Found this pillowcase for sale at the thrift shop for $1 and thought it would look better on my arm as a tote bag! Used some thrifted ribbon for the straps, and I was done!
A Regal Maxi skirt made from a thrifted leopard print bed sheet.
This full volume maxi skirt has a high waist, a long sash, a zip up the back and side pockets! It is fitted at the waist, and super comfy to wear. This bold look is breezy in summer but warm enough for fall.
What do you all think?
I found a tablecloth at a thrift shop, and, inspired by this post on Refashion Co-op, I decided to turn it into this skirt!
What do you guys think of this skirt?
The lining is made from an old t-shirt, and the lace overlay was from a window curtain.
I love the yellow roses!
Inspired by this awesome lady, Hulibug, who refashions vintage sheets into beautiful vintage inspired dresses, and also by the cute Sookie Stackhouse tie back dress, I set out to make my own bedsheet dress...
Started with a bedsheet. A pretty print floral print and a lovely colour. The fabric is a little bit stretchy, and I have a clean slate to work with as opposed to some of the messes I've had to start with! LOL
I cut out a skirt patterned after this cute wrap skirt I refashioned a few months ago and sewed up the sides, leaving an opening near the top for a couple of buttons.
I cut out some pieces to make a top modeled after a lovely vintage dress that fits me well.
I added shoulder straps and completed the top by adding a piece across the back.
I then created two ties to connect the halter back - here one is shown inside out - I sewed them that way and then reversed them for the final product. This technique is useful for hiding rough edges.
Here are a couple of viewpoints of the final product... Hope you like it! I'm sure proud of this one ;)
Started with the amazing fabric from this huge pillowcase printed in the Ivory Coast.
This just had to become clothing - it was way too good to sleep on!
First, I turned it into a tunic by cutting a neck hole into the sealed end of the pillowcase, and putting in two holes in the sides for the sleeves.
Easy peasy! This colourful top looks great with a belt and leggings.
But I didn't want to stop there. I knew that this versatile piece could be worn in other ways.
I cut across the top of the piece so both end would be fully open. Then I flipped the piece upside down when I saw that the pillowcase bottom already had a string across the top.
It was the work of a moment to pull that out.
I could have stopped there, but the dress was a little shapeless, so...
I made a little hole lower in the chest area and pulled the string through. Then I pulled the string back up to the top and tied it.
This created some subtle ruching around the front area, that made the piece look more "dress" and less "pillowcase".
For the number two look, here's the pillowcase as a strapless dress with or without a belt. I love it!
For the third look, the pillowcase can be worn as a maxi skirt.
Love this look too!
This simple, no-sew refashion works because the print on this skirt is so beautiful!
So don't forget, when thrifting, to look at the fabrics and bed sheets and pillowcases too. Because you might get lucky!
I'm a theatre artist in Toronto who likes refashioning and costuming!