When I was a little girl my mother made me a floral dress out of a bed sheet and I loved it. I was reminded last year about using sheets to make dresses when The Slapdash Sewist made a dress using a sheet. I went to Walmart and bought a sheet in a pretty teal blue to make the same Butterick dress she made. The sheet is 60% cotton/40% polyester. But, you know how a fabric and pattern stash can build up--there is always so much to sew and so little time. The sheet just sort of sat in my stash as I was distracted by more fabric and patterns.
When this Cynthia Rowley S2497 pattern came out awhile back I knew I had to have it. I just love the neckline ruffles. I knew I wanted to wear this dress to work and, therefore, could not make it too dressy. I do not want to look like I am wearing a formal dress to work. I deliberated over what fabric to use, and then it came to me to use the bed sheet.
I made this dress about 3 weeks ago, but today is the first time I have worn it to get photographs. I always make a size 12 with no alterations, so I did the same thing this time. However, it was too big in the chest. I took in another 5/8" seam allowance to fix it. If you are small chested, I would advise dropping down one size in the bodice. My invisible zipper went in perfectly (not normal for me). This dress was really easy to make.
I am wearing it with a necklace/bracelet/earring set my sister gave me and some silver sandals from Go Jane. For those of you shoe-aholics like me, Go Jane has some cute, inexpensive shoes. Some are wild, but there are alot of cute ones.