Finally! Finally had the chance to put together a duvet for my three-year-old son's bed.
I personally dislike buttons on duvet covers as they last about a washing before the button holes stretch and the buttons start falling out leaving an ugly herniated comforter problem at the end of the bed. (Apparently I feel more strongly about this than I realized because I just used the words "ugly herniated" in regard to bed coverings!) Also, I avoid button holes like the plague.
As you can see, I chose to I use a long zipper instead and cut the front of the duvet long enough to wrap around the back an inch and a half so that the zipper would not be right at the end of the duvet.
I couldn't find a long white polyester zipper at the local fabric stores and while deciding whether or not to special order online (an invisible zipper would make the most sense), I was going through clothes to donate and realized that I could steal the zipper out of an old pair of footie jammies. Since the jammies were a size 5, the zipper was 34" long! I love thievery. And freebies.
Now my son's room has a chevron bed slipcover, navy curtains, a sling book rack, a matching footstool and a new duvet. We're making progress.
Oh, and his baby silhouette. It needs a frame.
Still thinking about making some pillows with an ocean theme. Fish? A shark?
Yesterday when I was taking these pictures my son informed me "I don't like that new blanket!"
This morning I asked my husband why the dear boy was crying in the the middle of the night last night. His response? "Heaven forbid that new blanket you made touch his leg."