Old Sheets and New Dresses that I've Been Dying to Show You!!
I made the girls new school dresses this weekend. The fabric costs me two dollars each for the three types you see in these two dresses. That is a total of six dollars. How do I manage, you ask? Simple. I buy sheets at the thrift store. They sell them for 2 dollars a piece.
Doesn't K remind you of Marilyn in this shot? It was a bit breezy when I took the photos. C's dress, the blue paisley, is from New Look 6504. C's dress, the pink roses, is from New Look 6613. Both were super easy and fun patterns to make. I had a bit of trouble with C's flounce but that was due to my inability and not difficulty with the pattern.
I love making K halter style dresses and shirts - for some reason she looks great in them.
I adore paisley and this aqua blue is perfect for C. I was thrilled when I found the paisley flat sheet.
As soon as I found this fitted sheet with roses, I knew I wanted to a simple, classic dress where the fabric was the center-piece.
Bed linens really make great fabric for clothes. They have wonderful drape and are light and breezy.
Don't you just love the dreamy pink trim at the neckline? I made this a size 7. K is really a six so it is a bit big and I have to tie the halter a bit snugger than hangs really well...but I know she will be able to wear it next spring!!