Ikea Bedsheet dress

Added Jun 25, 2011

by juebejue

San Jose, Califo...

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Description

I love making dresses out of bedsheets for a few reasons:

They are so damn comfy
They sometimes have more interesting patterns than the cotton you can buy in store
They are free
(Most important for me) No pre-shrinking needed!

Granted, this is only the second dress involving bedsheets, but we dont have much unused bedsheets around. This fabric is terribly dark as a bedcover for our bed, so we didnt use it much. I cut it up and re-made Vogue 8380 using that fabric. I did make the bust and waist bands wider and put a rubber band through the waist band and did not use a zipper. Whew! so much more comfortable than my last version.

Material Notes

Old ikea bedsheets

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Summer
For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

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    Sep 9, 2011, 12.22 PMby emilief

    this is a great bedsheet transformation!

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    Aug 9, 2011, 07.16 AMby loyl8

    love this!!! did you use a pattern for the base of the dress?

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      Aug 9, 2011, 07.59 AMby juebejue

      oh yes i did! i used v8380 from vogue! hope you make one too!

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      Aug 11, 2011, 12.34 AMby loyl8

      thanks once i get my energy back ill be at it

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    Jul 14, 2011, 12.37 AMby tracyx

    Woot, that’s a pretty sophisticated looking bedsheet fabric. I like it.

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    Jun 29, 2011, 09.10 PMby lepetithoot

    The dress is adorable and you look great! I hope you’re enjoying your pregnancy. <3

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    Jun 26, 2011, 11.35 PMby candroid007

    Gorgeous dress, perfect for summer, I adore the color and Congratulations!

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    Jun 25, 2011, 10.06 PMby bjr99

    Great looking dress. I’m sure it is quite cofortable.

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    Jun 25, 2011, 07.19 PMby Geeky Seamstress

    yeyy for sewing your way through pregnancy :-) beautiful dress, I also LOVE using bedsheets for all the same reasons :-)

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