It's hard to tell, but it's a sage green color and matched the bedding I had bought at the time. Although I had changed my bedding, I never changed the bed skirt - not sure why, but just never did. I've had the idea for a long time to make a new bed skirt using painter's dropcloth (I bought mine from Home Depot) - I just needed to figure out exactly how to execute it. And since I was going to have houseguests, I figured it would be a good time to finally get it done.
The white part of the old bed skirt is made out of fabric. Originally, I was going to just undo the seams where the green skirt and white fabric meet and then sew on the dropcloth, but there were actually two seams per side sewn in so it was going to take me too long to take them out.
So, I decided to just sew over the green skirt. The old skirt was a bit short, so I just measured the height again and decided to make the skirt a little bit longer.
I cut the dropcloth to the size I wanted. I tried to use as much of the edges that were already hemmed so it would save me a step. I made sure to hem any edges that still needed it.
Once I cut & hemmed all the pieces, I pinned them right up against the edge where the green skirt meets the white fabric.
At the corners, I just overlapped the pieces.
Once I sewed all the pieces on, I cut most of the old green skirt off so you wouldn't accidentally see it underneath.
Here is the finished product!
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