Got some old bedsheets lying around? Experiment with them! That’s what I did today. I took an old blue bed sheet that was gifted to me years ago by friends who knew I dabble in the sewing and crafting and made something new.
I used the cross-over bust pattern for the top and extended the front ends. After hemming all the necessary edges, I made some folds along the front and sewed them in place. For fun, I folded one side inwards and the other side outwards. I then cut across the width of the bed sheet to get a rectangular piece of fabric. I reduced the width towards the ends with a curved cut. Made pleats, and then pinned it to the bottom of my top, right sides facing. Sewed them together and tadah!
The color was rather blah so I decided to dye the fabric. I mixed some red and tangerine in hot water and then gave the outfit a good soak. After a rinse and dry, it turned a lovely pink! I added lace to the collar and neckline, and ribbon to the edge of the skirt.
I hand sewed hook and eye closures from Dritz on to the front of the outfit. Then accessorized it with a brown belt. What do you think? What would you wear this with and when would you wear an outfit like this?