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Sunday, December 18, 2011

I wore a flannel sheet to church today!

Look what I made from a flannel sheet!  Jennifer from Seamingly Smitten asked for pattern testers for her new ruffled collar cape.  Check out some of the ones other people made! http://seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com/2011/12/womens-sewing-pattern-on-sale-now.html   My pictures did not turn out very well though.  I need a new camera for Christmas!  LOL
I originally bought this expensive material not realizing that it was not wide enough and my husband told me I had to wait until payday to buy more. 
I went to a thrift store and found a queen sized flannel sheet for a dollar!  I also cut down a dog's coat for Boots, my old cat because he is always cold, but since he is old he is smart enough to figure out how to take it off!  I used the blue band from the top of the sheet for my ruffle and the band on my hat for contrast.  I also made a matching hat!

Pippi was a big help with the measuring.  (Can you hear the sarcasm in my voice?)
For the hat, I traced around another beret I already had, and then put in a gather stitch.
I measured the blue band around my head and then with right sides together from the outside of the hat I stitched the band on. 

I then folded the band in and stitched it on.  Make sure you don't have a big lump like mine, it broke my needle!  You can find better tutorials online, but this is how I made mine.
 I used the sheet for the lining also.  It was actually quite warm!  Again, please ignore the awful pictures, I didn't have time for much makeup this morning since I was finishing up my cape before church.  Did I mention how easy and quick this pattern is?  She also has them in children's sizes too, and since it is an instant download you can make a couple for quick Christmas presents!
Check out her blog here:  http://seaminglysmitten.blogspot.com/2011/12/womens-sewing-pattern-on-sale-now.html

Merry Christmas ya'll!


LBP said...

What a great ensemble and you can't beat paying $1.00 for the fabric!

Great job!



h. rae said...

How cute! Thanks so much for linking up with me Monday!

Jo said...

Super cute and so creative. You look great!!

Pam said...

All this for $1... great buy!!! You've made a fabulous matching set, with beret and poncho! Thanks for sharing...

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