Monday, May 23, 2011
Vintage Sheets: The New Summer Dress?
I do not make my dresses at all, but I did see his point. In the spring and summer I tend to wear cotton dresses with large prints--white and green, white and blue, white and citron--that could very well be made from sheeting.
Perhaps I could make some floaty dresses from these Garnet Hill sheets:
Or perhaps even from curtains, depending on the thickness of the fabric.
Making dresses from curtains is nothing new, as Maria (not yet von Trapp) will tell you:
Here is one of the curtain dresses from The Sound of Music up for auction:
Scarlett O'Hara also knew a thing or two about transforming curtains . . .
as did Carol Burnett's Scarlett:
I like this Bob Mackie sketch of Burnett's dress:
And I've always like his signature.
*Top image from trueup.net