vintage may and vintage sheets
May 23rd, 2012
Have you been following along with Jess and Kristin's Vintage May? These two bloggers teamed up to show off handmade vintage-y kid's clothes all month long. Many amazing bloggers have been making many amazing garments and tutorials too. Today, hey, it's me! Head on over to skirt as top to see more of this button up shirt made from a vintage sheets.
While I was making this shirt, I started to think of all the other things I've made from vintage sheets. I used to be skeezed out by second hand sheets. All that yardage in awesome prints, though? Hard to pass up. To over come my heebie jeebies, I wash the sheets a few times with extra hot water and let them dry in the sun. When you iron the sheets that thrift store smell appears again, but I power through knowing after I sew whatever it is I am making, I will never iron them again. All the projects above are new sheets made from old sheets (and one quilt). I'm a genius I know. We have extendable beds from Ikea, so the kids' beds are all different weird sizes.
Clothes from vintage sheets are much more fun. I think pajama pants from sheets and pillowcases are my favorite, but obviously I like a good floral tie too. More boy's button up shirts from flowery sheets are definitely in my future.