Help with bedskirt - alteration add elastic
I have used the elastic bedskirts for years and since I'm alone it is infinitely easier for me to get it on and off for laundering.
Now, I've got my eye on a new comforter and it comes with a platform bedskirt. I'm in a dilema about removing the center fabric and simply installing elastic for a slip-around style. I'd never be able to remove my mattress and get it back on by myself without making a total mess of the bedskirt. I doubt that I can even lift the mattress alone.
I really don't want to add a casing for the elastic either. I don't think it would matter if the top of it wasn't finished in some way because it won't show. Maybe I could just zig zag it (I don't have a surger) Can I just cut the center out and sew elastic to the cut off or hemmed top?
The comforter set I want to order is on the web and it appears to have quite a straight bedskirt and not a gathered or ruffled.
I know I could use velcro but that would be very expensive and I really don't want to stick it to my box spring either. If there is a way to do the elastic, that would be my choice.
I have a white elastic one now and it would be much prettier to use the one that will be sent to me with the comforter.
I sure would appreciate suggestions.