Saturday, August 6, 2011

Vintage Linens.

So I have mentioned in the "About Me" that I love vintage linens to sew on. I have recently made a skirt for myself out of a cheery yellow sheet. Its a little big but it will work. This idea of using vintage linens came from Whitney Sews. She is on Facebook as well as You Tube. She is very good at what she does and I would definitely recommend watching her channel.
The newest adventure I have decided to embark on is the find of vintage character sheets. This is a very hard thing to do as I know I am not the only one looking for them. The "Holey Grail" right now is "Star Wars". I keep looking to no avail. No, I will not purchase online because I am not willing to pay huge amount of money plus shipping to get it. Yes, I am doing in the old fashioned way. Most of the thrift stores around her have seen me more than a few times. Now I will say I have found two character sheets so far. One was a Kermit the Frog sheet circa "1980" and a TMNT sheet circa "1988". Both where in fabulous condition. The funny thing about the TMNT sheet was that a lady was contemplating it as I came down the isle. She glanced away for a brief second. and I swiped it. Rule of thumb in the thrifting world is if you are looking at something you better pick it up. If you don't pick it up then someone else is bound to snatch it. I have learned this very quickly. I was so excited to get these home and wash them that I flew out of the store, after paying of course. As far as finding the "Star Wars", I know I will. Though I do not like it it is for my sister. When I finally do get this highly sought after sheet it will become a scrub top.
So tonight as I cook my fabulous home made chicken noodle soup I will contemplate my next project. I am very excited to get started on another one. However I do have some on my to do list. I am at this moment thinking of ways to put NB tour shirts together to make a messenger bag. This bag has to be good which is why I have not started it yet. Planning is key when I only don't want to make any mistakes. Yes, I do take my projects seriously. Well most times anyway.


Heather Grow said...

I love your skirt, especially the hemline.

I seem to find a lot of Batman and Spiderman sheets but no Star Wars.

thank you for sharing on the Vintage Sheet Blog Weekend Link Up Party.

allycat79225 said...

Thanks Heather.
I have not found the Star Wars sheet but my sister was ok with the scrub top made from a Superman Sheet.
Star Wars is a tricky one.
Hopefully I can get a picture sometime of the top from my sister. The reason for this is that I had to leave it unhemed so that my mom could help fit it to her more. Fitting clothing is a little tough for me.