Nile adventures




What to do with a pure cotton Nile single bed sheet? I spotted this pretty sheet at a local thrift store downstairs in their furniture shed on a table labelled 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' and everything on it was $1. I had been seeking fabric to make myself a new cotton bathrobe very similar to the cotton Japanese kimono style one I have had for over 10 years. This old faithful robe is so cozy, it's lined with a light muslin but it is well past it's use by date. So with the KWIK SEW nightie pattern as a guide I embarked on cutting out a new robe, I lined it with fine white cotton voile, added some feminine frills, a generous tie and 35cm of extra length. I am so pleased with my effort, it fits wonderfully and I wore it this morning and it's just perfect for me on these cooler mornings.

10 comments:

Levin (and Emily) said...

great dressing gown - i think you are so clever to adapt patterns. i find it hard enough to follow patterns.
it almost looks too pretty to wear.
l
x

2paw said...

Oh you are on a Lingerie 'kick'!! Who would have thought a sheet would make such a lovely dressing gown??!!

Dee said...

That is lovely! I would feel so Grace Kelly all dressed up in that. :-)

Taphophile said...

It's divine! Those Nile sheets (I believe they were made by Actil) live forever. Such a pretty print, as well.

Corrie said...

well done! looks great and $1! I had to pay at least $5 for a sheet or doona cover at my op shops!

looks beautiful

Corrie;)

Linda said...

Oh this is so gorgeous clever you what a wonderful thing to make from a sheet and such a pretty sheet at that!!!

Anonymous said...

So beautiful,it must be very comfortable, like staying in bed all morning!

Kathy said...

So beautiful,it must be very comfortable, like staying in bed all morning!

Meggy said...

Once again you are resourceful and innovative...great job

Michelle said...

That's such a great idea!