Sunday, August 15, 2010

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!!

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24 comments:

  1. You made those dresses yourself?? You could definitely start your own store!

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  2. SOOO pretty! The dresses too. ;D

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  3. ADORABLE, Melissa! How sweet. I love the dresses and your girls dancing around the deck. I saw a sheet with a great pattern at the thrift store a while back, but I didn't get it - now I'm kicking myself. Well, I'll be on the lookout again. Those dresses are just so cute!

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  4. So sweet! They look adorable!

    ~Julia

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  5. So cute! The dresses turned out great, and the thriftiness is a big plus. :)

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  6. i love a good up-cycle :) dresses are adorable and so are your girls! thank you for linking up to MMM!

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  7. What a freat idea to use sheets! Who would ever know! Your girls are darling and the dresses are as cute as they are.

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  8. love that cross neck thing you've got going on with the a line, and love that color blue with the ruffle. great job on both!!

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  9. Oh so glad you joined the party the sheets to dresses are great! The fabric is so soft~ I love the patterns and trim and as usual you have the prettiest models, plus you can't beat the price! I hope you have time to check out some of the other posts, they are great, too. Lezlee

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  10. Those are adorable! Love your fantastic models.:) Thanks for stopping by.
    Sherry

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  11. I saw this on a link up. What a great idea to use sheets. I'm a new sewer, so I used some old shirt of mine to make toddler dresses. I blogged about them here: http://www.thetowells.com/2010/08/toddler-dress-from-adult-shirt-tutorial/

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  12. you make the cuttest clothes for your kids!! I love that these dresses are made from sheets!! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. These are great! I've always contemplated buying sheets at Goodwill...never knew quite what to do. Beautiful!

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  14. Your creativity amazes me & your girls look adorable in their new dresses!

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  15. Fresh and cute, I love these! The girls look so comfortable in them, and classically elegant.

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  16. Love the dresses!! I bet being sheets they are so comfy and cool! Amazing ☺
    *hugs*deb

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  17. Vintage bed linens are my favourite material to use. They work so well for clothing (great yardage) with their colours and bold (or demure like your roses) patterns. Your dresses (and the models) are lovely.

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  18. Beautiful and your kids looked carefree and happy wearing them!

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  19. They are adorable! I can't sew but your dresses make me wish that I did. What a neat project.

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  20. adorable! great job!

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  21. Your daughters look beautiful, love how you used old sheets as opposed to new fabric.

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  22. As always I love these!

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  23. Melissa these two dresses are really stunning! from bed linens.. so cool. I love paisley too ;)
    The girls look very happy in them.

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  24. Those dresses are beautiful! I can't believe they were made from bed linens! that's awesome.

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