Sunday, June 12, 2011

Boring Top

This should have been my challenge.  I'm a linens addict.  I can't pass by a loud, mid-century top sheet or pillow case at Value Village.  They call out to me.  It's kind of weird.  Here's a sampling of a few I have in my stash (and by stash, I mean pile of stuff in the corner of the basement that looks like a garbage tip):


And since I'm airing my (un)dirty laundry, I have to confess that the pink,white and brown daisy print in the upper left-hand corner was made into a skirt by putting an elastic in the top and actually wearing it out of the house.  Once.  


And here's a muslin for a '40s dress that I've had hanging on the wall for around 4 months.  I can't decide if it's too much sheet to be a dress.  Farah made a great dress a few challenges back from this exact sheet, and hers looks great.  Hmmm......

I even made a pillowcase tunic last week before Mena announced the challenge, so I thought I would whip something up in 30 min. max.  Aaaaaaand then I made this:

Yawn.

Does this face say "Meh" loud enough?

I thought it would look cool and crisp, but it just ended up looking like a pillowcase with blue bias bindings.  And into the donate bag she goes.

To counteract the blahdom of that top, here's the sorbetto tank I made a couple of weeks ago from an old sheet and some thrifted narrow bias tape:




(note to self:  get a better camera and stop taking grainy flash photos at night.)



7 comments:

  1. Looks good. Glad you were able to squeeze in something between full-on parentitis.

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  2. Well, I'm glad someone is rescuing those "vintage linens"! If it helps, I don't think the blue-flower-embroidered top screams pillowcase at all. And the Sorbetto is super-extra cute.

    Someday I'll stop taking grainy flash pictures, too. Probably just in time to get an awesome camera that can actually do them ;).

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  3. Yeah, I've been using my son's $90 pocket camera balanced on the stereo. I should upgrade, but I'm cheap. Hey Bruce? Xmas gift hint hint ;)

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  4. all looking very cute, even if you don't think so!!

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  5. they are cute. we used to recycle flower sheets into dresses at nokomis but somehow you could never quite bleach the people stink out of those sheets :)

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  6. There is a very particular Value Village smell, isn't there? I'm not sure if it's some kind of fumigant or cleaning product they use, but I always feel like I need a shower after a good haul at VV. I usually manage to get the smell out with a couple of washes in Tide; if it kills cloth diaper smell, it'll work on anything! :P

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  7. I kind of like the boring one. Maybe you should try dying it? I noticed in another post that you mentioned Value Village on Sources. Made me feel nostalgic since I grew up in D.D.O. And Centennial Plaza was one of the first places I was allowed to go with my friends. That was before Village des Valeurs though! Thanks for the rewind moment.

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