Girl’s Nautical Nursery Pieces

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I love planning nurseries, especially when they are not my own! My sister is expecting a baby girl at the beginning of May, so I’ve been helping her outfit the nursery. Sarah Jane’s Out to Sea fabrics in jewel tones are setting the scene with a preppy nautical vibe. Narwhales, anchors, and sailboats make it fun. I have a pinterest board dedicated to more nautical nursery inspiration. Please excuse the crib and background colors since these photos were actually taken in Tandy’s nursery. I’ll share the full nursery reveal when my sister posts it.

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I used a tutorial from this blog to create the contoured changing pad cover.

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In lieu of bumper pads, we decided to go with a decked out sheet. I used Sweet Baby Jamie’s crib sheet with piping tutorial. What to know what nearly brought me to tears on this project?

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That tiny hole. After hours of work making piping and putting all of this together. I managed to somehow get fabric caught in my serger during the final pass. A little applique anchor to the rescue!

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I actually think it ended up as a happy accident!

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I made another peek-a-boo pleated crib skirt, and the good news is that I have all the photos to put together a tutorial. This one is very similar to Tandy’s Moroccan Crib Skirt.

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It was a lot of work, but my little niece is worth it!!

Linking up to girl.inspired.


  1. Sooooo cute!! Yes, it looks like a happy accident indeed - the anchor is a sweet touch. Blessings to your sister and soon-to-arrive niece! She will have a beautiful room to come home to!

  2. I did the exact same thing with my serger a few months back, and cut a giant hole right through the front of a dress I was making. Choice words were definitely said at the time, but at least you were able to come up with a clever fix! The anchor is such a sweet touch, and no one will ever know it wasn't intentional.

  3. Gorgeous details! I sliced a big hole in the front of a dress with my serger once. It was my very last stitches and then I had to take the entire dress apart and replace the whole front panel - argh!!! But, I love the anchor - it worked out great!


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