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April 20, 2012

Ruffled Dress from a Bed Sheet

So far, when I shop at Goodwill for fabric, I look through the clothes. Then, I thought, “What about bed sheets?”… And, welcome to my newest dress.

You may have an old sheet stuffed in your linen closet but, if not, they are very inexpensive at Goodwill. Much cheaper than fabric!

The size of the sheet is going to be dependent on the width/length of the dress. This one seems like a full.

I started by folding the sheet in half and cutting a strip from the top (to use, later, as a ruffle).

Then, I sewed down the side and hemmed the bottom.

I sewed a pocket in the top and ran a piece of elastic though it. This is, obviously, the top of your dress.

With the extra strip that I cut, I hemmed one side and made a long stitch in the other, pulled the strings, and made a ruffle. I attached the ruffle to the wrong side of the top of the dress, then flipped it over the front.

And, that’s how I made a dress with a bed sheet!

Have a great weekend!

Enjoying the Good Life,


Linking up at: My 1929 Charmer


  1. I didn’t even know this was possible… it looks amazing! I can borrow it, right? Right?


  2. Nicole, I was gonna say pretty much the exact same thing. I kind of need this dress in my life.

  3. I LOVE to pick up sheets at my local thrift store and make fun clothes with them. Great job!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Amanda! So much fabric for such a little price!

  4. Such a great idea, and I love the colour!!

  5. This was a sheet? It looks like something that you bought at Anthopologie! You are very talented….

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks! That is so sweet. I love the “anthro” look…

  6. Very pretty!

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Mindie!

  7. How cute and from a sheet?! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,


    • goodwillsc

      Thanks, Trish! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. What a fantastic idea and turned out so cute!

  9. This is such a great idea! Thanks so much for linking up to Delicately Constructed Friday last week! I featured you!!