Thing 192

It’s Yellow Sheet Week.

It should be Orange Flag Week in light of Holland’s THIRD WIN! Yeah, baby! But I’m out of orange fabric, so Yellow Sheet Week it is.

I had an old yellow cotton jersey sheet that presented possibilities. Some may see an old ratty sheet. I see wardrobe staples for my children.

The first Thing I made from the sheet is a Renfrew shirt for Martina.


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I used the same sizing as for her black polka dot shirt. The only change I made was to the neckband. It didn’t lie completely flat on the black shirt so I pinched a bit out of the pattern piece before cutting out the yellow fabric. That did the trick.


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I used the least worn areas of the sheet, near the edges, away from the middle. The fabric is a bit thin but it isn’t pilled or discoloured. (And, yes, I should have ironed it for the photo.)


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Have I mentioned how much I love the Renfrew? It’s not too many pattern pieces (five), I can sew it entirely on the serger and it’s usually done in under two hours.


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And best of all, it turns out great every single time.


Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €235.99


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  3 comments for “Thing 192

  1. Tobi Paton
    June 24, 2014 at 6:41 am

    I would never have guessed that shirt was a sheet in another life. Looks great on Martina.

  2. cora rook
    June 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Hi Toby!
    Hi to the lovely “Annabelle”
    Hi to the great model Martina.
    And lastly…….Hup Holland Hup…..en de Leeuw stond niet in zijn hemdje!!

  3. Linda Rook
    June 24, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    That’s such a great shirt… I love the band on the bottom

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