Rated 3 out of 5 by 1
Rated 3 out of 5 by makerandmomof5 Pretty, but costly and confusing design
While a bedspread is my preferred bed covering, my daughter requested a comforter for her redecorated room, and a bedskirt was a necessity. I'm a natural fibers kind of gal, so the linen was a no-brainer for me. When it came, I was more than a little baffled at how to put it on the bed, as the corners are open but snugly tacked at the bottom. I believe it is made that way to allow the bedrails to be passed through the skirt. The heavy iron bed we have does not screw together but has a ball and socket joint that must be dislodged with a mallet. Because hubby wasn't available to do the heavy lifting, I ended up using a seam ripper to free one side of the opening to allow it to fit the bed (hoping it doesn't reveal any holes once it's washed). The cost of this item is definitely too high for the amount of work it was to get it on the bed. It does require ironing, (which I expected and was happy to do). I recommend spraying it as opposed to steaming. The simple, occasional pleats are easy to press. The weight of the material is nice- not too heavy and not too thin- and ultimately, after all my effort, it looks lovely. I would like to see L.L. Bean perfect the design, or at least offer a video on how to use this one, and produce these in colors to match their comforters.
April 30, 2014