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Little Pink Dress

March 26, 2010

I just finished Creamie’s Easter dress.  It’s made from a pink sheet I bought on my thrfting jackpot last week.  (I still don’t know if my new/old sewing machine works.  It’s under stacks of fabric already!)  I used Butterick B5017 and after I took out two inches out of the bodice it went together as perfect as could be.  And she looks so cute, I just can’t get over it!

I used maybe 1/40th of  the pink sheets to make this dress.  Which, if you do the math adds up to all of $.15, and the lining was basically free because I bought those sheets like 3 years ago and I’ve definitely already got my money out of them.  The only other thing I needed to make this dress was 1 yard of eyelet trim, which cost $1.57.  This brings our grand total to under $1.75.  Man, I love being cheap!  And I am totally getting addicted to buying sheets at the thrift store.  It’s just so much fabric for so cheap!  I can’t get over it.  Of course, the sheets take up a lot more space in my stash than my usual fat quarters or yard purchases…. I’m going to get to work doing something about that problem.  It’s an awesome problem to have.  I’m linking up to Sew&Tell.  Go check out the other projects, it’s a great way to start the weekend!

29 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2010 11:00 am

    She is so cute. I love the eyelet trim, the $1.50 was well worth it! I have been collecting sheets to use for quilting and projects as well, and they do take up more room than fat quarters but I will not complain about it 🙂

  2. March 26, 2010 11:10 am

    So cute!!!!!! How are you so amazing? Want to make me a dress out of a sheet? 😉

  3. Josie permalink
    March 26, 2010 11:37 am

    So, so cute Erika! I really wish I lived where there was cute fabric!

  4. March 26, 2010 1:08 pm

    vintage sheets and pillowcases are addictive! but so soft, lovely and romanticly dreamy!

    as is this dress.

    the hairband is a perfect accessory.

    great Friday Finish!

  5. Kim permalink
    March 26, 2010 1:26 pm

    It turned out so cute! I love the eyelet at the bottom. I need to take some lessons on being thrifty from you. Here I am looking at buying some fabric for a quilt in an etsy shop, it’s not $1.75 though.

  6. March 26, 2010 2:51 pm

    They are the perfect match – your adorable little girl and her pretty dress. Recycling and reusing is so much fun; it stretches your imagination just a little further.

  7. March 26, 2010 2:57 pm

    So sweet! And very frugal:) I just bought thrift sheets to make the dogs some beds. Your dress is much cuter!

  8. March 26, 2010 3:16 pm

    This is sooooooooooooo sweet! You had mentioned on my blog (I think) that your baby is 14 months old, mine is too… going onto 15. 🙂

  9. March 26, 2010 3:30 pm

    What a great little dress. I love the eyelet trim!

  10. March 26, 2010 3:38 pm

    I just replied to you email in case you have your spam filter on… 🙂

  11. March 26, 2010 4:33 pm

    Oh my … how cute she is! And who doesn’t love a bargain … way to go!

  12. March 26, 2010 4:44 pm

    Ooh, like everyone else, I adore this. She is so sweet, I can’t wait to meet her. 🙂

    And so fun to have more of the fabric for future projects, this buying sheets at DI thing is SUCH a great idea.

  13. March 26, 2010 5:57 pm

    this turned out so adorable! I think you need to make another one. (hint hint) I love the picture of the eyelet hem and her little toes!

    Great job!

  14. March 26, 2010 6:09 pm

    that dress is SO cute! and i love the fact that you made it from a thrifted sheet. makes me want to go thrifting bad…

  15. March 26, 2010 6:21 pm

    That little eyelet lace peeking out from under the skirt is the cutest thing I’ve seen all day. And I’ve looked at a lot of “sew-and-tells”! 🙂

  16. March 26, 2010 8:24 pm

    Wonderful!! I love being cheap and creative!! I bet that little sweetie has the softest dress around on Easter!!! Love the little bare toes too!!

  17. Anissa permalink
    March 26, 2010 8:30 pm

    It’s great to find another thrift store sheet junkie. I love love love finding cute sheets at the thrift store and making pants, skirts, etc out of them. So soft, so comfy, so cute and SO CHEAP! This dress is adorable. Glad I stopped by!

  18. March 26, 2010 9:38 pm

    oh my goodness!!! this is so cute. i am in love with the pinafore underneath.

  19. March 26, 2010 9:54 pm

    Hurrah for being cheap! This dress is so adorable. Are you going to make something to match? I think this print would be very cute with your Turquoise sweater!

  20. March 27, 2010 9:03 am

    Too adorable! The dress is perfect and she looks like a sweet baby girl.

  21. March 27, 2010 9:06 am

    I just really love your blog. Your pictures are so awesome and the things that you do are incredible! I love your green pictures, I love your sewing table, your enthusiasm, and Creamie’s pink dress. You do a great job!

  22. March 27, 2010 4:49 pm

    That is just sooo cute! (dress and model) What a great re-purposing and cheap too. Gotta love that.

  23. March 27, 2010 6:43 pm

    What a sweet dress! The eyelet trim just makes it perfect, and I love that you made this for under $2! Fabulous!!!

  24. March 28, 2010 6:52 am

    Amazing. The eyelet is just perfect!

  25. March 31, 2010 8:46 am

    Simply adorable!!!! The baby, the dress, the hairband, the toes and the shoes!!! Love them all! Thanks for sharing.


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