Oh man- I do love some vintage sheets. Imagine how thrilled I was to find this little baby (below) at the thrift store last week. The coolest thing about the “recycle” of these sheets is that someone had already made it into a hand-hemmed round table cloth. I took the table cloth, found the straight of grain, folded it, and went to work.
I’m making a gaucho-esque, split-skirt-type pant for my girl who loves to climb trees. She’s a little girl-y, so she does still like dress-up, but she has also informed me that skirts gravely interfere with her monkey bars and tree climbing. Well- form should follow function, right?? Seeings how that was my inspiration, I thought it would only be fair to get her to climb a tree for the photo. Talk about easy requests!
You know what else is cool about vintage sheets- they aren’t going to color fade. I mean, if we’re already on year 20 for this textile… its about as faded as its going to be. The next 1-2 years of washing is not going to be a deal breaker.
I did get two pillow cases and another sheet that day at the thrift store. Stay tuned. ~jen~