Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Upcycle Apron Top

For the Nappycino Upcycle Swap, I decided to make an apron top from some old sheets I had as a little girl. I felt wrong cutting the material, but felt that since I only had a flat sheet, it is okay because it wasn't being used. The day after I cut the fabric, the fitted sheet turned up however, rendering me completely guilt ridden. Whoopsie. I now have a fitted sheet and pillowcase uncut and a cut flat sheet from the set. I could team the fitted with a plain flat sheet and use it for one of the girls I suppose. Turns out one of my girlfriends had the same sheets as a little girl, and many of the women on Nappycino said likewise. Seems they were a part of many a girl's childhood in the late 70's/early 80's.
I do adore it and I have another cut ready to sew (if I can get my WIPs under control that is).


  1. is that holly hobby? I loved holly hobby and betsy clark as a kid

  2. Oh I love that fabric! Want to swap your now unmatched fitted for a plain fitted sheet in a colour of your choice??? LOLOL!

    The apron looks fantastic too!

  3. BTW, there are patterns on the internet for making pillowcase dresses too, if you decide you want to continue sewing with the pillowcase!

  4. Kelli, I don't think it is Holly Hobby. Mum calls it that, but I don't think it is, it's just another print. I do have a flanelette HH sheet though :).

    Melinda, lol, if you wanted a cut of the fabric, let me know. I would have done a pillowcase dress, but the print faces the other way on it lol.

  5. I'm laughing! Now I do read your blog so was I inspired by yours? I did read this post.

    I actually only had a small amount left as I'd used that fabric in ... http://inspiredbyenid.blogspot.com/2008/05/dresses-from-pillowcases.html

    It was the third crossover I made yesterday and I was searching for scraps. It only just took the pattern and I had to cut the back off grain to get it out.