Novelista Pattern Hack: Upcycled bed sheets into retro dress

Upcycled Bed Sheets into this retro styled dress

A friend of mine, whose 100 year old Grandmother just recently passed, gave me a whole trash bag full of her old sheets, knowing that I would do something with them. And of course I did! I upcycled bed sheets into something my teen would wear.

Upcycled Bed Sheets into this retro styled dress

Upcycled Bed Sheets

I started with the tried and true Novelista pattern *affiliate link* (like I have used here) and went with 3/4 length sleeves. I cut it off a little above the waist, and added a horizontal-stripe band for visual interest. And for the circle skirt portion of the dress, I used By Hand London’s circle skirt calulator. It worked perfectly!

  Upcycled Bed Sheets into this retro styled dress

 I had some piping that someone had given me, from their couch. I thought it was chunky enough to make an impact. And instead of buttons, I used snaps!

Upcycled Bed Sheets into this retro styled dress

She is wearing her trusty crinoline *affiliate link* (LOVE this thing) to give it that extra pouf!

Upcycled Bed Sheets into this retro styled dress

I will be entering this is a Trashion Show in April! This is one out of THREE outfits I am making for this show. I think I have officially lost my marbles. Yup. Gone.

Upcycled Bed Sheets into this retro styled dress

BTW, when did my little girl start looking all grown up? Cheese Louise.

This is one of my favorite things to do! Turning trash into treasure is so much fun.

What have YOU upcycled today?