Monday, September 7, 2009

Project: Felicity and Elizabeth's bed

A week or two ago, I found Felicity's bed at a garage sale for only $1! (I also got her Windsor writing chair and side table for $1 each)
It was missing a lot of things, like the board that goes at the bottom of the bed, the frame where the curtains attach to, mattress, pillows, and bedding.

Here is the before picture of the bed, as you can see, it is basically just the frame.

I made the bottom support out of cardboard, and the frame out of dowel rods.
After getting my sewing machine repaired (I've been meaning to do this for a while...) I started to make the bedding. I started with the mattress, made a few pillows, and a sheet. Then I made a comforter out of dark blue fabric. For the curtains I chose this fabric, which I've had laying around forever.

I think it looks very colonial and old fashioned. It's a pretty blue floral pattern. I made the curtains with a "pocket" to they could slip onto the dowel rods instead of being tied to the frame (this is how AG had it). Then, I made the canopy out of the same dark blue as the comforter/blanket. And, ta da! Here are some pictures of the finished product!

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I think it turned out extremely well for someone who barely knows how to work a sewing machine! :) The only thing I think I messed up on was that the curtains should have went to the floor, but they're a little shorter than that.

Felicity and Elizabeth are very happy with their new bed! I'm even happier because it only cost me $1 for the bed, and about $5 for supplies, because all I needed was the blue fabric and dowel rods.



  1. That is really good. I love the partern. I can't believe you spent $6 for that project. :o

  2. Hi Brooke!

    That is so awesome that you found the writing chair, sidetable, and bedframe at a yardsale! Wow, you did an amazing job sewing! I love the fabric you used!

    Your Felicity and Elizabeth dolls are beautiful too! :D

    I hope you have a great day! :)


  3. Wow! It looks amazing! I can't believe you found all that great stuff at a garage sale and that you were able to make it look nearly brand new! I think you did a great job sewing and I just love the fabric you used for the bedding. It looks awesome :-)


  4. Omg Brooke that's AMAZING!!!! It's insane (in a very good way :D) how great you made Felicity's bed look! It's beautiful! I can't believe it only cost $6!!!!!! I give you 1,000,000,000,000,000 stars out of 5!!!!!! You did wonderful!!!!! :)


  5. That is sooo professional looking. it is way nicer than the ag one. i would buy it!!!!

  6. That looks amazing--not like it cost $6! The curtains look neat that length as well :~)



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