Well, I didn’t go into labor yet! Baby girl is still hanging in there! I’m at the point where half of me wants her to come out because I’m so uncomfortable and the other half of me is scared of the labor/delivery process and wants her to stay inside forever! The waiting is the hardest part. The control freak in me has a hard time not being able to plan things! Every day I wake up thinking “Today could be THE day!” I hesitate to make dinner plans and I even have a hard time figuring out how much produce to buy for the week!
These last few days I’ve been keeping myself busy, trying to keep my mind off of the imminent delivery. Today is my last day of work and I’ve been using my last free evenings to crank out a few more baby projects. Like this contoured diaper changing table pad cover:
I actually was gifted a beautiful, soft chamois diaper changing table pad cover in pink from Pottery Barn Kids that I love and plan to use most of the time, but I decided to make a back up one because I’m pretty sure that there will be accidents on it and will need to be washed every once in awhile. I had a lot of pink minky fabric in my fabric stash and I used this great tutorial to make my own pattern. The homemade version turned out as nice as the Pottery Barn version. I think the key to sewing your own version is to make it contoured so that it fits the dimensions of the changing table pad instead of being all loose and baggy.
The tutorial has you tracing around your changing table pad to make the pattern:
Then you pin and sew the pieces together and fold the fabric towards the back:
I wanted the cover to be extra snug so I added elastic to the back so that it fits really securely:
I love how the corners came out sharp and nicely fitted:
It looks good on the changing table!
Our changing table is the Catalina Dresser and topper from Pottery Barn Kids. I have a feeling we will be spending lots of time at this table in the coming years!
Maybe the baby will come today!!! Who knows?! It’s driving me crazy!!