Furnishing Fashion

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We all love a bit of bed linen fashion don't we? You know the type; thrifted vintage bed sheets, turned into dresses and skirts, or pillowcases fashioned into little girls dresses?

For something a little different, native New Yorker Peter of Male Pattern Boldness re-purposed vintage sheets into shirts, and shirt sleeve cuffs

Lets not forget those lovely floral prints found on upholstery fabric. I've been experimenting with upholstery fabric fashion myself, but this flowery military jacket is outstanding.


As seen on BurdaStyle, made by Ulrika from Stockholm, Sweden, her jacket is made from 100% cotton furnishing fabric from Tygverket.



And lastly, this wonderful interpretation of the Colette Sorbetto top, created by Kestral Finds and makes, made from a vintage table cloth with scenes of Plymouth (England).


Seriously, who needs to buy brand new material these days? Go raid your Grandma's bed linen cupboard, ask your local furnishing shop if they have any off cuts, or search through the tea towel collection of your thrift store for pretty printed fabric to play with!


Michelle Constantinescu said...

Hey, great idea! I love reusing old fabrics - hadn't really thought about some of the vintage stuff that's probably hanging out at my mom's house - like at her windows. Ha ha! Love that last top.

Frugal Down Under said...

I love the mans shirt out of the vintage sheet. Looks cool and perfect for the tropics.

I could love a man dressed like that.

Lyndel said...

oh the business shirt with retro sheeting cuffs♥♥

my thrifty closet said...

haha...never thought bed sheets can look good as shirts, thanks for the amazing links


Isis said...

they are all RAD!

TracyKM said...

I look at the sheets at the thrift store...and think...I just can NOT make something with the sheets I slept on in the 70's. They're just so ....sheet looking! LOL. I was hoping they'd price the 'ugly' sheets cheaper so I could use them to make a muslin and not be tempted to make it "wearable", but all sheets were the same price (per size). Also, with the newer sheets, I fear someone will come up to my kids and say "Hey, I have those Justin Beiber sheets on my bed!" LOL. I do still find some sheets/curtains, etc at the thrift shops though, and quite often some nice fabric. Even the sample books from upolstry shops can be really useful for making little camera bags, etc.

anniescupboards said...

I FREAKING love this. I wish I could get my man to wear them. I love using vintage sheets in my craft. I love this post.

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