Friday, May 4, 2012

Vintage Sheet Girl Dresses


It is so fun to dress up little girls in dresses. Making dresses for little ones is very affordable and rewarding. And, who doesn't love a sewing project that can be completed in a couple hours for less than $5?

The following is a collection of some of my favorite little girl dresses made from vintage sheets and pillowcases. Enjoy!

This dress utilizes all kinds of fabric but my eye was drawn to the little vintage sheet apron. Love the chevron stripes with the flowers.
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I love this ruffle beauty. And, check out that model pose. Fabulous!
Another great pose. I love the little cap sleeves and flower embellishment.
The details on this dress are stunning. Good news, there is a great tutorial on this one.
Love the stretch bodice on this one and the solid pink hem. I also wish my backyard looked like this one.
The check print and bow are totally unexpected for a little girl dress but they are so perfect.
A baby dress with matching shoes. Holy cuteness!
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This one is a Shabby Apple knock-off partially designed by a 6 year-old. Love!
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It is hard to pick a favorite from this trio of pillowcase dresses. I love the contrasting colored bias tape she uses for the straps.
Just looking at this dress makes me want to twirl around. I'm currently hoarding this same sheet. I'm tempted to make a grown-up version of this dress for myself, pockets and all.
Look at this darling dress made from a pillowcase. Click the link to see the matching dress for the older sister.
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This blue dress is precious. Love the double ruffle.
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I love the elastic waist on this one.
I love the shirring and the ruffle hemline on this cutie.
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Another twirl-worth dress. And, again, love the pockets!
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Finally, we have cool flowers, ruffles, and twirls. Perfection!
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Which is your favorite?

Be sure to click on the "source" to see the tutorials, directions, or stories behind these dresses. Most of the dresses were made for Easter dresses by sewers who usually don't work with vintage sheets.

I hope that you enjoy your weekend. I'm working on a little tutorial but the weather is not cooperating for my photos (we call it May Grey.) Other fun stuff is in the works plus, we have a special Mother's Day Weekend Link Up Party next weekend.



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8 comments:

Liz Taylor said...

I have seen some of these around, but a lot of them are new to me! Such a great collection of girly dresses :)

Sarah @ This Crazy Blessed Life said...

Thanks for the feature!!

Peg said...

Oh I loved looking through these dresses, it brought back many memories. When I was small people used what they had nothing was thrown away, new dresses made from elder sisters dresses when they grew out of them. Shirt collars turned when they were wearing thin, need I go on :0). I
I love the 'twirl' one best in the second to last picture, it's so pretty.
I love vintage and reading vintage blogs gives me my daily fix, little did I know all those years ago it would all be repeated again :0)

Thank you for sharing these gorgeous dresses.

Peg x

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

These are all so cute! I just adore your blog!! :) SO many goodies! hope you have a great weekend! xo Holly

ps. I made my corgi and my mom's bandanas yesterday!! with vintage sheets they turned out so cute! :) I'll be posting pics next week!

The Attic Girl Site said...

Those dresses are all very cute! I wish I could sew.

Stopping by from SITS
www.atticgirl.com

Anne said...

Wow, what cuteness! Love these!

Laurel Lee said...

How adorable are these dresses!!!! I am saying hi from the SITS Girls Spring Fling! Happy blogging!

misssrobin said...

So beautiful! Makes me wish my girls were little again. Guess I'll have to wait for granddaughters.