*Tutorial by Bessie @ Besserina for her win of the Knock-Off challenge*
1 white queen size sheet set (fitted sheet, flat sheet, 2 pillowcases)
4 4XL White Jersey T-Shirts
24 inch zipper or buttons for closure
Lots of white thread
Making the ruffled duvet
First of all since this is a duvet, you will need a toddler sized comforter to fill it. I’m not sure where to get these, but I can tell you how I made my own! I have 2 toddlers, so this works out perfectly. I took a twin sized down alternative comforter and folded it in half bringing the two short ends together. Sew 2 seams 1 inch apart down the center of the comforter. Cut down the middle of the seam. Sew a zig zag stitch or serge down the raw edges. Now you have 2 comforters to fit a toddler bed (it doesn’t matter that you can see the seam since it will always be inside a duvet anyway.)
This duvet is a bit bigger than the comforter itself so that it drapes down over the sides of the bed.
1. Cut the elastic from around the fitted sheet. Press both sheets.
2. Cut the fitted sheet to a 66” x 80” rectangle.
3. Lay the rectangle so that the long edges are horizontal. Measure down both the right and left side making a mark every 11 inches. Connect the top left mark to the top right mark with a wavy line using a quilters pencil. Copy this wavy line for each set of marks.
4. With your sewing machine fitted with a gathering foot, sew along the first wavy line. I set my Bernina tension at 9, stitch length at 4. The finished ruffled seam should measure about 53”. If it doesn’t you’ll need to rip out the seam and adjust your tension and stitch length (I did this a few times!)
5. Once you’re satisfied with your stitch tension and length, gather the remaining 4 wavy lines as you did the first wavy line. Gather along the top and bottom edges as well with a 1/2″ seam allowance.
6. Switch back to your standard presser foot (remember to reset your stitch length and tension) and sew over top of your gathered stitches to reinforce them.
7. Now you should have a rectangle about 65” X 53”. Lay out the flat sheet. Place the ruffled sheet on top of the flat sheet an cut the flat sheet to the same dimention as the ruffled sheet. Pin and stitch them together with a ¾” seam allowance leaving a 24” opening along the bottom edge.
8. I sewed a long, white vintage zipper along the bottom opening. You could also sew on buttons and buttonholes as a closure.
Making the flowers
I created 4 types of flowers based on the Anthropologie version.
Type 1: You will need to make 3 of these large flowers. (Dahlia on the bottom right corner below)
Type 2: You will need to make 2 large and 2 small.
Trace the petal shape onto the leftover flat sheet. Your trace line is also your stitch line. Double your fabric and sew around the petal leaving the bottom open for turning.