Novice Needs Help Making Bedskirt
I have a kingsize bed with a headboard and footboard. I bought a new comforter, but it didn't come with bedskirt and I haven't found a pre-made one that matches in color. I have found some 45" fabric that I would like to use to make a bedskirt.
I've googled for hours and can't find instructions to make a pleated bedskirt for use with a footboard. I understand how to make the pleats along the sides and one in the middle of the bottom/foot. I do not understand how to make the pleats at the corner and how to make a cut so that the footboard can be accommodated w/o showing through. Since I'll need to hem both sides of the cut I'd think I would need extra fabric but I'm at a loss as to know how to add it and even where to cut. (I'm not good at visualizing in 3D.)
I would like to have the "pretty fabric" go under the mattress a short way so that the white fabric doesn't show as they always seems a way to. I'd be happy too to attach the skirt to a fitted sheet or use Velcro if that helps.
Since the fabric is not the heavy home dÃ©cor fabric, do I need to line it?
The closest instructions I've found are at: http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/aa022699.htm.
Can someone clear the muddy waters for me?