Things used :
- 2x Second hand Disney sheet sets.
- New Look Pattern 6393
- Matching 14″ zippers (I used light blue and a yellow)
- Matching thread of choice (I used a white and tan)
- Sewing Machine
Something I quite enjoy doing is cruising second hand stores and checking out their linen sections. It’s quite often that I come across a vintage novelty print of some sort. And sheets, as it seems, are perfect sizes of fabric for upcycling in to dresses!
This particular visit, I happened upon two Disney sheet sets that appeared to be in brand new, never used condition.
I thought they’d be perfect to use with a new pattern I’d brought – New Look 6393.
Overall, it was a pretty simple pattern to follow. I didn’t have any difficulties with it at all.
One thing I did change though, was lining the bodice. This was done by cutting two sets of bodice pieces and using one for a lining.
Although the blue sheet was my favourite of the two patterns when I’d brought them, I think the cream dress turned out to be my favourite as a finished garment. I liked the way I tried to pattern match for the bodice. Something I’d wish I’d thought to do for the blue one too.
A fun thing I do when upcycling sheets and duvets, is I try to sew the original care tags in to the seam of the new garment.
Difficulty : * Super basic pattern. Perfect for beginners
Time : 3 hours
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