What most people think when they see a set of sheets at a thrift store "Eww! Who in the world would buy used sheets??"
What Kimberly and I think "Hmmm. That's a nice print I wonder if there is enough fabric to make a skirt out of?"
That's exactly what we thought, when we found this mid-century full size sheet set at our favorite thrift store. We looked at each other and I put them in the basket.
The pattern Kimberly chose (Simplicity 1099) called for 7 5/8th yards of fabric and we got it out of $1 sheet set! If that's not a Thrift Store Score I don't know what is! Haha
Sewing this skirt has shown me something about my sewing preferences. Because of our long hair I prefer using buttons instead of hook and loops for the waistband closure. I've actually started making notes on different patterns to make the waistband longer to make space for a button and buttonhole.
Shhhh...Changes were made from the pattern
- Used a button instead of hooks and loops for the waistband closure.
- Cut two inches off of the length (Still included the 5' hem)
- Self-drafted a lining! My first time doing one and it worked! :)
- Full size sheet set for skirt fabric (Bought last month)
- 2 yards White Knit for lining (Gifted from my Grandmother's stash, last month)
- Button (Gifted from my Grandmother's stash, last month)
Fabric busted on this project: 9 7/8 yards (9.0297 m)
Fabric busted since March 1st, 2015: 47 5/8 yards. (43.5483 m)
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