Dec 29, 2011

Vintage Sheet Toddler Dress

I love reader submissions. :) Mrs. Mordecai from Be It Ever So Humble emailed me about this adorable dress she sewed for her little Tiger Lily. I love the vintage sheet she chose and the cheery green buttons are the perfect embellishment.

Check out her blog post for links to the pattern and more info on how she created this sweet dress.
In her post, Mrs. Mordecai discusses the cost advantage of sewing with thrifted sheets but the expense of thread and embellishments. What are your favorite money-saving sewing tips? Please leave a comment below. :)

Thanks for sharing your adorable creation with us, Mrs. Mordecai. And, as always, reader submissions are always welcome on the blog and in the Flickr group.

L.L.
Heather

5 comments:

Liz said...

Way cute! I have that same sheet, maybe I should make it for my daughter!

Oriel said...

My tip is about buttons. I always look for unusual and pretty buttons at our local Op/Thrift shops and have a great collection. Actually it is my mission whenever I go visiting that I call in at local Op/Thrift shops in search of buttons!!

Christine @ sugarandtrash.com said...

I am your newest follower. I love sewing with vintage sheets!!!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

That's a good tip. I'll have to see if I can find any next time I'm out.

qltmom9 said...

Sign up for Joann's coupons. The flyers show when thread is on sale too. And, I use serger thread for everything. I even save old spools and wind serger thread on spools while dh drive for easy use on my featherweight. I hate using the cone dispenser things, but the thread is GREAT, and I can get it for $1 and enough thread for a week of sewing, or more! Manufacturers use it, so why not?

Lucy~