I mentioned the other day that we’re going to be making bedding in our sewing class, and my goal is to make matching bedding for the girls. Well, our homework for this weekend (in addition to the special assignment she gave me: learning how to iron) is to research bedding to try to get some ideas for what we would like to make, so she can help us find patterns and fabrics during our field trip on Tuesday.
It gave me a great excuse to look through baby and little girl bedroom decor online for several hours this weekend.
Here are my favorites.
I love Pottery Barn. I just wish I could afford to shop there. My favorite things about the bedding shown below: the sheets are just pretty, clean and simple, with a lovely floral/toile pattern; the comforters are a good weight and I love that they’re reversible; and the eyelet lace bed skirt is too sweet.
(Amy Romantic Floral Sheeting, Amy Romantic Floral Duvet Cover, Eyelet Bed Skirt, Pink French Rose Bedding, Isabelle Toile Sheeting)
Since Target started carrying cottage/shabby chic decor, I’ve become conditioned to start salivating anytime I see a bold red circle (as if I needed another reason to love “Tar-jay”). My favorite things about the bedding shown below: I love the cottage-y floral prints, the great texture of the chenille, MORE reversible comforters, ruffles on pillows, and the great use of multiple prints in one set without looking too tacky and schizophrenic.
(Tiddliwinks Cottage Chic Fitted Sheet, Simply Shabby Chic Candy Patchwork Collection sheet and bumper, Vintage Toile Bedding Set Comforter, Vintage Floral Bedding Collection, Simply Shabby Chic Lady Rose Collection Sheet, Simply Shabby Chic Belle Bedding Collection)
I didn’t see much at Babies R’ Us in the style I was looking for, but this is awesome. I LOVE the bed skirt.
(Kids Line Sweet Lullaby 6-Piece Crib Bedding Set)
This is one of those baby boutiques with all kinds of crazy crib bedding in every style imaginable. I like the floral fabrics and ruffles in these sets…but not so much the price tags.
(Gypsy Floral Kids Bedding by New Arrivals, Bed of Roses Cradle Bedding by New Arrivals Inc, Nicole Cradle Bedding, Rose Garden Crib Bedding by Doodlefish)
So, this is what I’m thinking. And don’t worry…I’ll narrow this down based on fabric selections, pattern selections, and my actual sewing abilities…a bedding set with ALL of this would look like a grandma threw up on a little Victorian girl at a garden party.
Colors: Ivory/off-white/porceline, dusty rose pink, accents – dark pink, dull red, green, overall feel should be soft and girlie
Prints: FLORAL (bet you never would have guessed that, huh?)
Textures: Lace, chenille (stripes, not dots), rough shiny satin, ruffles
Sheets and Pillow Cases: Solid color body, tiny trim, floral pattern cuff OR just a simple pattern fabric
Comforter/Duvet/Spread: Reversible (pattern on one side, quilting — ?!?! because I have so much time to learn to quilt — on the other, or a solid), with ruffle trim where the two sides meet
Dust Ruffle/Bed Skirt: Either eyelet lace trim on a floral skirt or solid color with eyelet lace trim and floral cuff (like the Babies R’ Us example)
**I yoinked the images from the above listed stores without permission, so if the owners (or their lawyers, as the case may be) see this and want anything removed, just let me know**