I have wanted to replace my bed skirt for a while......just could not find what I was looking for. My old one was one of those "ruffled" things in boring cream.
When I could not find what I had in mind, I figured it was time to make one. The challenge was then to find fabric I liked that was not over the moon in cost.
The solution? a set of sheets on sale. By cutting away the elastic on the fitted sheet and the hems on the flat one, I had lots of yardage.
I did not document the process but here is a link to a wonderful tutorial. It is pretty much what I did (although, I did not use any other fabric....just the sheets) I even made my pillow shams using the sheet material and still have lots to make a few decorative pillows.
you can't really see the details in the photo above.....the sheets I used had a great pattern....it is a rich brick red with a nice little stripe