Look What I Made: Clementine Dress

Look what I made! A dress! With the Clementine Dress pattern by my uber-talented friend Thouraya from Amelie and Atticus (she sews, crochets, cross-stitches, bakes, has three children and among other talents works full time!). Clementine Dress This dress is a size four and the sweet vintage-inspired fabric is The Linen Cupboard by Emma Jean Jansen. It won’t be the last Clementine Dress I make, especially if this little bun in my oven is a baby girl!

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Look What I Made: Corner-to-Corner Blue Blanket

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A warm and snuggly blanket made with Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply. My cousin asked if I could make her a blanket a little while ago, with the only request the blanket be shades of blue. This one now lives in the United States, on a couch in a house by the sea.

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It would be great if I could remember where I wrote down the finished size of this one…It is definitely at least 120cm x 120cm…I think. It would be fantastic if I could remember which pattern source I used. I think it was a YouTube tutorial but this Red Heart pattern seems to be the same. The border is a row or two of  US single/UK double crochets, I had just enough yarn left for it.

It was hard letting this blanket go but that’s just all the more reason to make one of my own!

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Look What I Made: Rainbow Vintage Sheet Quilt

This wee quilt now has a new home! I can’t keep all the quilts I make. Apparently. It’s a little, super soft baby quilt, play mat or lap quilt.

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Finished size  – 82 x 82cm
Quilt top – 36 squares cut from vintage sheets, purchased from local thrift shops, Etsy and some swapped with fellow vintage sheet lover Thouraya
Batting – 100% cotton
Backing – A gree floral vintage sheet
Quilting – Vertical and horizontal lines on both sides of the seams
Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding 

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The Second Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter Swap

We’re back! To do it all again. Thouraya and I enjoyed the last swap so much, and we’ve had requests from those who missed out last time so we knew it was time. FQ
The Lowdown

Please have your sheets washed, cut into fat quarters (approx 50cm x 56cm) and posted no later than Friday 8th July 2016 – This will give you some time to head out to the op-shops and see what treasures you can find!

We will sort out the sheets and pop them back in the post on Monday 18th July 2016 all ready for some sewing!

If you would like to take part simply drop an email to us HERE! As you sign up we will send out all the necessary information!
We are happy to take sign ups until the Friday 8th July 2016, as long as you have your FQ’s in the mail by that date!
Spread the word – get it out there! The more participants we have the more range of awesome fabric we will have to share!

Link back to this post for new members.

We have been using the tag #vintagesheetswap check it out to see some amazing sheets from the last swap.
How many fat quarters you get will depend on how many you give!

Place your fat quarters into a pre-paid parcel post satchel (available at the post office in 500g and 3kg varieties). You should be able to fit about 15 FQs in a 500g satchel and 50+ in the 3kg satchel. You MUST also include a self-addressed pre-paid post satchel in your parcel to us for us to mail your new vintage goodness to you.
Please send only sheets that you would be excited to receive! (this is not the time to get rid of less-than-beautiful sheets).

  • Please note that all sheets need to be washed prior to cutting and shipping.
  • This swap is open to Australian residents only – apologies it will not work for the time frame for international postage.
  • Your fat quarters must measure approx. 50cm by 56cm and be free from marks, rips and stains.
  • If the fat quarters do not meet these standards they will be sent back. Only cotton or cotton blend sheets please and no cartoon characters, stripes or solid colours.
  • Feel free to ask any questions and have a look at this quilts I’ve made with vintage sheets from the previous swap: FullSizeRender
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    Look What I Made: Cowl Neck Poncho

    PONCHO Here’s an end-of-the-day, no-makeup, poorly lit snapshot of my snazzy new winter poncho! This is 12-ply acrylic but very tempted to make a more sensibly-coloured poncho in a beautiful Bendigo Woollen Mills 10 ply yarn. This project was an excuse to use this grey, mustard and blue combination that I spied around the same time my good friend Alyce was shopping for yarn. She’s working on her first crochet blanket in the same style. This poncho will be my go-to for keeping warm in the house this winter…with perhaps a beanie to match. Tres chic!

    For my own notes: cowl neck with 6mm hook and body with 5mm hook.

    The pattern is by Simone Francis from Simply Crochet magazine, and can be purchased through Ravelry. Here’s another version by Lucy of Attic 24.

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    Look What I Made: Favourites Vintage Sheet Quilt

    I saved some of my very favourite prints for this queen size quilt. I really love it! I let it come together without too much planning. I put the quilt top centre together and added a large border of white fabric. I then cut the border down to suit the backing sheet. There is only minimal quilting as I don’t really have the space to properly baste a queen size quilt. It all came together without too much trouble and can see it getting a lot of use in the years to come. vintage sheets quilt 3 vintage sheets quilt 1
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    Vital Stats:
    Finished size – 210 x 220cm
    Quilt top – 42 9-inch squares of vintage cotton and poly/cotton sheets
    Batting – 100% cotton
    Backing – One of my very favourite poly/cotton vintage sheets in a gorgeous green
    Quilting – Horizontal lines on both sides of the seams
    Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding

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    Vintage Sheet Quilts

    Might be time to sew with some other type of fabric…but probably not.

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    Look What I Made: Blue, Green and Purple Vintage Sheet Quilt

    It seemed only right to make a blue quilt after making a pink one. It appeared logical at the time, so let’s go with it. Who needs a reason to make another blanket? Certainly not I, as you may well have gathered by now.

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    Vital Stats:
    Finished size  – 90 x 90cm
    Quilt top – 36 squares cut from vintage sheets, purchased from local thrift shops, Etsy and some swapped with fellow vintage sheet lover Thouraya
    Batting – 100% cotton
    Backing – A blue floral vintage sheet, given to me by Thouraya!
    Quilting – Vertical and horizontal lines on both sides of the seams
    Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding 

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    This one is just so soft, I love it!

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    Look What I Made: Warm Granny Square

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    In 2009 I learnt how to crochet and started this blanket, which was to sit on my couch. Fast forward six or so years, and 20-odd blankets later I finally went back and finished up this blanket. These colours suited the décor at the time, however these days, as much as I try to resist, I’m all about all of the colours all of the time. The blanket does in fact live on my couch, however the couch no longer lives with me. A lot has changed since 2009!

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    Look What I Made: Reversible Tote Bags

    Bags are such fun little projects to sew, and my favourite way to use a little of my favourite fabrics. This pattern is one I’ve made seven or eight times.
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    This gorgeous vintage floral was found by my friend Jess who promptly brought it home for me. Hurrah! Can’t wait to sew some more with it. The bag is loosely based on the pattern by Dana.

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