Hey y’all, more from my vintage sheet kick – today I did a vintage sheet robe. I could not resist this sheet when I saw it on Etsy – it’s such a pretty and happy print. And lucky me, it’s part of a full set, so I still have more of it in my stash.
The fabric is the perfect weight for a light wrap – just enough drape and just enough crispness. And the print is just the perfect mix for me of vintage nostalgia and modern sensibility. Like the best parts of times past without the burden of actually living in them.
I used my easy robe tutorial to make this. The only change I made to this one from the original was to make the robe knee length instead of past knee length, so that this is more appropriate for spring/summer temperatures (that have already arrived in Texas).
One of the things I like about making my robe this way is that the sleeves aren’t huge wings to contend with like a lot of robes. While those might look elegant, I always find myself rolling them up out of the way to keep them from dragging in my food or across the fabric I’m cutting.
Get the full instructions for the robe here.
So pretty. This is definitely my style. Thanks for sharing. Now to find the perfect fabric. Maybe Grandma has some. 🙂
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The fabric is perfect for this robe! Nice spring design.
Now I know what to do with my fabric sheet stash!
Beautiful! Sigh… I just wish the pattern was printable because I’m new to sewing and drawing patterns is too overwhelming for me right now. This would make a perfect Mother’s Day gift! ?
Just read the instructions and you will see how easy it is to do
Adorable! I have sheets with matching pillowcases. The hem of the pillowcases would make a beautiful accent on the sleeves.
What a GREAT idea….my daughter is getting married next spring and these will be her bridesmaids gifts….I am making cloth napkins out of vintage sheets for the wedding so this will go PERFECTLY with the theme…thanks so much for the pattern and idea!!
Just finished this from an old duvet it was to be for me but was too tight, not sure why but it fits my DIL perfectly. I really enjoyed making it and the tutorial was so easy to follow. Thank you. Would love to post pictures but can’t seem to be able to do it.
My sister had a robe a whole lot like this a gazillion years ago and I have always wanted to make one like it. Now I have a piece of double gauze that will be perfect for this. I don’t have any vintage sheets but I do have that really pretty gauze with lavender butterflies, and I can hardly wait. It’s going to be so pretty. I think if I want to lengthen it a little bit I’ll have enough. These 68 year old legs that I have just aren’t as pretty as they once were. Thank you so much for the pattern. It’s exactly what I have been looking for. I hope you have a wonderful New Year. I hope it’s going to be the best one you’ve ever had.
I LOVE this idea! (Also, I’m jealous of that sheet!) I have an original Beauty and the Beast twin sheet (that I slept on when I was a toddler) that I have wanted to turn into something special. This is just perfect! I’m also in Texas, and agree that a cotton sheet is the perfect material to wear in the summer.
I used your instructions to make myself a beautiful summer robe from one of my childhood vintage sheets! Thank you very much…it was fun and easy to follow. I made mine longer and added patch pockets…just love it!
Next up, I will be using your cute summer pajama top and shorts to use up another sheet. I will probably make longer shorts, capri length. Love how simple and comfortable your look.
This is great! I still have my favorite sheet from childhood. A yellow and orange floral from the 70’s. I want to start paring down my possessions and this is a wonderful way to make use of it. Thank you for the great ideas!