My final foray into grown-up sewing, at least for now, is this 50s style floral print dress!
Lest you be worried that I only use vintage sheets for my littles, this dress is 100% vintage sheet goodness! The sheet was in my stash and I just keep thinking how pretty it would be for me and the next thing you know, I was cutting it up in adult size!
Goofy face...the sun was bright!
The band at the waist was a bit of a happy accident. After I cut the skirt, I realized the whole thing was going to be kind of short. I didn't have enough fabric to recut the skirt, so I improvised. I love how it turned out! The band is stitched between the bodice and skirt but the sash is free so I can put it in front or back or even leave it off. For the skirt, I cut two pieces of the sheet (which was twin size, I think) selvage to selvage and stitched them together. I then gathered and stitched them to the waistband.
I do love a giant bow!
Even the back zipper is upcycled, although not vintage. I ripped it out of one of the girls' old Halo SleepSacks! This is why I save these things! I mean, seriously, who knows when you're going to need an 20" long pink zipper???
It's always a bit of a risk to make something in such a retro style for adults, especially from a sheet. I really do love how it turned out, though, and it's very me, so hopefully people aren't snickering behind my back when I wear it! Please, snicker to my face...LOL!
That's it for Sewing for Me for now! I have a few more things I might make, but it's going to be time to start designing fall and winter dresses for the girls soon, so I will be busy with that, I'm sure. For now, it's nice to have a few wardrobe updates! I hope all you mamas take time to sew for yourselves too! It's really more fun than I would have thought!