has all sorts of home decor (Tai Pan), I found some amazing ribbon. It looks like raw silk, it’s wired, and gorgeous. AND, it was sooo cheap, 25 yards for $14.97. My mom suggested that I turn it into a dust ruffle for my bed. With so many beautiful colors, I went for a perfect gray.
I bought 2 spools.
Initially I thought I would sew the ribbon as ruffles onto fabric and Velcro it to my bed frame. But when I was shopping at Walmart, I checked out their bed skirts and found one the perfect color,
king size for $18.97. That was a no brainer, considering I like to do as little sewing as possible on my projects.
I started with the bottom of the bed skirt. I took my spool of ribbon and the corner of the bed skirt and started randomly pleating and pinning the ribbon, so that the bottom of the ribbon was just barely over the end of the skirt. From there, I just kept pleating and pinning, pleating and pinning. I didn’t really have a specific pattern, it was pretty random. Even at the corners, I just kept going like I was working with a straight piece of fabric.
I began sewing with a basic stitch, getting as close to the top of the ribbon as I could. I finished sewing around the skirt and couldn’t believe how good it looked! I took it back to the couch and started all over again, pleating and pinning, having the 2 ribbons barely overlapping. I sewed the second ruffle. Repeated for the third ruffle. Again, no real pattern or specific way to pleat,
I mainly tried to keep a straight line.
I love it. It did take some time, but with ribbon that already has finished sides, you can’t mess it up.
Beautiful job Amy! Can’t wait to hear more from you in future posts. (be sure to look for her Christmas Open House post coming soon!)
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