Thursday, May 24, 2012


Just got several embroidered pillow cases from the thrift store. I'm going to use them to make more little girl's dresses and such. Right now they are soaking in Oxy-Clean!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Time To Start Sewing Your Summer Wardrobe!

Now is the time to start thinking about what you want to add to your Summer wardrobe. Shop for patterns and fabric (vintage or new) and start creating! Wrap skirts and dresses, sundresses, shifts, shorts, Summer tops and swimsuits are all great projects to get started on right now.

This wrap skirt is going to be my first project. Just the skirt not the romper!

I love that the skirt is reversible. So now I just need to alter it (too small around the waist and hips) and find some fabric that I like. Remember when you are buying a pattern that the sizing is not the same as ready to wear clothing. Always check the measurements on the back of the envelope.

Ideas for Summer Projects! 

Monday, May 7, 2012

Vintage Pillowcase Dress and Top

Pillowcases up-cycled into dresses and blouses!

My current project is making vintage pillowcases into girl's clothing. I'm going to try them on Etsy and see if the sell. They took a bit more time to cut and sew than I thought they would. Hopefully I'll get faster as I make more. Too bad my daughter is way too old to wear them! Here are the two I have made so far. The yellow top is a size 4 and the lavender dress is a size 8.