After recently adding a new bed to our house,
I was desperately searching for a bed skirt.
I wanted it to be an ecru color, but not too dark.
I knew I preferred having one with a deck
(fabric between the mattress and box springs)
as opposed to a wrap-around style.
And, of course, it had to have the right drop length.
(distance to the floor)
Unfortunately, after much searching both in stores and online,
I couldn’t find anything that fit my requirements.
So, I bought one that was the right color and the right drop length
but was a wrap-around style.
I decided I could live with that.
But, then I put it on the bed – and it sagged!
That wasn’t going to work,
but it was the only one I could find to fit my other two requirements.
Then, I had a light-bulb moment!
I could convert the wrap-around bed skirt by sewing a decking onto it!
First step – to make the decking.
I had an old flat sheet that I cut down
to the size of the top of the box springs.
I rounded the corners to make sewing easier.
This twin sheet was just slightly larger than needed for a queen size bed.
Next, arranging the bedskirt properly.
I put the bed skirt on the bed and arranged it the way I wanted it to be
and then pinned it to the sheet.
Finally, I sewed the two pieces together
right along the top elastic edge of the bed skirt.
I used a zigzag stitch to give it more stability.
No more saggy dust ruffles!