A few weeks ago, my dear friend, Lynn asked me to recover a bassinet that had been used by her family for 3 generations and her daughter is now expecting her own daughter. I was honored and of course, a bit nervous.
We decided on a flax colored linen as her daughter wanted a non gender specific color. I struck pay dirt stumbling upon a delicate pleated linen curtain at Bed Bath and Beyond for the coordinating fabric. The already pleated curtain saved me tons of time from having to sew pleats. Repurposing is one of my favorite things to do!
Believe it or not the inspiration for the design came from a linen tea towel by Two Girls in Avignon http://twogirlsinavignon.com/
You can find inspiration just about anywhere at anytime.
I struggled initially putting the piece together as I wanted the interior to be removable for washing.
Here it is prior to the slipcover...
I lined the inside with batting and then used the pleated curtain to finish of the liner. You can see the detail in this photo. I trimmed the removable liner and covered the buttons with the flax linen. It is removable for washing.
Take a peek inside to see the pillow I made awaiting a monogram for her expected arrival.
The flax linen skirt was designed with deep reverse pleats and a touch of green with a grosgrain ribbon.
Here is the beautiful expectant Mom and 1st time Grandma with the bassinet.
Let me know what you think....