Upcycled Fashion - Using cotton sheets

So, I have a little bit of a fabric fetish that extends way beyond silk, merino wool and organic cottons....I've been collecting retro cotton sheets (for years) with the premise they make lovely cheap fabric to test new patterns, and in lots of cases they have become wearable toiles. OK - so in lots of cases, I have guarded them as almost as precious as those other "precious" fabrics you save for best.

And now we are in isolation. What better time to sew up some of those gorgeous retro sheets into beautiful garments?

I hope this inspires you to look at your linen cupboard a little differently...and maybe also check out your local Thrift Shop for pre-loved sheets and duvet covers (in good condition of course), that may be waiting for a second, more up-market, chance in life.....

Clicking each image will take you directly to the sewing pattern it was made from.

Bellbird top PDF sewing pattern

 Egret tank PDF sewing pattern

 Kingfisher Top pdf sewing pattern

 Peacock wrap dress in upcycled cotton sheet

FantialShirt from upcycled sheets

Hoody sewing pattern

Tui dress sewn in cotton sheet

Patterns for beginners

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