Old sheets are some of my favourite materials to use when testing a new pattern. If you’ve been reading this blog since the beginning you are probably well accustomed to my love for raiding the linen closet when sewing. I love them because they’re cheap – so i don’t have to worry about wasting them – which is important since i sew a ridiculous number of samples before a pattern is finalised. But i also love them for the prints – vintage prints are amazing, and more often than not i’ll find a way to incorporate these little samples into my wardrobe.
Case and point – this is one of the Eucalypt samples – made from a thrifted sheet. I think this sheet cost me $3 or something ridiculously low – and i’ve used it to test SO many things. Since the print is so cute, and the cotton is so soft, this one almost immediately ended up in my pajama rotation. It’s one of my favourite pieces of sleepwear, i love how unique it is – and of course i love that it’s handmade.
Sure there are some imperfections (wonky bias binding application anyone?) – but i’m cool with it, they are pajamas after all :) No need to kill yourself over the details every.single.time – am i right?!
I’ve been really excited to see how many people have used their Eucalypt pattern to create sleep nighties and tanks. I think it makes for an instantly cute sleepwear collection, but then again i’m biased!
Link up if you’ve made your Eucalypt into PJ’s!