I love making dresses out of bedsheets for a few reasons:
- They are so damn comfy
- They sometimes have more interesting patterns than the cotton you can buy in store
- They are free
- (Most important for me) No pre-shrinking needed!
Granted, this is only the second dress involving bedsheets, but we dont have much unused bedsheets around. This fabric is terribly dark as a bedcover for our bed, so we didnt use it much. I cut it up and re-made Vogue 8380 using that fabric. I did make the bust and waist bands wider and put a rubber band through the waist band and did not use a zipper. Whew! so much more comfortable than my last version.
Look at how big kaylee is!
Oh! and I got a haircut! The splitends were driving me crazy so chop chop! all gone!
My new birthday purchase reminded me that I have an awesome Elna that I havent sewn with for a while. This dress is made only using my little Elna grasshopper 🙂 There are somethings I learnt about that machine, will share with you soon!