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Grandma's bedsheet dress.

Added Jun 27, 2011

by Sofiagynther

Stockholm, Sweden






Using my grandmothers old bedsheet I made another variation of the Port Elizabeth pattern. I was inspired by a dress I saw in a shop to make the collar high and folded with a button. It can also be unbottoned and the collar will fold itself out over the shoulders. I was just a little too eager to get it finished so it’s just a tiny bit too short but otherwise I like it.

Material Notes

Cotton fabric, plastic button.




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Vintage

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    May 9, 2012, 04.07 PMby Ms. Nikell

    I love the collar!!!

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    Jun 29, 2011, 01.52 PMby RoniBarr

    Beautiful dress! Very inspiring project! I’m always hesitant to work with woven fabrics… Might just give it a try…

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    Jun 29, 2011, 12.50 PMby Sofiagynther

    Wow. I can’t believe the kind things you all say! Thank you so much!

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    Jun 29, 2011, 10.30 AMby FashionSewingBlog

    What a great little dress! It’s just so inspiring to see someone use something old and give it a second lease of life. Right design choice for your fabric, you have excellent eye for detail, and that collar is simply pretty.

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    Jun 29, 2011, 10.26 AMby Mai-der

    WOW!!!! I love pockets, color, the collar… great variation!!!

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    Jun 29, 2011, 10.24 AMby Eleanor Thomas

    This looks fabulous! So sunny.

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    Jun 28, 2011, 09.34 AMby bjr99

    Great dress and I love the fabric! If you think the skirt is too short wear it with leggings or pants as a tunic.

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    Jun 27, 2011, 05.47 PMby ladynunu

    I love the collar… Definitely an idea I’ll try. Great job!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 04.24 PMby thewildcards

    So mod, so retro, so… Twiggy! Super fun, love it!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 01.27 PMby robotattack

    Oh wow! I’ve been thinking of stealing my grandmother’s sheets for the same thing! So cool to see someone else actually do it! Awesome!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 01.23 PMby tamsinwp

    What a fantastic idea – looks great!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 01.23 PMby tamsinwp

    What a fantastic idea – looks great!

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    Jun 27, 2011, 12.37 PMby fadgirl

    Wow! That is so funky, I love the huge pockets and the neck detail. Brilliant variation on the basic top. :o)

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