Dreams of summer

It’s time to think about summer!  I love to use vintage sheet fabric, and here’s a great way!  Using two sheets and two 5-packs of boys tank-top undershirts I came out with ten super-cute nighties for under $20.  Here’s how I made them:

     cut the undershirts to the length you’d like (they are ordinarily quite long!)

     make a pattern (similar to mine if you want them super-twirly) and cut out the skirt pieces

     stitch the skirt pieces together and then to the tank top (stretch the tank top as you go and it’ll gather the skirt itself)

     cut out a cute picture from the sheet and quickly machine-applique it onto the tank top (if you want it cutesy!)

     hem

     . . .and wear!

These are so easy, inexpensive, and enjoyable to wear!

Here’s my pattern/diagram if you’re so inclined to try it yourself!
       

SO the measurement at the top is about 1/4 of your waist measurement, plus a little bit for comfort.  The A measurement equals the B measurement to keep the length uniform.  Cut it out on the fold, and make two per nightie.

🙂 Give it a try!
Sheila (my blog: troutwife)

Must See TV

I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited about a TV show than I am about this one! Featuring Shareen Mitchell, this series premiers April 19th at 10:30 on Planet Green. Mitchell is a self-taught designer whose whole design premise is making the old new again. she is also animate about her role of helping women see themselves as the beauties they really are. The frosting on the cake is Mitchell’s blog. I will be watching and reading.