Monday, February 10, 2014

Vintage Pillowcase Top

Happy Monday! I've decided to blow off these winter blues with a sweet little spring/summer top made from a vintage pillowcase and a piece of pink stretchy knit while learning a new sewing technique! French seams :) They are oh so pretty and leave such a beautifully finished seam that I'm not sure why I haven't tried it sooner...oh right, fear of the unknown. But, as one of my resolutions is to conquer new sewing territory, I'm diving in!

The pillowcase is the same one I used for the ABCs and I had also thrifted a piece of pale pink knit fabric a while back that matched up almost perfectly.


This is a project that I was totally winging from beginning to end in terms of size and shape...but when it came to the shoulder and side seams I was sure to take my time and get good finished french seams.

Here is the final piece. I think it is a success! It really is a very simple top to make and the perfect project to learn new techniques on. It is a basic taken up a notch, I feel, by the little extra touches here and there. I'm seeing this getting a LOT of wear this spring and summer :).

And the best part of all of this? I still have some pieces of the pillowcase left over!!! I'm thinking I'll customize a pair of cutoffs by adding patches to the pockets and hemming them with these leftovers...never to be worn as a matching set, however! I don't do that...pinky swear! AND I'll probably still have more left after that, so any ideas on what I could make with it? Do share :)


You can find the step-by-step tutorial over here at my blog if you're interested in how I cam up with this. And there you have it :) Hope you like this one! Let me know if you do...

Peace,
Andrea

7 comments:

Minnado said...

Very sweet - the two fabrics look great together

Debbie EOD

Julie Lail said...

That's so cute! I probably would have tried to put the knit on the bottom and messed it all up! You're one smart cookie!

Julie Lail said...

That's so cute! I probably would have tried to put the knit on the bottom and messed it all up! You're one smart cookie!

Marie Cheek said...

Very cute! To tell you how old I am....my Mom had that exact set of sheets when I was a kid...LOL!

Andrea said...

haha, love it, Marie Cheek! I wish I had the whole set now for my bed ;) Thank you Julie and Debbie!

Erinn Merlo-Jackson said...

That is so cute! It will be perfect in summer!

Jennifer Elliott said...

Very cute! The refashion is perfect for the spring and summer!