When I started trying to figure out how to make my crib skirts, I knew I was looking for something that was easy to sew, removable, fairly simple & tailored looking, and floor-length. There are tons tutorials out there, and I pieced together ideas from many of them. Without further ado, here is my simple & quick,
Fabric - I used a little under 2.5 yards for each crib
Sewing machine & coordinating thread
Makes four individual panels, one for each side of the crib.
Cut fabric to the size you'd like your first panel to be, adding an extra 2" on both sides, 8" on the bottom for a pocket, and 4" at the top (2" for the hem, and 2" to attach to the mattress platform).
Sew sections of velcro (I used the soft side so it won't grab other things in the wash) along the top of the panel. I used 5 2" pieces of velcro on the long sides of the crib, and 3 2" pieces on the short sides.
Attach the other half of the velcro to each strip that is sewed onto the panel. Now just position the skirt on the mattress platform of the crib so that it just touches the ground. (You might need an extra set of hands for this step.) Remove the adhesive backing from the velcro and stick the skirt onto the crib.
Here's the other ghetto-fab part: when you go to attach all four panels, you'll find that they overlap in the corners, and both panels will not be able to attach directly to the platform. (Duh! I obviously didn't think ahead on this one.) So I just safety pinned the two panels together. I'm sure you could also attach velcro to the top side of one panel and use that to attach the two also.
That's it. Fairly quick and easy.
What I like about this design: removable, easy to make, the tailored look, the fabric!, and the fact that the fabric was kept in such large pieces that it will be easy to repurpose when the babies outgrow the cribs (pillows, valances, chair covers.....).
What I would change: the way the panels meet at the corners, some fun trim might be nice!
Overall, I'm pretty happy with these and hope at least that y'all will benefit from my goof-ups! :)