In a few short weeks my youngest will be heading off to living in a college dorm. Her roommate is some one she has known for a few years so the two of them have been planning that dorm room for a while now. On one of the orientation visits, we set a dorm bed to the highest setting and did some measuring so that I could make bed skirts that will work for the height of the bed and hide all of the things they want to store under their beds. Because both of the girls have severe allergies, we are hoping that the bed skirt will also help to stop piles of dust on the stored items so I designed bed skirts that will close in all four sides of the under bed storage.
As I calculated how much fabric it would take to make the two extra long twin bed skirts in the length they would need, I started to panic. We decided to keep the bed skirts a solid color which lead me to using sheets and saving a fortune on what it would have cost to buy fabric by the yard... to say nothing of how much fabric would have gone to waste.
If you didn't measure the dorm bed at orientation, consider measuring it when your student moves in. A custom bed skirt is going to be appreciated at Christmas or any gift giving occasion.