Kitty Cat Pillowcase into Backless Top & Shorts Set
As I was cleaning up my photo files I found several little things I've made that I haven't shared yet. This one uses another little pillowcase. The embroidery with the sleeping kitten was just charming and I loved the little yellow butterfly, of course! The tatting on the bottom of this case was particularly beautiful. I remember when I found this one in an antique store I was with my dear Heart Sister Jana in Georgia. She always takes me to some antique shops when I visit each summer. I am looking forward to doing that again this year!
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I did this one quite differently from the pillowcase tunic I shared in my last post. I used a commercial pattern for a little backless top and trimmed it with two different kinds of ribbon trim and sweet flower buttons.
I used the part of the pillowcase that I cut off to make the bodice and the straps and sewed ribbon to those, too.
I believe the shorts were made from the same pattern with plisse fabric purchased at Jo-Ann's.
I really liked this little outfit and I will have to make a similar one sometime for my 'grandmother's hope chest'. I took this one to show at school and it sold within minutes of being in the office. That made my day! One of the teachers purchased it for her granddaughter in New York.
I'd love to hear what you think about using vintage linens in your sewing/crafting. Are you making anything for Spring/Summer?